Dr. Robert Joustra

Associate Professor of Politics & International Studies

Director, Centre for Christian Scholarship

Phone: 9056482139 Ext:4301

Email: rjoustra@redeemer.ca

Office: 208F

Department: History, Politics & 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”


  • Gods and Thrones: The World to 1914 (HIS-106)
  • Being and Knowing in the Digital Age (CTS-110)
  • 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)
  • God and Global Order (POL-301/401)


Robert Joustra is Associate Professor of Politics & International Studies (POLIS) at Redeemer, and founding-Director of Redeemer’s Centre for Christian Scholarship. He is currently working on three books and one research project: a co-edited volume (with Mariano Barbato and Dennis Hoover) on Modern Papal Diplomacy and Social teaching in World Affairs (Routledge, 2019), another co-edited volume (with Jessica Joustra) on Abraham Kuyper’s Stone Lectures (IVP, 2020), a single-authored book tentatively titled Globalization and the Kingdom of God: An Introduction to Christian Realism for Terrifying Times (Eerdmans, 2021), and a funded research collaboration with Kevin den Dulk and Dennis Hoover titled “Populists or Internationalists? Evangelical Tribes and Globalization.
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 in The Globe and Mail, The Washington PostThe National Post and elsewhere.

Dr. Joustra’s CV

Dr. Joustra’s books