Cara Camcastle




Phone: 778-828-0846

Office Location: AQ 6057

After completing her Ph.D. in political science at Queen's University, Dr. Cara Camcastle was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellowship and attended the University of California at Berkeley as a visiting scholar. Her successful career includes teaching several years on the faculties of both UBC and SFU, and her peer-reviewed publications include papers in world-class academic journals and a book in the highly respected series of McGill-Queen's University Press: Studies in the History of Ideas.  One of her areas of specialization is Canadian politics.  She studies party ideologies and policies, including those on the environment and the Canadian Arctic.  Her expert analysis of federal election campaigns has been sought by the media.


Ph.D. in Political Science (Queen's University)

                               M.A. (University of British Columbia)

                               B.A. Hon. (University of British Columbia)

Publications and Conference Presentations:

Recent Media Interviews:

CKNW Radio program Simi Sara Show on September 17 on Globe and Mail Leaders’ debate

CBC Radio  The Early Edition  with Rick Cluff on August 7, 2015 on the federal leaders debate and B.C.

CKNW Radio program Simi Sara Show on  August 7, 2015 and  CFAX 1070 Radio with Frank Stanford, August 10 on federal leaders debate

Elizabeth McSheffrey, Vancouver Observer  August 6 “How B.C. can beat Harper in the 2015 election” on strategic voting

Maclean’s August 4, Nancy Macdonald and Ken MacQueen, “Battleground B.C.: Parties look to fulfill desire for change” on the impact of bill c-51 anti-terrorism legislation

Vancouver Sun Video  July 31, 2015 on the impact of the largest campaign in history

Teaching at SFU:

POL 329: Selected Topics: Environmental Politics

POL 329 Selected Topics: Politics of the Canadian Arctic

POL 322 Canadian Political Parties

POL 222 Introduction to Canadian Politics