Catherine Dauvergne

Dean and Professor

B.A. Carleton 1987; M.A. Carleton 1988; LL.B. UBC 1995; Ph.D. ANU 2000

Tel: 604-822-2818
Office Location: 263


Catherine Dauvergne took up the Deanship of the Peter A. Allard School of Law in July 2015. Professor Dauvergne has been working in the area of refugee, immigration, and citizenship law for twenty years.  She has written three books that take a broad perspective on the theoretical underpinnings of these areas of law, including considering how human rights principles and discourses fit into a migration and citizenship framework.  Dauvergne has recently held a major research grant examining the failure of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms to protect non-citizens.  She is currently working on an Australian Research Council grant analyzing gendered aspects of refugee determination.  From 2013 to 2015, Dauvergne was the Research  Director for the Michigan Colloquium on Challenges to International Refugee Law. In 2012, Catherine Dauvergne was made a Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation in recognition of her contributions to public discourse in Canada.

Courses previously taught at Allard Law

  • Immigration Law
  • Refugee Law
  • Public Law
  • Transnational Law
  • PhD Seminar

Recent Publications

  • The New Politics of Immigration and the End of Settler Societies Cambridge University Press, 2016
  • 'Towards a New Understanding of Political Opinion' Michigan Journal of International Law, forthcoming 2016
  • Immigration Law in Canada - Cases and Materials, Emond Montgomery 2015, with Sharry Aiken, Donald Galloway, Colin Grey, and Audrey Macklin
  • Gender in Refugee Law, Routledge, 2014, co-edited with Efrat Arbel and Jenni Millbank
  • Making People Illegal: What Globalization Means for Migration and Law, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Humanitarianism, Identity and Nation: Migration Laws of Australia and Canada 2005, UBC Press.

Publications listed on the Law Library Faculty Research Publications Database.