Noah S.


Research - Policy - Teaching

Finalist - SSHRC Storyteller Contest 2020

My project, Quick Draw History, was selected as one of 25 finalists for the SSHRC Storyteller Contest.

About Noah

Noah Schwartz is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Carleton University. His research focuses on the use of narrative and memory by the gun-rights movement. His research interests include the politics of narrative and memory, the theories of the policy process, and firearms policy.

Noah is a firm believer that engaged scholarship means bridging the gap between academics and the general public, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence.

Called to Arms: the NRA, the gun culture & women.

How has the gun-rights movement expanded its appeal to women? Read about it now in Critical Policy Studies.

The Big Debate - Assault Weapons

Noah goes head to head with Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair, debating the Liberal assault-weapons ban in the Toronto Star.

The Jill Bennett Show

Head over to the Media & Outreach page to listen to Noah's interview on the Jill Bennett Show, 980 CKNW Vancouver, about the rise in guns sales during the COVID-19 pandemic.


After graduating from Canterbury High School having completed two years of Dramatic Arts training, Noah went on to major in Global Politics at Carleton University. This small, boutique degree included an international internship, which he completed with the Global Detention Project in Geneva, Switzerland.

For his Masters Degree, Noah headed across the Atlantic to study Defence, Development and Diplomacy at Durham University in the United Kingdom. The program included intensive three-day workshops with experts in the field. He completed workshops on Negotiation, Conflict Mediation and Counter-Terrorism. Noah also wrote his Master's dissertation on the use of history as a weapon of war in the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s.

After working for two years in casual contracts with Global Affairs Canada and the Privy Council Office, Noah returned to academia to undertake a PhD. His long term goal is to teach political science and continue his research.

When not at work, Noah enjoys cross country skiing, hiking, travel, and enjoying the great outdoors.