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Wylie Lana, Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. Wylie’s research focuses on Canadian and American foreign policy, Latin American and Caribbean politics with an emphasis on Cuba, and international relations. Her book, Perceptions of Cuba: Canadian and American Polices in Comparative Perspective ( University of Toronto Press, 2010) compares Canadian and American policies toward Cuba. She has two co-edited volumes on Canadian foreign policy or policy toward Cuba. They are Canadian Foreign Policy in Critical Perspective (with J. Marshall Beier) (Oxford University Press, 2010); Our Place in the Sun: Canada and Cuba in the Castro Era (with Robert Wright) (University of Toronto Press, 2009). She is the recipient of a research fellowship from the Canadian International Council to study the Canadian-Cuban relationship. She was the guest editor of an issue of Canadian Foreign Policy Journal entitled “The Politics of Canada-Cuba Relations: Emerging Possibilities and Diverse Challenges.” Her forthcoming works include Other Diplomacies, Other Ties: Cuba and Canada in the Shadow of the US (forthcoming, University of Toronto Press). This co-edited volume conceptualizes the Cuba-Canada relationship through interactions among non-state actors across cultural, state, linguistic and similar boundaries.

Education

  • Ph.D in Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2003)
 
 
 

Teaching

Courses

Undergraduate

  • 4AA6 - Problems in American Politics: Foreign Policy
  • 4CF3- Canadian Foreign Policy
  • 4UF3- American Foreign Policy 

Graduate

  • 772 - Theories in International Politics (co-instructor)
  • 788 - Comparative Foreign Policy  

Research

Key Publications

Books:

  • Wylie, Lana, Luis René Fernández Tabío, and Cynthia Wright, eds. Other Diplomacies, Other Ties: Cuba and Canada in the Shadow of the US (forthcoming, University of Toronto Press).
  • Wylie, L. (2010) Perceptions of Cuba: Canadian and American Policies in Comparative Perspective (Toronto: University of Toronto Press).
  • Beier, J. Marshall and Lana Wylie, eds., (2010) Canadian Foreign Policy in Critical Perspective. (Toronto: Oxford University Press).
  • Wright, R. and L. Wylie, eds. (2009) Our Place in the Sun: Canada and Cuba in the Castro Era. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press).

 

Contribution to Books:

  • Wylie, L. “Revising Memories and Changing Identities: Canadian Foreign Policy under the Harper Government,” in Hambly, Daniel ed., Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens (forthcoming, Humber Press).
  • Wylie, L. and Sarah Shoker, “Gender and Women’s Political Rights in Cuba,” in Global Handbook on Women’s Political Rights (forthcoming, Palgrave).
  • Tabío, Luis René Fernández, Cynthia Wright and Lana Wylie, “Introduction: Diplomacies: Constructing Canada and Cuba,” in Luis René Fernández Tabío, Cynthia Wright, and Lana Wylie, eds Other Diplomacies, Other Ties: Cuba and Canada in the Shadow of the US. (forthcoming, University of Toronto Press).
  • Wylie, L. (2012) “Othering in the “Exceptional” US-Cuba Relationship,” in Sybille Reinke de Buitrago, ed. Portraying the Other in International Relations: Cases of Othering, Their Dynamics and the Potential for Transformation (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing).
  • Wylie, L. (2010) “Critical Conclusions about Canadian Foreign Policy,” in J. Marshall Beier and Lana Wylie, eds. Canadian Foreign Policy in Critical Perspective (Toronto: Oxford University Press).
  • Beier, J. Marshall and L. Wylie, (2010) “What’s so Critical About Canadian Foreign Policy?,” in J. Marshall Beier and Lana Wylie, eds. Canadian Foreign Policy in Critical Perspective (Toronto: Oxford University Press).
  • Wylie, L. (2009) “Ambassador M.D.:The Role of Health and Biotechnology in Cuban Foreign Policy,” in R. Wright and L. Wylie, eds. Our Place in the Sun: Canada and Cuba in the Castro Era (Toronto: University of Toronto Press).
  • Wright, R. and L. Wylie. (2009) “Introduction: Worlds Apart,” in R. Wright and L. Wylie, eds. Our Place in the Sun: Canada and Cuba in the Castro Era (Toronto: University of Toronto Press).
  • Wylie, L .and C. Conteh, (2007) Globalization and Africa’s Experience: Fetching Water from a Broken Cistern.” in Howard Wiarda ed. Globalization: Universal Trends, Regional Implications (Boston: Northeastern University Press).
  • Wylie, L., (2005) “Isolate or Engage: Divergent Approaches to Foreign Policy Toward Cuba,” In Heather Nicol and Michele Zebich-Knos, eds. Isolate or Engage: Foreign Policy Toward Cuba (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books).
  • Wiarda, H. and Wylie, L., (2002) “New Challenges in U.S. Foreign Policy” In Comparative Foreign Policy: Adaptation Strategies of the Great and Emerging Powers, Steven Hook, ed. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall).
  • Wylie, L., (1998) “Sub-Saharan Africa: Western Influence and Indigenous Realities,” In Non-Western Theories of Development, 84-98. Howard J. Wiarda, ed. (Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace Publishers).

 

Journal Articles:

  • Wylie, L. and Lisa Glidden, (2013) The “Cuban Spring” Fallacy:  The Current Incarnation of a Persistent Narrative in U.S. Foreign Policy,” The International Journal of Cuban Studies. Vol 5, no 2 (Winter)
  • Wylie, L., (2012) “The Special Case of Cuba,” International Journal Summer 2012, 681-704, (special issue on the Americas edited by Gordon Mace and Jean-Philippe Thérien).
  • Wylie, L., (2010) “Shifting Ground: Considering the New Realities in the Canadian-Cuban Relationship,” Canadian Foreign Policy Spring 2010, Volume 16: Issue 1. Please note I was also the guest editor for this issue of CFPJ that focused on the Canadian-Cuban relationship.
  • Wylie, L., (2009) “In Search of Prestige: Canadian Foreign Policy and the International Criminal Court,” American Review of Canadian Studies 39.2, June 2009, 112-130.
  • Wylie, L., (2004) “Identity and Perception in Foreign Policy: A Comparative Study of Canadian and American Foreign Policy,” Canadian Foreign Policy Spring 2004, Volume 11: Issue 3.