Catherine Dauvergne, Q.C.

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 is the eighth dean of the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Professor Dauvergne has been working in the area of refugee, immigration, and citizenship law over the past quarter of a century.  For a decade she held the Canada Research in Migration Law.  In 2012, Dauvergne was named a Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation in recognition of her contributions to public discourse in Canada. 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 is also an editor or co-author of four other volumes, including Canada’s immigration and refugee law casebook.  Much of Dauvergne’s work engages feminist critique of the law, and the place of women in immigration, refugee, and citizenship laws. Dauvergne is currently a research collaborator with colleagues Ben Goold and Efrat Arbel on the SSHRC funded project Finding a Place for Rights: An Independent Evaluation of the Impact of the Beyond the Border Initiative on Human Rights at the Canada-US Border.   

Courses previously taught at Allard Law

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

Representative 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, 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.