Dimitrios Panagos

Associate Professor

Dimitrios Panagos website pic 2023

SN 2039

Department of Political Science, Science Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 Canada

Telephone: (709) 864-8175
Email: dpanagos[at]mun[dot]ca


BA, MA (University of Waterloo); PhD (Queen's University)

Areas for Student Research Supervision

  • Contemporary political philosophy
  • Aboriginal politics
  • Identity politics
  • Resource management and governance

Examples of Recent Courses Taught

2100 Introduction to Political Theory
3100 Political Theory from Plato to Rousseau
3110 Political Theory from Tocqueville to Present
4100 Approaches to Political Theory
6100 Political Philosophy


Professor Panagos is a specialist in the study of contemporary political philosophy and Aboriginal rights, with research contributions combining both normative and empirical concerns. He has published work on aboriginality, Aboriginal rights, Aboriginal voting behaviour and resource governance. He is currently working on a monograph on settler states, Aboriginal peoples and the problem of political obligation. he is also engaged in a number of collaborative research projects focused on, first, First Nations and the governance of mineral resources in Canada, and, second, the participation of Aboriginal peoples in elections in Canada and the United States.

Selected Publications


Panagos, Dimitrios. 2016. Uncertain Accommodation: Aboriginal Identity and Group Rights in the Supreme Court of Canada. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.


Isabelle Cote, J. Andrew Grant, Matthew I. Mitchell, and Dimitrios Panagos. (Forthcoming). “The Plan Nord in Northern Quebec, Canada: Pathway to Peace and Prosperity of Powder Keg?”Ethnopolitics.

Isabelle Côté, Megan DeVries, J. Andrew Grant, Matthew I. Mitchell and Dimitrios Panagos. (Forthcoming). “The Power of Numbers: How Majority/Minority Status Affects Media Coverage and Framing of Indigenous Contentious Politics in Canada.” Politics, Groups and Identities.

Panagos, Dimitrios. 2018. “Indigenous Rights and Claims for Freedom in Settler States.” University of New Brunswick Law Journal, 69: 307-323.

Grant, J. Andrew, Dimitrios Panagos, Matthew Mitchell and Michael Hughes. 2014. "A Historical Institutionalist Understanding of Participatory Governance and Aboriginal Peoples" The Case of Policy Change in Ontario's Mining Sector." Social Science Quarterly 95:4: 978-1000.

Harell, Allison and Dimitrios Panagos. 2013. "Locating the Aboriginal Gender Gap: The Political Preferences and Participation of Aboriginal Women in Canada." Politics and Gender, 9:4: 414-438.

Panagos, Dimitrios and J. Andrew Grant. 2013. "Constitutional Change, Aboriginal Rights and Mining Policy in Canada." Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 51:4: 405-423.

Panagos, Dimitrios. 2007. “The Plurality of Meanings Shouldered by the term “Aboriginality”: An Analysis of the Delgamuukw Case.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 40:3: 591-613.