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Leah Sarson

Dickey Center Postdoctoral Researcher
Visiting Arctic Fellow, Institute of Arctic Studies
Fellow, Centre for International and Defence Policy, Queen's University

Leah Sarson is a researcher at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where she is a post-doctoral fellow at the Dickey Center for International Understanding, a visiting Arctic fellow at the Institute of Arctic Studies, and a fellow at the Gender Research Institute. She is also a junior visiting fellow at the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto and a former Fulbright visiting fellow at the Dickey Center. Her current research explores multilevel governance and Indigenous politics in the extractive resource sector, while her broader research interests focus on Canadian foreign policy, International Relations, gender, and the Arctic. She received her PhD in political studies from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she is also a fellow at the Centre for International and Defence Policy. Dr. Sarson has also held professional positions at Simon Fraser University, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and Global Affairs Canada, among others.

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Education: 
BSocSc, University of Ottawa
MA, University of Waterloo
PhD, Queen's University

Selected publications

Sarson, Leah. Forthcoming. “L’expertise basée sur le genre en relations internationales: Discipline et profession.” Études Internationales. 

Sarson, Leah and Asa McKercher. 2016. “Dollars and Sense?: The Harper Government, Economic Diplomacy, and Canadian Foreign Policy.” International Journal 71.3: 351-370.

Nossal, Kim Richard and Leah Sarson. 2014. “About Face: Explaining Changes in Canada’s China Policy, 2006-2012.” Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 20.2: 146-162.

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