Valérie Vézina

BA (McGill), MA (Memorial), PhD (UQAM)
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Surrey Office: FIR 244
Surrey Campus: 604-599-3021

Originally from Québec, Dr. Vézina has developed a passion about islands while living in Newfoundland for her Master of Arts. She enjoys visiting islands (tropical or not, big or small) and likes discussing issues of nationalism and identity in both a Canadian and global context.

Courses taught

  • POLI 1110 Ideology and Politics
  • POLI 1120 Canadian Government and Politics
  • POLI 1145 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics
  • POLI 2150 States, Markets, Globalization: International Political Economy
  • POLI 4190 Selected Topics in Canadian Politics
  • POLI 4191 Selected Topics in International Politics

Areas of Interest

Canadian Politics, Comparative politics, Global politics, Island Studies, Nationalism.

Scholarly Work

  • Books
  • V. Vézina. Une île, une nation? Québec: Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2018.
  • Book Chapters
  • V. Vézina. When the “Other” Becomes a Proud Newfoundland. In: The Democracy Cookbook. Recipes to Renew Governance in Newfoundland and Labrador, ed. by A. Marland & L. Moore, St. John’s: ISER Books, 208-210, 2017.
  • V. Vézina. Occuper le territoire dans l'étude des nationalismes. Réflexions sur le nationalisme insulaire. In: Actes du colloque étudiant du Centre Paulo-Freire, 1, 1-26, 2015.
  • V. Vézina & K. Basta. Nationalism in Newfoundland and Labrador. In: Politics and Public Policy in Newfoundland and Labrador, ed. by A. Marland & M. Kerby, Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 67-83, 2014.
  • Articles/Reviews
  • V. Vézina. Feature Review: Naomi Klein's The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes On The Disaster Capitalists, Shima, 13, no 1, 159-162, 2019.
  • M. Dorion-Souillé, J. Massie & V. Vézina. Histoire militaire et politique étrang
  • A. Lecours & V. Vézina The Politics of Nationalism and Status in Puerto Rico. Canadian Journal of Political Science, 50, no. 4, 1083-1101, 2017.
  • V. Vézina. Puerto Rico: the Quest for a 'National' Anthem. Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, 11, no. 2, 220-231, 2017.
  • V. Vézina. The Role of the Political System in Shaping Island Nationalism: a Comparative Examination of Puerto Rico and Newfoundland, Island Studies Journal, 9, no. 1, 103-122, 2014.