Stephanie Paterson, PhD
Associate Professor, Political Science
Dr. Stephanie Paterson specializes in feminist and critical policy studies, with an emphasis on policy discourse and transformative politics. She has written in the areas of state feminism and gender mainstreaming, reproductive politics and motherhood, and violence against women. Dr. Paterson teaches courses in policy theory, feminist and critical policy studies, and gender and public policy.
Feminist and Critical Policy Studies; State Feminism; Family and Social Policy; Reproductive Politics.
POLI 353 Principles of Public Policy
POLI 411 Gender and Public Policy
POLI 636/805 Theories of Public Policy and Public Administration
POLI 648 Feminist Critiques of Public Policy
POLI 683S Politics of Reproduction
POLI 600 Public Policy and the Governmental Process in Canada
Selected Recent Publications
Paterson, S., P. Marier, and F. Chu. 2016. “Technocracy or Transformation? Mapping Women’s Policy Agencies and Orienting Gender (In)equality in the Canadian Provinces.” Canadian Public Administration, 59(3). (available online).
Levasseur, K.and S. Paterson. Forthcoming. “Jack(and Jill) of All Trades: Apprenticeship Training as Gender Equality Policy.” Social Policy and Administration.
Paterson, S. and F. Scala. 2015. Making Gender Visible: Exploring Feminist PerspectivesThrough the Case of Anti-Smoking Policy. In the Handbook of Critical Policy Studies, F. Fischer, D. Torgerson, A.Durnova, and M. Orsini (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing.
Paterson, S. 2014. “Deinstitutionalizing Pregnancy and Birth: Alternative Childbirth and the New Scalar Politics of Reproduction.” In Fertile Ground: Exploring Reproduction in Canada, S. Paterson, F. Scala, and M. Sokolon(eds.): 178-204. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Marier, P., S. Paterson, and M. Angus. 2014. “From Quacks to Professionals: The Importance of Changing Social Constructions in the Policy Making Process.” Policy Studies 35(4): 413-433.
Paterson, S., F. Scala and M. Sokolon (eds). 2014. Fertile Ground: Exploring Reproduction in Canada. Montreal:McGill-Queen’s University Press.