Faculty

Jonathan M. Sears

Assistant Professor of International Development Studies

Jonathan M. Sears

Program(s):

International Development Studies

Email:

j.sears:@:uwinnipeg.ca

Phone:

204-953-3857

Office:

MS234, 520 Portage Ave.

Jon Sears approaches International Development Studies and Comparative Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa in English, et en Français from a multi-disciplinary background in political studies, philosophy, and anthropology.

Areas of Teaching

Development: Ethics, Aid Policies, Development Theory, African Politics, Political Theory,

Education

Ph.D., Political Studies, Queen’s University (Kingston, ON), 2007; M.A., Political Philosophy, Brock University (St. Catharines, ON), 1999; B.A., Honours Anthropology, Saint Thomas University (Fredericton, NB), 1994

Work in Detail

Teaching

Menno Simons College Campus

CMU Shaftesbury Campus

Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science (UWinnipeg) 2015-2018

Research

Jon seeks to place events in Mali and Sahelian Africa since 2011 in historical and cultural context as the focus of recent writing, and as part of ongoing investigation of how citizen identity in African contexts is rooted in multiple cultures, and how these political cultures are affected by responses by individuals and groups to economic and political liberalization, and post-conflict peaceabuildng at the interface of international and national actors and institutions.

Related are Jon's ongoing research projects,

Performance
Applied
Community

Jon and his partner Thea attend with their son and his grandparents Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship.