Adrienne is the Skelton-Clark Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. Her research agenda interested in the political and policy dynamics of federal systems and is organized along two central themes, placing Canada in comparative perspective. First, her research explores the politics of policy change in federal systems—investigating the conditions that favour policy change and that affect the choice of certain policy or governance decisions. Second, her research explores linkages between institutions and group identity, and the ways in which institutions can shape, reinforce, or undermine minority groups. In particular, she is interested in the politics of minority nations within federal systems, the institutional arrangements designed to meet their political interests, and the implications of such institutional creation.
Adrienne completed her PhD in Political Science at the University of Toronto in 2018. In 2016-2017, Adrienne was a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at the Center for Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. Her research has appeared in several national and international journals including Regional & Federal Studies, Canadian Journal of Political Science, and Policy Sciences.