Candace Johnson

About Candace

My research attempts to reconcile two sub-disciplinary areas within political science: political theory and public policy. Most of my published work entails the application of theoretical tools and frameworks to complex global reproductive rights issues; I am also committed to socially engaged feminist research, standpoint methodologies, community engaged collaborations, and transnational dialogue.

I have had the opportunity to work with human rights activists in Guatemala over the past several years and to introduce students to human rights work and scholarship in Guatemala, in partnership with organizations like La FundaciĆ³n Myrna Mack (2013, 2015), and in Costa Rica, in partnership with the University for Peace (2019). Much of this scholarship informs my research on gender justice, human rights, and the problem of impunity in a variety of contexts.

I have published in many academic journals including Signs (forthcoming), International Feminist Journal of Politics (Forthcoming), Feminist Theory, Politics, Groups, and Identities, PhiloSOPHIA, Canadian Journal of Political Science, and Polity.

In 2014, I published Maternal Transition: A North-South Politics of Pregnancy and Childbirth (Routledge; paperback in 2016), which is a comparative examination of maternal health preferences in Canada, the United States, Cuba, and Honduras and the ways in which these preferences reflect global, regional, national, and micro-scalar dynamics (the research for which was supported by a SSHRC Standard Research Grant).

I have also published more widely on women and politics, health care policy, human rights, and Latin American politics. My latest book is a volume on Human and Environmental Justice in Guatemala, co-edited with Stephen Henighan, published by the University of Toronto Press in 2018.

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