Alexandra Dobrowolsky

Full Professor
Faculty of Arts
Political Science

Faculty Member Information

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Political Science , Dalhousie University, 1997
Ph.D., Political Science, Carleton University , 1996
M.A., Political Science, Dalhousie University, 1990
B.A., Honours in Political Science and English, Double Major, (Graduated with distinction), University of Toronto, 1987
Other, English, French, Political Science, Queen's University , 1985

Professional Licensures & Certifications

French Immersion Programme, George Brown College, 1983

Academic Work Experience

2007 - Present, Full Professor, Department of Political Science, Saint Mary's University
2002 - 2007, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Saint Mary's University
2000 - 2002, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Saint Mary's University
2000 - 2002, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, York University
1997 - 2000, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, York University
1997 - 1997, Assistant Professor, Women's Studies, Dalhousie University

Membership

2014 - Present, Centre for Policy Alternatives Nova Scotia, Chair, Research Advisory Committee
2013 - Present, Editorial Board Member, Canadian Journal of Political Science
2010 - Present, Editorial Board Member, Review of Constitutional Studies
2009 - Present, Editorial Board Member, Studies in Political Economy
2001 - 2006, American Political Science Association
1989 - Present, Canadian Political Science Association

Honours

Smiley Prize Jury Member, Best Book Award for Canadian Political Sciences Association 2014-2015 - 2015
Educational Excellence Award, SMUSA Saint Mary's University Students' Association - 2014
Samuel Beer Prize, Thesis Dissertation Award Committee British Politics Group, American Political Science Association - 2005
Jill Vickers Prize Canadian Political Science Association - 2005
Paper Prize, Best Public Policy Conference Paper Memorial University - 2003
Nomination Dean's Award for Research Excellence York University - 2000
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - 1998
Teaching Assistantships Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Carleton University - 1996
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - 1995
Simcoe Scholarship University of Toronto (declined) - 1995
Harriet and Eugene Forsey Scholarship for Constitutional Studies Canadian Federation of University Women - 1994
Graduate Scholarship, Doctoral Program Carleton University Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Carleton University - 1994
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Declined) - 1994
Nomination Teaching Excellence Award for Responsible Teaching, Approachability and Communication Skills Carleton University - 1993
Maureen O'Neil Award for Women's Studies Canadian Hadassah-Wizo - 1993

Teaching: Course / Program Development

2014/03 - 2014/03, Guest Lectures
2008/03 - Present, Courses Taught:

Scholarly Contributions

Book Reviews

Dobrowolsky Alexandra. (2010)"Review of: Sylvia Bashevkin, Women, Power, Politics: The Hidden Story of Canada's Unfinished Democracy", Canadian Journal of Political Science 2:43, 483-485
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. (2010)"Review of: Dominique Clément, Canada's Rights Revolution: Social Movements and Social Change 1937-82", Canadian Journal of Social Policy
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. (2002)"Review of: Sita Ranchod-Nilsson and Mary Ann Tétreault eds.,Women, States and Nationalism: At home in the nation?", Feminist Economics Vol. 8, 119
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. (2000)"Review of: Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink,Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics", Mobilization Vol. 5, No, 259-260
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. (2000)"Review of: Margaret Hillyard Little, No Car, No Radio, No Liquor Permit" The Moral Regulation of Single Mothers in Ontario, 1920-1997", Resources for Feminist Research Vol. 27, N, 148-150

Book

Dobrowolsky Alexandra, Tastsoglou E, Cottrell B. "The Warmth of the Welcome: Is Atlantic Canada a Home Away from Home for Immigrants? " (Spring - 2015)
Dobrowolsky A., Crocker D., Keeble E., Tastsoglou E. "Security and Immigration Changes and Challenges: Immigrants and Ethnic Communities in Atlantic Canada, Presumed Guilty?" (Spring - 2006)
Dobrowolsky A.. "The Politics of Pragmatism: Women, Representation and Constitutionalism in Canada" (Spring - 2000)

