Ph.D. York; LL.M. Queen’s; M.A., UBC; B.A.(Hons), SFU
Margaret Denike is an Associate Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Political Science and the founder –and original Coordinator– of the degree program in Law, Justice & Society at Dalhousie University, where she has also established the Practicum in Public Policy and NGOs for these programs. She holds a Ph.D. in Social and Political Thought from York University, an LL.M. in International Law from Queen’s University, an M.A. in Literary Theory from the University of British Columbia, and a B.A. (Hons) in English Literature and Humanities from Simon Fraser University. She is formerly a professor and Coordinator of the Human Rights Program at Carleton University in Ottawa, and previously, Chair of the Program in Gender Equality & Social Justice at Nipissing University. Her teaching and research cover topics such as feminist and queer theory and philosophy; philosophies of race and racism; constitutional equality jurisprudence; theories of violence and discrimination; and international human rights. As a human rights activist, she has worked extensively for national government and non-government organizations that engage in legal education and law reform, including serving as a member and Chair of the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL), and of the National Legal Committee of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), as well as a member the Advisory Council of the Law Commission of Canada.