Concordia University

Stephanie Paterson, PhD

Professor, Political Science

Office: S-H 1225-33 
Henry F. Hall Building,
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2415

Paterson, S. and F. Scala (2020, forthcoming). “Feminist Government or Government Feminism? Exploring Feminist Policy Analysis in the Trudeau Era.” In Turbulent Times, Transformational Possibilities? Gender and Politics Today and Tomorrow, A. Dobrowolsky and F. MacDonald (eds.). University of Toronto Press.

Paterson, S. and *L. Larios. 2020 (forthcoming). “Emotional States: Transnational Motherhood, Policymaking and the Politics of Empathy in Canada.” Critical Policy Studies

Paterson, S. 2019. “Emotional Labour: Exploring Emotional Policy Discourses of Pregnancy and Childbirth in Ontario, Canada.” Public Policy and Administration.


Scala, F., S. Paterson, and *L. Richard-Nobert. 2019. “The Gender Logic and Gender Effects of Policy Instruments: Implementing Eldercare Policy in Canada.” Policy and Society.

Paterson, S., S. Hebblethwaite, D. Trussell, *M. Evans, and *T. Xing. 2019. “I’m More than a Mom: Stories of Parental Leave During the Transition to Motherhood in Canada.” Social Policy and Administration, 53: 401–415.

Levasseur, K., S. Paterson, and *N. Arieom. 2018. “Conditional and Unconditional Cash Transfers: Implications for Gender.” Basic Income Studies, 13(1).

Scala, S. and S. Paterson. 2018. “Making Sense of Gender Mainstreaming inCanada: Policy Work and the Construction of Gender-Based Analysis as Governing Discourse.” Politics & Gender 14:2, 208-234. 

Smith, L. and S. Paterson. 2018. “Guiding Girls: Navigating Neo-Liberal Subjectivity and Government Educational Resources for Young Women.” Girlhood Studies, 11:2, 13-29. 

Scala, F. and S. Paterson. 2017. “Bureaucratic Role Perceptions and Gender Policy Work in Canada.” Gender, Work and Organization 24:6, 579-593.

Trussell, D., S. Paterson, S. Hebblethwaite, T.Xing, and M.Evans. 2017. “Negotiating the Complexities and Risks of an Interdisciplinary Research Team.” International Journal of Qualitative Methods 16: 1-10. Available online at:

Scala, F. and S.Paterson. 2017. “Gendering Public Policy or Rationalizing Gender? Strategic Interventions and GBA Practice in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 50(2): 427-442.

Paterson, S. and F. Scala. 2017. “Gender Mainstreaming and the Discursive Politics of Public Service Values.” Administrative Theory & Praxis, 39(1): 1-18.

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