Book Chapters

Dobrowolsky Alexandra, Tastsoglou E, Cottrell B. (2015). "At Home, Down East? Immigration, Integration and Belonging in Atlantic Canada", The Warmth of the Welcome: Is Atlantic Canada a Home Away from Home for Immigrants? , 1-36
Dobrowolsky Alexandra, Bryan C, Gardiner-Barber P. (2015). "Choices, Calculations, and Commitments that Help to Create a Home Away from Home", The Warmth of the Welcome: Is Atlantic Canada a Home Away from Home for Immigrants?, 60-79
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. (2014). "The Women's Movement in Flux: Feminism and Framing, Passion and Politics", Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada, Second Edition
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. (2013). "Economic Immigration and Women: Not the Usual Story, Not the Usual Suspects", Migration, Globalization and the State , 79-100
Dobrowolsky Alexandra, Tastsoglou E. (2011). "Continuity and Change in Immigration Policy: Canada, Atlantic Canada and the Future of Citizenship", Shaping an Agenda for Atlantic Canada
Doucet Marc, Dobrowolsky Alexandra, Rollings-Magnusson Sandra. (2009). "Security, Insecurity, and Human Rights: Contextualizing Post-9/11", Anti-Terrorism: Security and Insecurity after 9/11, 13-31

Journal Articles

Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Nuancing Neoliberalism: Lessons Learned from a Failed Immigration Experiment", Journal of International Migration and Integration 14:2 (Spring - 2013), 197-218 (e-version published in 2012); hardcopy 2013
Doucet Marc, Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Redrawing Security, Politics, Law and Rights: Reflections on the Post 9/11 Decade", Review of Constitutional Studies 16:2 (Spring - 2012), 129-137
Dobrowolsky Alexandra, Doucet Marc. "Introduction: Redrawing Securit, Politics, Law and Rights: Reflections on the Post 9/11 Decade", Special Issue of the Review of Constitutional Studies (Spring - 2012), 129-137
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "The Intended and Unintended Effects of a New Immigration Strategy: Insights from Nova Scotia's Provincial Nominee Program", Studies in Political Economy 87 (Spring - 2011)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Ruth Lister: Citizenship in Theory and in Practice", Women's Studies Quarterly 30:1 and 2 (Spring - 2010), 295-301
Dobrowolsky A. "(In) Security and Citizenship: Security, Immigration and Shrinking Citizenship Regimes", Theoretical Inquiries in Law 8:2 (Spring - 2007), 629-661
Dobrowolsky A., Jenson J. "Social Investment perspectives and practices: a decade in British politics", Social Policy Review 17 (Spring - 2005), 203-230
Dobrowolsky A., Saint-Martin D. "Agency, Actors and Change in a Child Focused Future: 'Path Dependency' Problematised", Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics 4:1 (Spring - 2005), 1-33
Dobrowolsky A., Devlin R. "Of Cairns and Cages? Identity, Democracy and Alan Cairns, Contributions and Constraints", Insiders and Outsiders: Alan Cairns and the Reshaping of Canadian Citizenship Edited by Gerald Kernerman and Philip Resnick (Spring - 2005), 297-315
Dobrowolsky A., Saint-Martin D. "Social Learning, Third Way Politics and Welfare State Redesign", New Institutionalism: Theory and Analysis Edited by Andre Lecours (Spring - 2005), 245-275
Dobrowolsky A. "The Chretien Legacy and Women: Changing Policy Priorities with Little Cause for Celebration", Review of Constitutional Studies Vol. 9, No. 1&2 (Spring - 2004), 171-198
Dobrowolsky A., Jenson J. "Shifting Representations of Citizenship: Canadian Politics of 'Women' and 'Children'", Social politics 11:2 (Spring - 2004), 154-180
Dobrowolsky A., Devlin R. "'Citizens Supplicant?' Alan Cairns' Citizens' Plus and the Politics of Aboriginal/Constitutional Scholarship", Review of Constitutional Studies 7 1&2 (Spring - 2002), 79-119
Dobrowolsky A. "Rhetoric versus Reality: The Discourse of the Child and New Labour's Social Investment State", Studies in Political Economy Vol. 69 (Spring - 2002), 43-73
Dobrowolsky A. "Crossing Boundaries: Exploring and Mapping Women's Constitutional Interventions in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland", Social Politics Summer/Autumn (Spring - 2002), 293-340
Dobrowolsky A.. "Intersecting Identities and Inclusive Institutions: Towards A Transformative Politics for Women", Journal of Canadian Studies Vol. 35, No. 4 (Spring - 2001), 240-262
Dobrowolsky A.. "Identity and Rights Reclaimed: Appreciating and Assessing Aboriginal Women's Interventions", Social Theory Vol. 6 (Spring - 2001), 59-84

