Coordinator of LJSO
Phone: (902) 494-6298
- Biopolitics and genealogical inquiry
- Feminist and queer philosophies
- Human rights (theory, institutions, politics)
- Political activism of sexual and racial minorities
- Politics of terror
- State-sanctioned discrimination
- Simon Fraser University (Honours B.A. English Literature and Humanities)
- University of British Columbia (M.A. English Literature)
- Queen's University (LL.M. International Human Rights Law)
- York University (Ph.D. Social and Political Thought)
Currently the coordinator of the Law, Justice and Society Program, Dr. Denike is formerly a professor and Program Co-ordinator in International Human Rights at Carleton University. Her teaching, research and writing cover topics such as theories of human rights; feminist and queer philosophies; the political activism of sexual and racial minorities; constitutional equality jurisprudence; state-sanctioned discrimination and persecution; biopolitics and genealogical inquiry; and the politics of terror and security
- Denike, M. “Scapegoat Racism and the Sacrificial Politics of ‘Security,’” International Journal of Political Theory 11 (February 2015), pp. 111-127.
- Denike, M. “Polygamy and Race-thinking: A Genealogy” in Gillian Calder and Lori Beaman, eds. Polygamy’s Rights and Wrongs. UBC Press, 2014, pp. 142-169.
- Denike, M. “The Sex of ‘Right Reason’: Aquinas and the Misogynist Foundations of Natural Law,” in Maria Drakopoulou, Feminist Encounters with Legal Philosophy. Routledge, 2013, pp.
- Denike, M. “Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal,” Hypatia, Vol. 28 no 2 (Spring 2013): 395-399.
- Denike, M., et al. “The Promise of Happiness,” by Sara Ahmed (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010). Canadian Journal of Women and the Law Vol. 24 no 12 (Spring 2012): 240-256.
- Denike, M. “Homonormative Collusions and the Subject of Rights: Reading Terrorist Assemblages,” Feminist Legal Studies: Special Issue on Markets and Sexualities 18 (Spring 2010), pp. 85-100.
- Denike, M. “The Racialization of White Man’s Polygamy,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy--25th Anniversary Special Issue. (Summer 2010): 852-874
- Denike, M. “What’s Queer about Polygamy?” in Robert Lecky and Kim Brooks, eds. Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire. Routledge 2010, pp. 137-154.
- Denike, M. “The Human Rights of Others: Sovereignty, Legitimacy, and ‘Just Causes’ for the ‘War on Terror’,” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. Vol. 23, no. 2 (April-June 2008), pp. 95-121.
- Denike, M. 2008. “Engendering [In]Security and Terror: On the Protection racket of Security States,” in Ann Ferguson and Mecke Nagel, eds. Dancing With Iris. Oxford University Press.
- Denike, M. “Religion, Rights and Relationships: the Dream of Relational Equality” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. Vol. 22, no. 1 (Winter 2007), pp. 71-91.
- Denike, M. “Introduction: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion” in Trans/Forming Feminisms, ed. Krista Scott-Dixon. Toronto: Sumach Press, 2006, pp. 136-144.
- Denike, M. "The Devil's Insatiable Sex: Toward a Genealogy of Evil", in Robin May Shott, ed. Feminist Philosophy and the Problem of Evil. Indiana University Press, 2006
Service and Activity:
Dr. Denike has long been active in non-government organizations and services that engage in legal education, social justice advocacy, and law reform initiatives to advance sexual and racial equality.