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Dr. Mark Busser

Dr. Mark Busser
Faculty of Social Sciences, Kenneth Taylor Hall – 135
905-525-9140 ext. 23560
Office Hours:
Mondays 1-2pm

Mark Busser is Manager, Careers & Experiential Education in the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster, as well as a course instructor in the Faculty and in the Department of Political Science. His day job focuses on collaborating with staff and faculty to illuminate career development pathways for students across disciplines, including through work-integrated co-op and internship placements.

Born and raised in Hamilton, Dr. Busser graduated from McMaster’s Arts and Science (2005) program before completing a Master’s in Political Science at York University (2006). He completed a PhD in International Relations at McMaster (2013) and continues to teach courses in the Department on a contract basis while balancing his full-time position and family life with three school-age children.

Dr. Busser’s teaching focuses on international relations, gender, and skills-based inquiry research. His most frequently-taught courses include Social Sciences 1SS3: Inquiry; Political Science 2I03: Global Politics; and Political Science 3KK3: Genocide, among others. He is the author of Ethics, Obligation, and the Responsibility to Protect (Routledge, 2019). His current research focuses on the role of conspiracism in and about international relations and global governance.