Presentation

Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "How Things Have Changed? Immigration, Gender and Culture, Then and Now", Shifting Paradigms, Enduring Legacies: Reflections on the Royal Commission on the Status of Women at 50 Symposium (Spring - 2015)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Deconstructing the Gender versus Culture Debate: Interculturalism, Quebec Feminisms and the Charter of Values", Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting (Spring - 2014)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "From Acclaim to Calamity? Multi-Level Migration, Multiculturalism and Equality, Competing Contentions", Bell Lecture in Parliamentary Democracy (Winter - 2014)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Reversals and Revelations: Recasting Multiculturalism and Equality in Canada", First International Conference on Public Policy (Summer - 2013)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Gender Dialogues and Disruptions: Interrupting the Patriarchal Monologue in Northern Ireland? ", Continuing Education, Irish Certificate Program (Spring - 2013)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Reversals and Revelations: Reformulating the Gender versus Culture Question", National Metropolis Conference (Winter - 2013)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Gender Equality Thirty Years On: Invisibilization, Instrumentalization and a Shrinking Equality Opportunity Structure ", Centre for Foreign Policy Studies (Winter - 2012)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Social Relations of Care: Intersections and Power", Gender Care, Migration: Europe-Canada Compared Conference (Winter - 2012)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Gender and the Ideal Migrant: A Study of Comparison and Contrast", National Metropolis Conference (Spring - 2012)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Immigration Regulation Changes in Canada: Patchwork Policy and Threadbare Multiculturalism", Gender and Regulation Conference (Summer - 2012)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Current Policy Challenges facing Atlantic Canada", National Round Table, Canadian Priorities Agenda (Fall - 2012)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Neoliberalism, Economic Migration and Women: Not the Usual Story and Not The Usual Suspects", Second International Migration Workshop (Spring - 2012)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Neoliberalism, Economic Migration and Women: Not the Usual Story and Not The Usual Suspects", Women's World Conference (Summer - 2011)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "That Was Then and This is Now: The Sad but True Story of a Shrinking Equality Opportunity Structure", The Patriation Negotiation (Fall - 2011)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra, Bryan C. "Taking Care into Consideration: Local and Transnational Connections and Reversals ", Twelfth National Metropolis Conference (Spring - 2010)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Post Conflict Northern Ireland: A Grim Normalcy? ", Canadian Association for Irish Studies Conference: Ireland and its Discontents: Success and Failure in Modern Ireland (Spring - 2010)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Discussant: Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Fortieth Anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women ", Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference (Spring - 2010)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Keynote address", Canadian Political Science Student's Association National Conference (Winter - 2010)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra, Tastsoglou E. "Continuity and Change in Immigration Policy: Canada, Atlantic Canada and the Future of Citizenship", Royal Society Conference, Shaping an Agenda for Atlantic Canada (Spring - 2010)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "New Choices for Migrants, Old Constraints? Assessing a Provincial Nominee Program from Multiple Perspectives", Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference (Summer - 2010)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Equity in Public Management", Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference (Spring - 2010)
Dobrowolsky A. "(In)Security and Citizenship: Security, Immigration and Shrinking Citizenship Regimes", Why Citizenship Workshop (Spring - 2006)
Dobrowolsky A. "What Drives the Social Investment State in Britain? Ideas and Institutions, Interests and Identities", American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (Fall - 2005)
Dobrowolsky A. "Goldilocks and the Three Bs: Blair, Brown and Blunkett and the Three Sides of Social Investment", Whatever Happened to Cool Britannia? 8 Years Under Blair (Spring - 2005)
Dobrowolsky A. "Social Exclusion and Changes to Citizenship in Britain: Women and Children, Minorities and Migrants", Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting (Spring - 2005)
Dobrowolsky A. "Social Exclusion and Changes to Citzenship: Women and Children, Minorities and Migrants", Law and Society Conference (Fall - 2004)
Dobrowolsky A. "The Courts: Who Wins, Who Loses?", Squaring the Circle: The Courts in a Democratic Canada Conference (Winter - 2003)
Dobrowolsky A., Saint-Martin D. "Agency, Actors and Change: Problematizing Path Dependency's Past and Statist Parameters", American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (Summer - 2002)
Dobrowolsky A. "State Transformations and Transformative Struggles: Comparing Women's Constitutional Capacities in Third Way Contexts", Charter at 20 Conference (Winter - 2002)
Dobrowolsky A., Saint-Martin D. "Agency, Actors and Change: Problematizing Path Dependency's Past and Statist Parameters", Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting (Spring - 2002)
Dobrowolsky A.. "Identity and the Encyclopedia Cairnsiana: Contribution and Critique."Rethinking Citizenship in the Canadian Federation", A Conference in Honour of Alan C. Cairns (Fall - 2001)
Dobrowolsky A.. "Supporting Social Cohesion: Lessons Drawn from the British and Canadian Experience", Conference on Social Inclusiveness sponsored by the Treasury Board of Canada (Winter - 2001)
Dobrowolsky A.. "Investing in Children: The New Politics of Social Policy in Canada and Britain", American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (Fall - 2001)
Dobrowolsky A.. "Feminist Constitutionalism: Major Interventions or Minor Interruptions? Some Canadian Interrogations and Investigations"", Invited Workshop Constitutional Change in the United Kingdom: Implications and Opportunities for Women (Winter - 2000)
Dobrowolsky A.. "Women Transforming Democracy: Lessons from the UK Women and Changing Democracy", EU/US Symposium. Sponsored by Harvard University Centre for European Studies (Spring - 2000)

