Postdoctoral Fellow

Allan Craigie is a sessional lecturer in the Department of Political Science. He has studied Canadian politics, federalism, and multi level governance in both Canada and Britain at the University of Edinburgh (PhD, MSc) York (MA) and the University of Toronto (BA). His teaching and research interests include Canadian politics, federalism (both Canadian and comparative), regionalism and nationalism in Canada and Britain, Scottish politics and the politics of territorial identity. From 2005 to 2007 Allan worked at the Scottish Parliament as a Parliamentary Assistant to an elected member of the Scottish National Party. At present Allan is working on articles on the relationship between nationalism in Scotland and Quebec and regional movements in England and Canada (outside Quebec) and preparing his PhD dissertation for publication. In addition to his academic work, Allan is a serving member of the Canadian Forces reserve. An infantry soldier with the Toronto Scottish Regiment, he was seconded to the British Territorial Army during his studies in Scotland and is currently training with the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.

“Democratizing Regions: Regional Alienation and the Unexpected Consequences” 2010 Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, June 1-3, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 2010

“Unionism and Pan-Nationalism: Exploring theDialectical Relationship between Minority and Majority Sub-State Nationalism.” International Conference on ‘Nationalism and Democracy’ International Political Science Association (IPSA) Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies, Madrid, 2008

Unionismand Pan-Nationalism: Theoretical Musings on the Dialectical Relationship between Minority and Majority Sub-State Nationalism.” Political Studies Association Northern Post-Graduate Conference, University of Edinburgh, 2008

“New Lessons for (and from) the Old World: A Study of the Politicisation of Regional Identity in Nova Scotia and the North East of England.”Negotiating Diversity: Transatlantic Exchanges Between Canada and Europe, Zentrum für Nordamerika-Forschung (ZENAF) Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany, 2007.

“A Scottish Legacy? An Analysis of the Politicisation of Regional Identity in Nova Scotia in the Late 20th and early 21st Centuries.” From Blueberries to Blackberries: Traditions and Technologies in Canada, Annual British Association for Canadian Studies Conference, 2007.

“The Politicisation of Regional Identity: An Analysis of State Created Opportunity Structures in the North East of England and Nova Scotia.”Central and Northern England Graduate Conference, Newcastle University, 2007.

“I Know You Are But What Am I?  The Articulation of English National Identity in Elite Political Discourse.” Political Studies Association, Northern Post-Graduate Conference, 2005