Cressida Heyes Phd

Prospective graduate students

Please note that as of January 2015 I am the Associate Chair (Graduate Studies) in Political Science. Full information about our graduate programs can be found on this page and the pages it links. If you have any unanswered administrative queries about your application to one of our programs, please contact Caroline Kinyua at If you have academic queries, please contact me through the page linked below.

If you are thinking of applying to graduate school, and:


  • have (or are completing) a BA in Political Science, Philosophy or a related discipline;
  • would like to study towards a graduate degree (MA or PhD) in Political Science or Philosophy at the University of Alberta;
  • are possibly interested in writing a thesis or dissertation connected to my current research interests;

Please contact me.


The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta contains a vibrant community of politically sympathetic and theoretically minded scholars with whom to form interdisciplinary connections around issues connecting politics, gender, sexuality, feminism, and bodies. I can offer mentoring around scholarship applications, conference papers, publication, and, of course, thesis or dissertation research.

For general information about admissions and program requirements visit the websites of the Departments of Political Science and Philosophy.


Courses for 2017


Dead to the World: Rape, Unconsciousness, and Social Media


2016-17 speakers