Biography - David Mutimer

David MutimerBA, MA, Ph.D

Professor David Mutimer was appointed to the Board of Governors on July 1, 2017 and serves as a member of the Academic Resources and Land and Property Committees.

Professor Mutimer is currently the Chair of the Department of Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. His research considers issues of contemporary international security through lenses provided by critical social theory, as well as inquiring into the reproduction of security in and through popular culture. Much of that work has focused on weapons proliferation as a reconfigured security concern in the post-cold war era, and has tried to open possibilities for alternative means of thinking about the security problems related to arms more generally. In the past few years this programme of research has concentrated on small arms and light weapons. More recently he has turned his attention to the politics of the global war on terror, and of the regional wars around the world presently being fought by Canada and its allies. He received a B.A.Hons, Political Science, Western University; an MA and Ph.D, Political Science, York University. He is a past Chair of the Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee of Senate and has wide experience in University governance. He is widely published, a sought after speaker, and is editor of the prestigious annual volume Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs.