MacDonald, Dr. Fiona

Dr. Fiona MacDonald
PhD (University of British Columbia), MA (Simon Fraser University), BSW (University of Calgary), BA (Brandon University) Associate Professor Chair, Global and International Studies Co-chair, International Studies Graduate Program
Email: Phone:
  • Prince George


Dr. Fiona MacDonald (PhD UBC) is an Assistant Professor specializing in Gender Politics. Dr. MacDonald co-edited the Finding Feminisms special issue of the Canadian Journal of Political Science (June 2017) which includes her article, “Knocking Down Walls in Political Science: In Defense of an Expansionist Feminist Agenda.” Her other publications can be found in the journals Hypatia, Citizenship Studies, Constellations, and Canadian Public Administration. Her article “Indigenous Peoples and Neoliberal ‘Privatization’ in Canada: Opportunities, Cautions and Constraints” won the 2012 John McMenemy Prize for the best article published in volume 44 of the Canadian Journal of Political Science. Her co-edited book, Turbulent Times, Transformational Opportunities? Gender and Politics Today and Tomorrow, was published with University of Toronto Press, Spring 2020. She is currently working on research related to the impact(s) of apology following medical error or mistreatment and a co-edited book titled, Feministing in Political Science: A Manifesta for Change.

Research and Expertise

Research Fields:
  • Ethics
  • First Nations
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Human Rights
  • Political Science
Areas of Expertise:

Feminism, Gender Politics, Masculinities, Ethics of Care, Neoliberalism, Medical Error/Mistreatment, Medical Apology, Multiculturalism, Reconciliation

Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications