Noah S. Schwartz

PhD Candidate, Political Science, Carleton University

Noah Schwartz, BA (Carleton), MSc (Durham) is a PhD candidate in Political Science with a specialization in public policy.

His research looks at the politics of memory and the use of narrative in the American gun debate. His doctoral research project employs ethnographic methods to study community building and the mobilization of narratives about America’s past by the gun-rights movement.

Noah received his BA at Carleton in Global Politics, before moving overseas to complete his MSc in Defence, Development and Diplomacy at Durham University. After working with the Privy Council Office and Global Affairs Canada, he returned to study at Carleton in the fall of 2016 to begin his PhD.

Noah's research interests include the public policy process, the politics of memory, the gun-rights movement, firearms policy, and North American Politics.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Political Science , Carleton University


  • 2014 
    Durham University , MSc Defence, Development and Diplomacy
  • 2013 
    Carleton University, BA Global Politics


  • 2019
    Called to arms: the NRA, the gun culture & women, Critical Policy Studies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada