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Andreanne Bissonnette

Andreanne Bissonnette is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Her thesis analyzes the impact of geographical position, immigration status, and sociocultural markers impact a woman's access to reproductive health services in US border states. She authored articles and chapters on reproductive health and immigration along the US-Mexico border, including in the Journal of Borderlands Studies, and co-edited Borders and Border Walls (Routledge, 2020).


Andreanne Bissonnette is a PhD candidate in Political science at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Since 2015, she is a fellow researcher at the Center of Geopolitical Studies and the Center for United States Studies at the Raoul Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies (UQAM). During the 2016-2017 academic year, she was coordinator for the Center for United States Studies. As part of her master degree, she wrote an M.A. thesis on the impacts of immigration and healthcare policies in Arizona and Texas on undocumented migrant women's access to healthcare. As part of her research at the Raoul Dandurand Chair, she focuses on US interior politics (more precisely on women and politics, women's rights, reproductive rights, Latinx and politics, LGBTQ policies) as well as international migration, borders and border walls.

She received, in 2018, the Joseph-Armand-Bombardier Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to pursue her doctoral studies. Her PhD research focuses on reproductive justice in the United States. Anchored in an intersectional geopolitics analytical frame, her thesis analyzes how geographical position, immigration status and sociocultural markers influence Latina women's access to reproductive health services in the US border states of California, Texas, Pennsylvania and New York. In the fall of 2019, she was invited researcher at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso. To complete her research stay, she was awarded the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations' Scholarship.  

She authored an article on the conclusions of her M.A. thesis, published in the Journal of Borderlands Studies (2020) and titled ""Caged Women": Migration, mobility and access to health services in Texas and Arizona". She co-edited, with Elisabeth Vallet, Borders and Border Walls: In-Security, Symbolism, Vulnerabilities (Routledge, 2020), in which she co-authored the introduction, and authored a chapter, "The Border Wall and the Paper Wall: Accessing Reproductive Care in the US-Mexico Borderlands". She co-authored a chapter on women's sexuality during migration in Women and Borders: Refugees, Migrants and Communities (I.B. Tauris, 2017), and authored an article on the Latino voters in the 2018 midterms elections (IRSEM, 2019). She also published book reviews, as well as articles on immigration, US politics, and US elections in journals without peer review. From April 2018 to December 2019, she signed a column in a Montreal newspapers.

Andreanne Bissonnette has participated in various international conferences to present her research (including at the annual meetings of the Association for Borderlands Studies, the International Studies Association, the Caucus for A New Political Science, the International Political Science Association, and the Midwest Political Science Association). She presented many public conferences, as invited speaker in Montreal and the province of Quebec, and taught classes in high school, CEGEP and universities on US politics, international migration, and borders and border walls.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Geopolitics; Feminist geopolitics; International Relations; Gender Studies; Migration and borders; Gender and migration; Women's rights; Reproductive Justice; Access to healthcare in the United States; Geopolitics of borders; Border walls; Immigration policies; US politics; Women and politics in the US



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Journal of Borderlands Studies

“Caged Women”: Migration, Mobility and Access to Health Services in Texas and Arizona

Published: Apr 09, 2020 by Journal of Borderlands Studies
Authors: Andreanne Bissonnette
Subjects: Political Science, Gender & Intersectionality Studies

This paper uses the metaphor of cages to delve on the study of undocumented women’s access to healthcare in Arizona and Texas. It analyzes the impact of restrictive laws on undocumented women’s physical and psychological health. It demonstrates that undocumented migrant women are affected in specific ways by the intersection of immigration and healthcare laws as it exacerbates the multiple oppressions they experience as low-income women of color without legal status.

Journal of Borderlands Studies

Chaos as a Tool of Insecurity: Detention and Deportation in the United States and Ecuador

Published: Feb 06, 2020 by Journal of Borderlands Studies
Authors: Andreanne Bissonnette

This paper is a book review of Nancy Hiemstra's Detain and Deport. The Chaotic U.S. Immigration Enforcement Regime

Études de l’IRSEM

L’électorat latino-américain au-delà du « géant dormant » : Déconstruire le mythe du groupe uni-identitaire et apolitique

Published: Sep 01, 2019 by Études de l’IRSEM
Authors: Andreanne Bissonnette

Première minorité ethnoculturelle aux États-Unis, les Latinos-Américains participent encore relativement peu aux élections américaines. Cet article postule que la représentation des Latinos comme un tout et leur assimilation aux enjeux d’immigration entraînent un décalage entre les stratégies électorales des partis politiques et la mobilisation politique de l’électorat latino-américain.

International Studies Review

Who is Worthy of Protection? » Constructing the Worthy Victim in Gender-Based Asylum in the United States and Beyond

Published: Sep 01, 2019 by International Studies Review
Authors: Andreanne Bissonnette

This article is a book review of Meghana Nayak's Who Is Worthy of Protection? Gender-Based Asylum and the US Immigration Policies.

Études internationales

Recension – Migrations une nouvelle donne, Catherine Wihtol de Wenden

Published: Sep 01, 2017 by Études internationales
Authors: Andreanne Bissonnette

This article is a book review of Catherine Wihtol de Wenden's Migrations, une nouvelle donne