Editorial Work

Dobrowolsky A., Tastsoglou E. (Ed.) (2006) Gender, Migration and Citizenship: Making Local, National and Transnational Connections. Aldershot: Ashgate Press
Dobrowolsky A., Tastsoglou E. (Ed.) (2006) Gender, Migration and Citizenship: Making Local, National and Transnational Connections. Aldershot: Ashgate Press

Other Publications

Dobrowolsky Alexandra, Ramos H. "Expanding the Vision: Why Nova Scotia Should Look Beyond Econocentric Immigration Policy"
Centre for Policy Alternatives, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Spring - 2014)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra, Tastsoglou E, Yax-Fraser M. "Final Report. Gender, Migration and Diversity/Immigrant Women Domain, Atlantic Metropolis Centre" (Spring - 2013)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra, Doucet M. "Redrawing Security, Politics, Law and Rights: Reflections on the Post 9/11 Decade. Review of Constitutional Studies"
Review of Constitutional Studies (Spring - 2012)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra, D'Sylva Andrea, Findlay Tammy. "Election Pamphlet for Women" (Spring - 2012)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Violence against Women, Poverty, and Homelessness"
Women's Action Alliance of Nova Scotia (Spring - 2012)
Dobrowolsky Alexandra. "Immigration, Equality, Diversity and Belonging"
Fedcan Equity Portfolio Equality Then and Now series (Spring - 2010)

Service: Institutional Committees

Dean Search Committee, Faculty of Arts, 2013/01 - 2013/03 (Member)
University Review Committee, 2012/01 - None (Panel of Full Professors)
University Disciplinary Appeal Board Review Committee, 2011/01 - None (Reviewer)
University Appointments Committee, 2011/01 - None (385)
Irish Studies Committee, 2006/01 - None (386)
Hiring Committee, 1999/03 - None (Member)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Finding Feminism , Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meetings 2014/03 - 2014/03
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Reviewer, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 2014/02 - 2014/02
Multiculturalism, Equality and Immigration: Contemporary challenges, Changes, Contrasts and Comparisons, First International Conference on Public Policy Conference 2012/03 - 2012/03
Immigration Changes in Canada: Multicultural Challanges?, Fifteenth National Metropolis Conference 2012/03 - 2012/03
Tier Two Canada Research Chair Application , Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 2012/02 - 2012/02
Mothering and Immigration, Fourteenth National Metropolis Conference 2011/03 - 2011/03
The ideal Canadian Immigrant: Pathways and Priorities for Contemporary Immigration Policy, Fourteenth National Metropolis Conference 2011/02 - 2011/02
Navigating Neoliberalism: Immigrant Women in Canada , Women's World's International Conference 2010/04 - 2010/04
Gender, Migration, Immigrant Women and Diversity Domain, Atlantic Metropolis Centre 2006/03 - 2012/03