McCall MacBain Scholarships - Master’s and Professional Programs

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Current PostDocs

Elizabeth Chrun

PhD in political science, University of Washington

Postdoctoral: : March 2019 to May 2022

Supervisor: Professor Maria Popova

elizabeth.chrun [at]

Statement of Interest

My research examines the conditions that incentivize political incumbents to tackle corruption and create specialized anticorruption institutions. I also work on data visualization and web-based knowledge mobilization projects such as the European Court of Human Rights Database (ECHRdb), which aim to disseminate scientific socio-legal findings within and beyond the academic community.

I will be joining the department of political science at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) as an assistant professor in June of 2022.

  Mohammed el Khamlichi

Fernando Feitosa

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Montreal

Postdoctoral: September 2021 to August 2023

Supervisor: Professor Éric Bélanger

fernandofeitosaribeiro [at]


Statement of Interest

My research examines the impact of the high degree of party-system polarization that is observed in many contemporary democracies on citizens’ support for democracy and for two key democratic principles: free and fair elections, and the rule of law. Methodologically, my research includes the development of harmonized data on democratic support measures and of party policy positions in countries not included in extant data sources. Furthermore, my research includes the realization of survey experiments in countries with various levels of democratic support.

  Adam Kochanski

Agnes Tam

PhD in philosophy, Queen’s University

Postdoctoral: August 2021 to June 2022

Supervisor: Professor Jacob Levy

Statement of Interest

My research aims to center the “We”-perspective in political philosophy, examining how “We”-groups, as opposed to “I”-individuals, impair or facilitate peace, justice, democracy, and moral progress. For my Banting postdoctoral project at McGill, I focus specifically on two particular We-groups, i.e., “We”-the-people and “We”-the-partisans, who raise pressing challenges to liberal democracy. I examine how norms of We-reasoning (e.g., loyalty, solidarity, trust) account for their problematic tendencies. This new analytic framework, I believe, opens up new ways to address populism and tribalism that are "We"-sensitive. I will be joining the Department of Philosophy at the University of Calgary as an Assistant Professor in July 2022.


Gregory Whitfield

Phd Washington University in St. Louis (2016)

Postdoctoral: January 2020 - December 2021

Supervisor: Professor Jacob Levy

gregory.whitfield [at]

Statement of Interest

At McGill I am working on a book project on political manipulation, especially with respect to voting and representation.



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