Julián Castro-Rea, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept


Professor, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept



Area of Study / Keywords

Conservatism and the right North American (Canada Mexico US) and Latin American politics international politics.



  • BA Honours (Licenciatura), Sociology (Specialization in Political Sociology, Magna Cum Laude), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • M Sc, Political Science, Université de Montréal
  • Ph D, Political Science, Université de Montréal


Broad area of research: conservatism and the right, North American (Canada, Mexico, US) and Latin American politics, international politics. 

Within that broad area, I have recently focused on the following specific topics: 

  • Conservatism and the political right (ideologies, movements, strategies, impacts on public policy),
  • Canadian politics (institutional and socioeconomic dynamics, Canadian history, provincial politics—especially Quebec and Alberta—and Canadian security policy) 
  • Federalism, 
  • Regionalism (region-making in the Americas, for economic and political purposes), 
  • Nationalism. 

Dozens of contributions published in either one of the four official languages of the Americas (English, French, Spanish or Portuguese).

Supervisor for MA or PhD students; drawing from thirty-plus year experience with methodology, empirical research and comparative politics. 


Teaching areas:

  • North American Politics (Canada, Mexico, United States)
  • Latin American Politics
  • Policy Innovations in Latin America
  • Conservatism and Right-Wing Politics
  • Nationalism
  • Comparative Politics, Theory and Methodology
  • Canadian Federalism


POL S 354 - Topics in Comparative Politics

The focus of this course changes yearly to reflect current issues in comparative politics and faculty research interests. Information about the specific topics can be obtained from the Department. A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One of POL S 235 (or 230 or 240) or Department consent.

POL S 445 - Topics in Globalization and Governance

A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: One of POL S 235, 261 (or 230, 240, or 260) or Department consent.

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