I am a political scientist whose research examines the relationships between rights, governance and public policy, with a particular focus on the Supreme Court of Canada's impact on public policy and political discourse under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo. I also teach at UWaterloo's Master of Public Service program. 

I earned my Ph.D (2009) and MA (2005) in political science at Queen's University, and a BA (2003) at the University of Western Ontario. In 2009-10, I was an Associate of the Canada Program at Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. During the 2010-11 academic year, I was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School. In 2011-2012 I taught at the University of Victoria.

I have published in the International Political Science Review, Supreme Court Law Review, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Review of Constitutional Studies, Canadian Public Administration, and the Queen's Law Journal. 

emacfarl@uwaterloo.ca

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My book, Governing from the Bench: The Supreme Court of Canada and the Judicial Role, was published by UBC Press in 2013.

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