Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012
Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman recently presented two lectures at the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. Deutchman's lectures detailed the upcoming presidential election and the GOP's "war on women," which explored gender in politics.
The centre, which serves as the home for a study abroad program through Queen's University, provides students spending the semester in the United Kingdom with a wide range of liberal arts offerings - including political science.
Although a majority of the students were Canadian, they proved to be well versed in the ways of American politics and were actively engaged in the material. "The students were very well informed, enthusiastic and had clearly mastered the subject," says Deutchman. "I really think that you have to care about American politics - for good or for evil. It's a powerful country that certainly has an effect on Canada."
Deutchman holds a Ph.D. and a master's degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor's degree from Hofstra University in political science and economics. She is a professor of 20 plus years who has worked on two continents (Australia and North America). She has a long list of publications in major journals, the latest of which are "Electoral Challenges of Moderate Factions: Main Streeters and Blue Dogs, 1994- 2008," The Forum, Vol. 8: Iss2, Article 2 (2010) (with DeWayne Lucas); "Five Factions, Two Parties: Caucus Membership in the House of Representatives, 1994- 2002," Congress and the Presidency, 36:62-84, 2009 (with colleague DeWayne Lucas); and "Fundamentalist Christians, Raunch Culture and Post-industrial Capitalism," Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Summer 2008.
She has been a senior lecturer and visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne numerous times. Deutchman's expertise in Australia has been cited in U.S.-based publications as well as in Australia in The Australian, The Age, Australian Time and Arena. Most recently, she taught a graduate course on "President Barack Obama and the World" at the University of Melbourne in Australia in 2010.