Faculty Profile

International Relations Faculty

Jeffrey Ayres, PhD

Political Science Department Chair and Environmental Studies Program Director, Professor of Political Science

B.A. University of Virginia
M.A. and Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Areas of Expertise:

Globalization, Global and Regional Governance, International Relations, Social Movements and Contentious Politics, Canadian and North American Politics

Courses I Teach:

  • Globalization and Resistance
  • Global Governance
  • Global Problems
  • International Relations
  • Politics of the World Economy
  • Social Movements and Contentious Politics
  • U.S. Foreign Policy

Recent Publications:

Books:

North America in Question: Regional Integration in an Era of Political Economic Turbulence, with Laura Macdonald, co-editor, University of Toronto Press (Series in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy, 2012).

Globalization and Food Sovereignty: Global and Local Change in the New Politics of Food, with Peter Andrée, Michael Bosia and Marie-Josée Massicotte, co-editors, under contract, University of Toronto Press.

Contentious Politics in North America: National Protest and Transnational Collaboration under Continental Integration, with Laura Macdonald co-editor, (London: Palgrave-Macmillan, International Political Economy Series, 2009).

Articles:

“Introduction: North America in Question,” with Laura Macdonald, in Jeffrey Ayres and Laura Macdonald, eds., North America in Question: Regional Integration in an Era of Economic Turbulence (University of Toronto Press, 2012).

“Introduction: North America in Question,” with Laura Macdonald, in Jeffrey Ayres and Laura Macdonald, eds., North America in Question: Regional Integration in an Era of Economic Turbulence (University of Toronto Press, 2012).

“Democratic Deficits: the Role of Civil Society,” with Laura Macdonald, in Jeffrey Ayres and Laura Macdonald, eds., North America in Question: Regional Integration in an Era of Economic Turbulence (University of Toronto Press, 2012).

“The Limits of Power and Protest: Civil Society Mobilization against North American Integration,” pp. 75-90 in Thomas Olesen, ed. Power and Global Activism (London: Routledge: 2010).

“From ‘Anti-Globalization’ to the Global Justice Movement: Framing Collective Action Against Neoliberalism,” pp. 9-28 in Bruce Podobnik and Thomas Reifer (eds.) Transforming Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post 9/11 Era (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2009).

“Bridging Global Summits and Local Markets: Food Sovereignty as Localized Resistance to Globalization,” with Michael Bosia, Globalizations 8(1) (February 2011): 47-63.

Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Award, Saint Michael’s College, 2010-11

Fulbright Research Chair in North American Studies, 2003-04

Life Off Campus:

My hobbies include skiing; biking; surf-fishing on the beaches of North Carolina; reading widely; gardening; trying to support my perennially disappointing Virginia Cavaliers football and basketball teams; and listening to the Grateful Dead and Phish played loud.

Listen to recent interviews with Professor Ayres on Vermont Public Radio

Jeffrey Ayres, professor of political science/department chair, is co-editor of a new book: North America in Question: Regional Integration in an Era of Economic Turbulence, Views of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, part of the Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, May 2012.


North America in Question: Regional Integration in an Era of Economic Turbulence, Views of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. Edited by Jeffrey Ayres and Laura Macdonald. Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, May 2012.

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