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Research Interests: Social and Political Thought, Critical Theories, Feminism

Education

PhD Candidate (ABD)
Western University, 2013 – Current

Dissertation: The Politics of Cultural Appropriation
Supervisors: Dr. Nandita Biswas Mellamphy and Dr. Charles Jones
Comprehensive Exams: Political Theory and International Relations

MA
Wilfrid Laurier University, 2012 – 2013

Major Research Project: The Social Construction of Crime
Supervisor: Dr. Loren King

BA (HONS)
Queen’s University, 2007-2012

Thesis: Building Democracy after Civil War in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Supervisor: Dr. J. Andrew Grant

Teaching

Instructor, Capitalism and Democracy
Western University, 2017

•  Designed course curriculum and selected course materials
•  Challenged and engaged 60 students through class participation and an online discussion forum
•  Created and marked exams

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Political Theory
Western University, 2013 – 2017

•  Led discussion in two tutorials a week
•  Graded exams, essays, and tutorial participation

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Political Theory
Wilfrid Laurier University, 2013

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Law
Wilfrid Laurier University, 2012

Research Experience

Research Associate
Learning Network, Centre For Research and Education On Violence Against Children And Women

• Contribute to publications, newsletters, learning briefs, literature reviews, and resource documents
• Scan media, social media and new publications for emerging issues, research, and resources

Research Assistant
Western University, 2017
Project: Tradition & Transition among the Labrador Inuit
Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Alcantara

Publications

Lalonde, D. (2018). “Regret, Shame, and Denials of Women’s Voluntary Sterilization.” Bioethics, Forthcoming.

Alcantara, C., Lalonde, D., Wilson, G. N. (2017). “Indigenous Research and Academic Freedom: A View from Political Scientists.” The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 8(2).

Lalonde, Dianne. (2017). “Book Review of Resistance and Decolonization by Amílcar Cabral.” The Marx and Philosophy Review of Books.

Select Conference Presentations

Canadian Society of Women in Philosophy – Paper Presentation, “Shame on Childless Women: Investigating Denials of Women’s Voluntary Sterilization” (Oct, 2017).

Association of Political Theory – Paper Presentation, “Determining Cultural Membership through Genealogy” (Oct, 2017).

Canadian Political Science Association – Paper Presentation, “Extending Self-Ownership to Culture: A Justification of Cultural Property” (May, 2017).

Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics – Paper Presentation, “In Defence of Intangible Cultural Appropriation” (May, 2016).

Association of Political Theory – Paper Presentation, “On Cultural Appropriation” (Oct, 2015).

Western Canadian Philosophical Association – Paper Presentation, “An Argument for Cultural Appropriation” (Oct, 2015).

Canadian Political Science Association – Paper Presentation, “The Idea Space and The Thought Police: An Argument for Cultural Appropriation” (May, 2015).

Guest Lectures

“Radical Feminism” for Women, Sex, & Politics, Western University (Winter, 2018).

“Simone de Beauvoir” for Introduction to Political Theory, Western University (Winter, 2017).

“Subject Appropriation: The Curious Case of Rachel Dolezal” for Critical Philosophy of Race, West Chester University (Winter, 2017).

“Cultural Appropriation” for Professional Development Day, London Arts Council (Winter, 2017).

“Foucault on Knowledge” for Introduction to Political Theory, Western University (Winter, 2016).

Awards and Scholarships

•  Finalist for the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize (2017)
•  Ontario Graduate Student Scholarship (2016 – 2017)
•  Western Graduate Research Scholarship (2013 – 2017)
•  Social Science Dean Graduate Scholarship (2013)

Professional Service

Conference Organizer,
Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics
(May 2016 – Current)

University Service

Graduate Peer Support Facilitator,
Western Wellness Centre
(Sept 2016 – Dec 2017)

Department Representative,
Society of Graduate Students
(Sept 2016 – Oct 2017)

Graduate Student Representative,
Western’s Caucus on Women’s Issues
(Oct 2016 – Sept 2017)

Equity Committee Member,
Society of Graduate Students
(Sept 2014 – Aug 2015)

Professional Associations

•  Association of Political Theory
•  Canadian Political Science Association
•  Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics
•  Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy