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Dr. Jessica Merolli


Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences


Dr. Merolli is an expert in the field of citizenship policy, with experience in community-based research projects, and peer-led interview methods. She has published on the affective dimensions of citizenship and policy development. Her teaching interests lie in the fields of Canadian politics, active citizenship, and global migration. Her teaching practice focuses on skills-building and empowering students to take political action on the things they care about. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from McMaster University. She is currently serving as the Chair of the Canadian Political Science Association Women’s Caucus.

Teaching Interests

  • Canadian Politics, Introduction to Politics, Citizenship in Action, Global Migration

Research Interests

  • Immigration and Citizenship Policy; Public Policy Analysis; Canadian Politics

Journal Articles

  • Merolli, J. (2016). Manufacturing desire and producing (non-)citizens: integration exams in Canada, the UK and Netherlands.Citizenship Studies, 20(8), 957-972.

  • Merolli, J., Gregorio, M. (2016). Introduction: affective citizenship and the politics of identity, control, resistance.Citizenship Studies, 20(8), 933-942.

  • Merolli, J. (2015). The OECD and the aftermath of the crisis: Another missed opportunity?.Global Social Policy, 15(1), 93-96.

  • Merolli, J., McBride, S. (2013). Alternatives to austerity? Post-crisis policy advice from global institutions.Global Social Policy, 13(3), 299-320.


  • ": International Student Success: How employment and housing experiences affect the short-term and long-term goals of international students at Sheridan". Sheridan College. SRCA Growth Grant. $10,000. 2020.
    Jessica Merolli (Principle Investigator), Jessica Merolli, .

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