Hevina Dashwood

Professor, Political Science

BA (Toronto)
MA (McGill)
PhD (Toronto)

Office: Plaza 337
905-688-5550 x3894

Dr. Dashwood’s teaching interests include private global governance, international political economy, international development, and Canadian foreign policy, with a focus on Canada’s relations with the Global South.

SSHRC Insight Grant (2016-2021):  Principle Investigator – Does Transparency Lead to Accountability?  A Two-Country Study of Local Implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in West Africa.

Teaching Awards: 2012, 2016 and 2020: Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Dashwood’s current research program encompasses natural resource governance in the extractive sector, with a focus on Canadian and global corporate social responsibility initiatives involving multiple stakeholders (states, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, global companies).  Dashwood’s recent research focused on multi-stakeholder partnerships in mining-affected communities in West Africa, and her new collaborative research project looks at the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and its implementation at the local community level in Ghana and Nigeria.

Area of specialization:

  • Private global governance
  • Global norms dissemination
  • Natural resource governance
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • International development
  • Canadian foreign policy