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Welcome to SPT at Acadia
Social and Political Thought is Acadia's newest graduate program, and the only graduate program in Social and Political Thought in Atlantic Canada.
Applications for Fall 2013 admission will be considered beginning February 1.
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Religion - Human Rights - Consumption - Body - Resistance - Neo-liberalism - Race - Environment -
Law - Peace - Economy - Literature - Gender - Affect - War - State
June 2013 - SPT student Sonja Sapach will be presenting two papers at Congress in Victoria, BC: "On the Edge of Fear" at the Canadian Game Studies Association and "Forms of Interaction in Azeroth" at the Canadian Sociological Association.
May 2013 - Congratulations to SPT student Emily Lutz on her SSHRC CGS Master's Scholarship!
May 2013 - Sonja Sapach (SPT student) and Jon Saklofske (SPT faculty member) present "Gaming the Scholarly Edition" at the conference MIT 8: Public Media, Private Media, in Boston, Massachusetts.
April 2013 - Congratulations to SPT student Sonja Sapach on her SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship Award!
April 2013 - Thesis defence! Charlotte Rogers, "(Sur)passing Judgement: An Argument for Judges' Contribution to Democratic Representation in the Process of Judicial Review." April 15, 10:30, KCIC Acadia Room.
April 2013 - Article about SPT conference in The Athenaeum
March 22, 2013 - Opening keynote for the SPT conference: Imre Szeman, "How to Know About Oil: Epistemology, Energy, and Environmentalism." 7:00, KCIC Auditorium. Open to the public -all welcome!
January 2013 - Thesis defence! Karen Asp, "Melting Icecaps, Missing Bees: Adorno on Interpretation and Dialectics in the Anthropocene Era." January 11, 3:00, BAC 144.
New Feature - profiles of some of our current students! Click on the "Students" page at left.
December 2012 - SPT is profiled in the Dec 20 edition of the Wolfville Grapevine: download pdf here.
SPT Grad Student Conference - coming in March 2013! See "Conference" page for CFP and more details.
September 2012 - Another academic year begins! Welcome to our new cohort of students!
August 2012 - Welcome to the newest SPT faculty member! Dr Brenda Trofanenko (Education) has joined the SPT program.
June 2012 - Dr. Inder Marwah will be joining the SPT program for the 2012-13 academic year. Dr. Marwah will be teaching Applied International Ethics in the Winter term.
June 2012 - Congratulations to SPT student Sonja Sapach on receiving a SSHRC Master's scholarship!
May 2012 - SPT student Sonja Sapach presents "A Transdisciplinary Assessment of Azeroth and Tamriel" at the meeting of the Canadian Game Studies Association in Waterloo, Ontario (Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities).
May 2012 - Welcome to the newest SPT faculty member! Dr. Jon Saklofske (English) has joined the SPT program.
May 2012 - SPT student Ryan Shuvera presents "Death, Monumentality, and the City: The Death of an Idea and the Site of a Monument" at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association in Waterloo, Ontario (Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities).
April 2012 - SPT student Sonja Sapach will be hosting a discussion on "Rituals and Symbols in Virtual Worlds" at a Digital Humanities un-conference (Great Lakes The Humanities And Technology camp) in London, Ontario.
March 2012 - SPT student Karen Asp presents "Trash, Materiality and the Force of Things in Adorno and Bennett" at the Western Political Science Association meeting, in Portland, Oregon.