Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Danielle McNabb

Elisha CorbettDoctoral Student
MA Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy (Guelph); BAH Political Science, with Distinction (Queen’s)

Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall   

Supervisors: Stéphanie Chouinard, Rachel Laforest 

Research Interests

Canadian politics; gender and politics; law and politics; digital politics; legal mobilization; sexual assault policy; criminal justice 

Brief Biography

Danielle McNabb is a PhD student in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University.

Danielle’s work explores a variety of issues at the intersection of law, politics, and technology. Specifically, Danielle has researched sexual assault policy, digital politics, policing, and digital feminist activism. Her current project is exploring legal mobilization and strategic litigation at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Danielle holds a master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy from the University of Guelph.


McNabb, D., & Baker, D. (2021). Ignoring Implementation: Defects in Canada’s “Rape Shield” Policy Cycle. Canadian Journal of Law and Society / Revue Canadienne Droit Et Société, 36(1), 23-46. doi:10.1017/cls.2020.35

Puddister, K., & McNabb, D. (2021). When the Police Break the Law: The Investigation, Prosecution and Sentencing of Ontario Police Officers. Canadian Journal of Law and Society / Revue Canadienne Droit Et Société, 1-24. doi:10.1017/cls.2021.3


McNabb, Danielle. (2021). #MeToo in 2021: Global Activists continue to build on the movement against sexual violence. The Conversation (reproduced in the National Post and Yahoo News).

McNabb, Danielle, and Kate Puddister. (2019) #MeToo: In Canada, rape myths continue to prevent justice for sexual assault survivors. The Conversation (reproduced in the National Post).

McNabb, Danielle, Baker, Dennis, and Troy Riddell. (2019). Mandatory police carding data severely  lacking across Ontario. The Toronto Star.

Selected Awards and Scholarships

2021                 SSHRC-CRSH Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship to Honour Nelson Mandela

2021                 Graduate Research Fellowship (Queen’s University)

2020                 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Queen’s University)

2020                 Queen’s University Dean’s Award for Social Justice

2020                 Queen’s Graduate Award

2020                 The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Merit Award

2019                 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (University of Guelph)                                    

2019                 ENGAGE 2019 Best Graduate Student Presentation           

2018                 University of Guelph Graduate Scholarship

2018                 The John F. Melby Prize for Best Honours Thesis in Political Science


Queen’s University Teaching Assistantships:

2021                 POLS*231: Canadian Politics

2020                 POLS*384: Strategies for Political Research

University of Guelph Teaching Assistantships:

2020                 POLS*4900: Advanced Seminar in Political Science: Digital Democracy

2020                 POLS*4060: Advanced Lecture in Law and Politics: Sentencing and Penal Policy

2019                 WMST*1000: Introduction to Women’s Studies

2019                 POLS*3130: Law, Politics, and Judicial Processes

2019                 POLS*3300: Governing Criminal Justice

2019                 POLS*2250: Public Administration and Governance

2018                 POLS*3180: Research Methods 1