Dr. Jerald Sabin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Québec. His research interests include Canadian politics/public administration, indigenous-settler intergovernmental relations, and political development in Northern Canada.
Sabin earned a doctorate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto in 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management from the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs and a Master of Arts (Public Administration) from the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.
Sabin was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Western University (2017-2018) and a Research Associate with the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation at Carleton University (2009-2018). He also served as Founding and Managing Editor of Northern Public Affairs (2011-2016).
Sabin is the winner of the 2015 John McMenemy Prize for best article in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, titled “Contested Colonialism: Responsible Government and Political Development in Yukon.” He was shortlisted for the 2017 Jill Vickers Prize for “Competing Masculinities and Political Campaigns”, co-authored with Kyle Kirkup.
He co-authored Religion and Canadian Party Politics (2017, UBC Press) with David Rayside and Paul E.J. Thomas. The book uses the prism of party politics to explore how Canadian governments accommodate diversity, while also managing political conflict rooted in the identity claims of faith communities, sexual and gender minorities, and Indigenous peoples.
He splits his time between the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People (Ottawa, Ontario) and the traditional and unceded territory of the Abenaki People (Sherbrooke, Québec).