Kristin Cavoukian | Mount Allison

Kristin Cavoukian

Part-time Lecturer


Living and traveling in the former Soviet Union in the late-1990s spurred my lifelong interest in political science, and my work has focused largely on ethnic and diaspora politics in the post-Soviet space. I hold a PhD from the University of Toronto and have spent over a decade teaching Comparative Politics and International Relations at the University of Toronto (Mississauga). In my spare time, I am an avid musician, gardener, and hiker, and have recently discovered knitting.


2021. Cavoukian, Kristin. “Democratization and Diaspora: The Velvet Revolution and the Armenian Nation Abroad.” In Armenia’s Velvet Revolution: Authoritarian Decline and Civil Resistance in a Multipolar World, edited by Anna Ohanyan and Laurence Broers, pp. 201-230.  London: I. B. Tauris.  

2020. Jamie Levin, Gustavo de Carvalho, Kristin Cavoukian, and Ross Cuthbert. “Before and After Borders: The Nomadic Challenge to Sovereign Territoriality.” In Nomad-State Relationships in International Relations: Before and After Borders, edited by Jamie Levin, pp. 63-76. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

2018. Cavoukian, Kristin, and Nona Shahnazaryan. “Women’s Political Participation in the Republic of Armenia.” In Global Handbook on Women’s Political Rights, edited by Netina Tan, Susan Franceschet, and Mona Lena Krook, pp. 729-742. London: Palgrave.  

2014. Joseph MacKay, Jamie Levin, Gustavo de Carvalho, Kristin Cavoukian and Ross Cuthbert. “Before and After Borders: The Nomadic Challenge to Sovereign Territoriality.” International Politics 51, no 1 (2014): 101-123.

2013. Cavoukian, Kristin. “‘Soviet Mentality?’ The Role of Shared Political Culture in Relations between the Armenian State and Russia’s Armenian Diaspora.” Nationalities Papers 41, no. 5 (2013): 709-729.


  • 2016 PhD - University of Toronto
  • 2005 MA - University of British Columbia Vancouver
  • 2003 BA (Hons) - Carleton University


  • POLS 3991 - The Cold War