Dr. Robert Joustra

Professor of Politics & International Studies

Director of Mentoring

Phone: (905) 648-2139   Ext:4301

Email: rjoustra@redeemer.ca

Office: 208F

Programs: International Relations, International Development, Law and Public Policy, Politics and International Studies


Ph.D. (2013), International Relations, University of Bath
Dissertation: The Religious Problem in Religious Freedom: Why International Theory Needs Political Theology
Supervisors: Dr. Scott Thomas and Dr. Adrian Hyde-Price

M.A. (2007), Globalization Studies, McMaster University (Hamilton)
Thesis: The Lullaby of Argus Panoptes: Toward a Cosmological Conversation on Universal Human Rights
Supervisor: Dr. Marshall Beier

B.A. (2005 with distinction), Honours History, Political Science. Redeemer University College
Senior Thesis: “The Tatar Yoke: An Historiographical Inquiry into the Mongol Impact on the Russian State”


  • Introduction to Politics & International Studies (POL-121)
  • Introduction to International Relations (POL-208)
  • Canada and the World (POL-210)
  • Introduction to International Political Economy (POL-215)
  • Current Issues in Politics & International Studies (POL-301/401)
  • Comparative Global Politics & Religion (POL-318)
  • The United States as a World Power (HIS-439)


Robert Joustra is Professor of Politics & International Studies (POLIS) and Director of Faculty Mentoring. He is author, co-author, and co-editor, of a number of books, including:

He is also an editorial fellow at The Review of Faith & International Affairs, and his commentary and opinions appear periodically in The Globe and Mail, The Washington PostThe National Post and elsewhere.

Dr. Joustra’s CV

Dr. Joustra’s books