Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm
Location:Irene's Pub (885 Bank Street)
Audience:Alumni, Carleton Community, Current Students, Faculty
Contact:Cassie Smith,, 613-520-2600 ext. 2995

Author Meets Readers invites Carleton students and the community to join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs.

A Family Matter Book CoverAbout the Book

A Family Matter: Citizenship, Conjugal Relationships, and Canadian Immigration Policy offers an interdisciplinary examination of the role family formation plays in both the granting and refusal of Canadian citizenship. In analyzing three different areas of Canada’s immigration law and policy, the book argues that governments have adopted a strict definition of family not only to protect our borders from external threat, but also to reinforce gendered, racialized and sexualized assumptions about the ideal “Canadian family”. In doing so, migrant families are limited in their ability to develop chosen familial networks, a privilege enjoyed by most Canadian-born citizens.

About the Author

Megan Gaucher photoMegan Gaucher is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University. Her research interests focus on the intersections between citizenship, family, gender, sexuality, and race in Canadian immigration and refugee law and policy.


This event is part of the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival.