Biography

My teaching and research is in the sub-fields of International Relations, Comparative Politics, and International Development, with a specific focus on the role of Canadian actors in the global south. My current research examines the role of Canadian corporations both at home and abroad.

Publications

Books:

(forthcoming). Thomas, David P. and Veldon Coburn (eds). Capitalism and Dispossession: Corporate Canada at Home and Abroad. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.

2018. Thomas David P. Bombardier Abroad: Patterns of Dispossession. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.


Book Chapters:

(submitted). Thomas, David P. and Hayden King, "A Pedagogy of Erasure: International Relations and Indigenous Peoples," in Heather Smith, David Hornsby, and Mark Boyer (eds), Oxford Handbook of International Studies Pedagogy, (Toronto: Oxford University Press).

(forthcoming). Thomas, David P. and Tyler Shipley, "Canadian Banks in Latin America and the Caribbean," in David P. Thomas and Veldon Coburn (eds), Capitalism & Dispossession: Corporate Canada and Home and Abroad, (Halifax: Fernwood Publishing).

(forthcoming). Coburn, Veldon and David P. Thomas, "Capitalism, Dispossession, and the Canadian State," in David P. Thomas and Veldon Coburn (eds), Capitalism & Dispossession: Corporate Canada and Home and Abroad, (Halifax: Fernwood Publishing).


Articles:

2019. Thomas, David P. "'Setting the Free Thinker Free': The Use of an Activist Archive to Analyze a Pivitol Moment in the History of the South African Communist Party (SACP)," World Journal of Social Science Research, Vol. 6, No. 3: 283-302.

2018. Thomas, David P. and Zoe Luba, "White Fragility and the White Student Abroad: Using Critical Race Theory to Analyze International Experiential Learning in the Global South," Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 38, No. 2: 182-198.

 

Education

2006 PhD - Queen's University

2001 MA - University of Saskatchewan

1999 BA - University of Calgary

1997 BComm - University of Victoria

Teaching

  • POLS 1001 - Foundations of Politics
  • POLS/INLR 2301 - Introduction to International Relations
  • POLS 3221 - African Politics
  • INLR 3201 - Problems in International Development
  • POLS/INLR 3301 - Global Governance
  • INLR 3991 - Global Capitalism
  • INLR 4101 - Global Governance Simulation
  • INLR 4201 - Canada, Globalization, and International Development
  • INLR 4301 - Global Civil Society
  • INLR 4401 - African in a Global Context