Leah Sarson

Visiting Arctic Fellow, Institute of Arctic Studies
Assistant Professor of International Relations, Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS)
Fellow, Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University

Leah Sarson is an assistant professor of International Relations and a fellow at the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Her current work explores Indigenous global politics in the extractive resource sector, while her broader research interests focus on Indigenous governance in the Arctic, Canadian foreign policy, International Relations, and gender. Dr. Sarson is also a fellow at the Dickey Center for International Understanding and a visiting Arctic fellow at the Institute of Arctic Studies, where she previously held Fulbright and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada fellowships. Dr. Sarson maintains additional affiliations at the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto, the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen's University, and the Canadian International Council. She is a member of the board of directors of Women in International Security-Canada and has held professional positions at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Global Affairs Canada, among others.

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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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