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Marlin Marguerite, PhD Candidate

Marguerite Marlin

PhD Candidate

Graduate Students
Department of Political Science

Area(s) of Interest:


Research Proposal:

Arctic-focused parliamentary committees in Canada and Russia as vehicles for non-governmental policy influence: a stratified assessment

Supervisor: Dr. Karen Bird


Marguerite Marlin

270-2 Main St W

Hamilton, ON L8S 1Y3

(289) 684-8728


Employment Experience

March 2010 to Present

The Alpheus Group

Ottawa, ON

Researcher and writer

Began writing reports on Senate and House committee meetings at the Parliament of Canada, specializing in the House National Defence and Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Committees.
Promoted to covering Question Period on top of remote committee coverage in September 2012.


Sept. 2012 to Present

McMaster University

Hamilton, ON

Teaching Assistant, political science

Leader and planner of weekly tutorials and responsible for marking all assignments and exams for tutorial group students.
Received excellent tutorial evaluations, with an average of 4.5 out of 5.


Nov. 2011 to Present

Ottawa, ON

Co-founder and creative director

Co-created a cutting-edge political research and public feedback site for bills under review by the Parliament of Canada.
Raised the profile of the site through various platforms, including CBC Radio One, THIS Magazine, OpenFile and the parliamentary records, where MP Mathieu Ravignat spoke about it in the house in Feb. 2012.


March 2012-Sept. 2012

Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Ottawa, ON

Assistant to the Ambassador

Drafted correspondence, opinion pieces and letters-to-the-editor; translated documents from Russian to English; updated mailing lists and managed logistics for Embassy events and orders.


Sept. 2010-Oct. 2010

Government of Canada, Department of National Defence

Ottawa, ON

Qualitative Researcher

Co-authored a qualitative analysis report on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on World War II veterans, presented at the 2010 International Society for Trauma and Stress Studies (ISTSS) conference.
Exceeded expectations of superiors by providing a comprehensive review of relevant literature, which was not in the job description but was included the final publication.


MAY 2005-OCT. 2006

The Charlatan

Ottawa, ON


Edited the Op-ed section of the Carleton University student newspaper,soliciting and managing submissions and chairing editorial meetings.Section was specifically credited in a Maclean’s article that year for high quality of editorials. Studies (ISTSS) conference.
Exceeded expectations of superiors by providing a comprehensive review of relevant l



Sept. 2012-Present

McMaster University

Hamilton, ON

Ph.D. Political Science – Comparative Public Policy (in progress)

Granted annual scholarship of approximately $9,000 per year and OGF scholarship of $15,000 per year


Sept. 2007-June 2009

Carleton University

Ottawa, ON

M.A. European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (faculty of Public affairs)

Granted one-time scholarship of $4,000.


Sept. 2002-June 2007

Carleton University

Ottawa, ON

B.A. (High honors) History with minor in Russian Language

Granted one-time scholarship of $2,000.



Jan.-May 2009

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Ottawa, ON

Research directorate intern



Jan.-May 2008

Canada-Hungary Education Foundation

Ottawa, ON

Web Intern

Produced content published on the organization’s website and orchestrated web-based scholarship competition.
Notable Publications

(Ed. With Scott Romaniuk) Development and the Politics of Human Rights New York City: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis) forthcoming 2015.

“Ultimatums will not bring peace: Tough line does little to address Ukraine discord” Hamilton Spectator. April 9, 2014.

(Ed. With Scott Romaniuk) Divided States: Strategic Divisions in EU-Russia Relations. Hamburg: Disserta Verlag, 2012.

“Navigating Treacherous Waters: Challenges and Threats Facing Yanukovych’s Government over the Fate of the Black Sea Fleet” In Scott N. Romaniuk (ed.) Competing Powers: Dominance in the Wider Black Sea Region Saarbrücken, Germany: Lap Lambert, (2011).

"Building Global Civil Society Through Citizen Diplomacy: A Case Study Of Soviet-Canadian Doukhobor Correspondence" Terra Sebus, 2/2010

Co-author with Dr Susan Dowler, Maj Alexandra Heber and Ruth Stanley-Aikens A Study of Causal, Protective, Risk and Resilience/recovery Factors in the Development and Maintenance of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Symptoms Government of Canada, Department of National Defence, 2010

“Book Review: Modernizing the United Nations System” The Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (CEJISS) v.4, ed. 1 (May 2010)

“A Dark and Dusty Peek Into the Russian Soul” The Globe and Mail August 24, 2004 p. A14.


Conference Papers Presented

JULY 2014

International Political Science Association

Montreal, QC

Presented “Harnessing Legitimacy and Normative Power in Global Policymaking: The Case of Arctic Fisheries” for the panel on Global Governance, State and Regulatory Regimes in the Arctic Region.
AUGUST 2013 Northern Research Forum Akureyri, Iceland

Presented “Leveraging Globalization: How Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations Gain Agency for Impacting Arctic Policy Through Global Mechanisms” at the Northern Research Forum’s 2013 Open Assembly, held at the University of Akureyri.
Granted the NRF Open Assembly Young Researcher Travel Grant (Approx. $1,500 in value).



Jan. 2013

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 2

Hamilton, ON

B.A. (High honors) History with minor in Russian Language

Presented “Harnessing Legitimacy and Normative Power in Global Policymaking: Three Visions for the Future of Fisheries Regulation in the Arctic High Seas” at Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 2, held at McMaster University.
Other Academic talks

Tuesday, March 3, McMaster University

Guest lecture for POLI2F03 (Power, Politics and Influence in Canada): “Courts as a venue for political strategic action.”

Wednesday, March 25, McMaster University

Canadian International Council (Hamilton Chapter talk): “Minsk II in Context: Challenges and Opportunities for Lasting Peace in Ukraine.”

Tuesday, April 22, McMaster University

Canadian International Council (Hamilton Chapter) talk: “What Next For Ukraine? Political and Diplomatic Options.”


  • MA in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (2009), Carleton University
  • BA in History with Minor in Russian (2007), Carleton University


TA for 2F03: Politics, Power and Influence in Canada for 3 years TA for 2I03: Politics, Power and Influence in Canada for 2 years


Legislatures, global civil society, state-society relations, citizen diplomacy, EU-Russia relations, IGOs and civil society.