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Adrienne Davidson

Doctoral Candidate in Political Science, University of Toronto

Adrienne Davidson is a doctoral candidate (ABD) in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Ms. Davidson’s dissertation research focuses on policy experimentation in two federal systems, tracing the political implications of modern land claims in northern Canada and the United States. The research argues that the venue through which policy layering occurs matters for both the types of institutions created, and the organization of political contestation in contemporary resource politics. The research explores how policy experiments interact with existing institutions to shape federal systems and political outcomes.

Ms. Davidson’s broader research interests include comparative public policy, federalism and intergovernmental relations, approaches in qualitative methods, Aboriginal politics, and collaborative / cross-disciplinary policy research. Ms. Davidson teaches in Canadian politics, public policy, and Canadian federalism.


  • –present
    Doctoral Candidate in Political Science, University of Toronto