Nadia Verrelli is a professor of political science at Algoma University, and an ongoing research associate at the Institute for Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University. She completed her doctorate in political science at Carleton University. In her dissertation she looks at how the Supreme Court of Canada understands Canadian federalism and how this understanding was used by the Court as a variable when it rendered its opinions in four key constitutional references: the Senate Reference, the Patriation Reference, the Quebec Veto Reference and the Secession Reference. She has taught various courses at Carleton University, including Quebec Politics, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Identity Politics and Canadian Constitutional Law. Currently she is compiling the timeline for the next edition of Canada: State of the Federation in addition to her research.
"Questioning Constitutional Democracy in Canada: From the Canadian Supreme Court Reference on Secession to the Clarity Act," co-authored with Dr. Francois Rocher, in The Conditions of Diversity in Multinational Democracies, edited by, Alain G. Gagnon, Montserrat Guibernau and Francois Rocher. Montreal: The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), 2003, pp. 207 - 240.