Margaret Denike

Coordinator of LJSO


Phone: (902) 494-6298
Mailing Address: 
Department of Political Science Rm 364, 3rd Floor, Henry Hicks Bldg Dalhousie University, 6299 South Street PO Box 15000 Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • 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

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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.