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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a surge in gun sales. Estimates based on background checks show that an estimated 2.6 million guns were sold in the United States in March. That is an 85 per cent increase over the same...