Nadia Verrelli

Nadia Verrelli

Associate Director (part-time)

B.A. Hons (York), M.A. (Queen's), Ph.D. (Carleton)

Institute of Intergovernmental Relations

Queen's University

People Directory Affiliation Category

Nadia Verrelli is a professor of political science at Laurentian 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 , including Quebec Politics, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Identity Politics and Canadian Constitutional Law. Currently she is working on a book exploring  court and police responses to domestic violence .

Recent Publications

  • Verrelli, Nadia (2017). “Searching for an Amending Formula: The 115-Year journey” in Emmett Macfarlane (ed) Constitutional Amendment in Canada. University of Toronto Press.
  • Chambers, L., and Verrelli, N. “A Missed Opportunity: The Investigation of the RCMP in Matters Related to R. v. Ryan”, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, (forthcoming, 32 (1) (spring 2017))
  • Baker, Richard and Verrelli, Nadia, “Smudging, drumming and the like do not a nation make”:Temporal Liminality and Delegitimization of Indigenous Protest in Canada, Journal of Canadian Studies, (forthcoming spring 2017)