MY RESEARCH

My current research focuses on outbound student mobility public policies in Canada and Europe. I am especially interested in the intersection between higher education, public policy, political philosophy, and policy rhetoric.

 

For over a decade, in Canada, the predominant political, policy, and advocacy discourses concerning international student mobility have focused on incoming international students: attracting, training, and retaining them. My current research seeks to redress this rhetorical imbalance. From a social constructivist perspective, my research analyses study and work abroad public policies and discourses at the governmental level in order to understand their philosophical underpinnings.

 

Set within the context of comparative international higher education and public policy scholarship, my research also explores how European countries frame their policies and discourse on international student mobility to include the outward movement of students.

On a larger scale, I am also interested in questions of internationalization that affect public policy such as the hiring of foreign academics, foreign credential recognition, and the development and evolution of international education as a public policy at the jurisdictional level.

 

See below for my research contributions.

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Publications


Refereed Book Chapters Barbaric, D. (in press). International education as public policy in Quebec. In R. Trilokekar, M. Tamtik, & G. Jones (Eds.), International education as public policy in Canada. Montreal and Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queen’s University Press. Barbaric, D., & Jones, G. A. (2016). International faculty in Canada: Recruitment and transition processes. In M. Yudkevich, P. G. Altbach, & L. E. Rumbley (Eds.), International faculty in higher education: Comparative perspectives on recruitment, integration, and impact (pp. 51-75). New York, NY: Routledge.
Technical Report Barbaric, D. (2017). Policy options for outbound student mobility: An inter-jurisdictional review of policy goals and initiatives. Toronto, Canada: Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education, OISE-University of Toronto. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318341039_policy_options_for_outbound_student_mobility_an_inter-jurisdictional_review_of_policy_goals_and_initiatives Op-Ed Barbaric, D. (2019, April). Federal government sends an encouraging sign on outbound student mobility. University Affairs. Retrieved from https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/federal-government-sends-an-encouraging-sign-on-outbound-student-mobility/ Guest Blog Posts Barbaric, D. (2018, May 22). Is outbound student mobility back? [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://ciheblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/is-outbound-student-mobility-back/ Barbaric, D. (2016, November 18). Time for some self-reflection in academia? [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://ciheblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/18/time-for-some-self-reflection-in-academia/ Barbaric, D. (2016, June 28). Brexit: More than ever, we need globally-minded citizens [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/cihe/2016/06/28/brexit-more-than-ever-we-need-globally-minded-citizens/ Translation Gaillard, F. (2001). For a political Roland Barthes. (D. Barbaric, Trans.). In Lotringer, S., & Cohen, S. (Eds.). French theory in America (pp. 47-57). New York, USA: Routledge.




Conference Presentations



Refereed Conference Presentations

Barbaric, D. (2021, July). Assessing interest group advocacy for study abroad public policies in a comparative perspective. Forthcoming paper to be presented at the 26th International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress of Political Science, Lisbon, Portugal.

Barbaric, D. (2020, March). Is study abroad a public policy issue? Voices from Canada. Paper presentation at the 64th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Miami, FL. – Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Barbaric, D. (2019, June). Using pluralist theory to examine international student mobility public policy-making. Forthcoming paper presentation at the 4th edition of the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP4), Montreal, Canada.

Barbaric, D. (2017, December). Balancing competing demands in international higher education: The added complexity of federalism in the Canadian context. Paper presentation at the Annual Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), Newport, Wales, UK. Barbaric, D. (2017, May). From far & wide to close & narrow: Study, but not abroad?. Paper presentation at the 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), Toronto, Canada. Barbaric, D. (2017, May). La défense et illustration de la mobilité internationale étudiante sortante au Québec et au Canada. Paper presentation at the 85th Annual Conference of the Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS), Montreal, Canada. Barbaric, D. (2016, November). The value of outward student mobility in Canada: Does it contribute to the public good?. Paper presentation at the Council for International Higher Education (CIHE) Pre-Conference Forum of the 41st Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Columbus, OH. Moore, K., & Barbaric, D. (2015, June). An introduction to using Twitter in higher education: Share, network, curate. Roundtable presentation at the 45th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), Ottawa, Canada. Barbaric, D. (2015, March). Exploring horizontal differentiation in the French higher education system using Lewin’s field theory: A historical analysis (1789-1998). Paper presentation at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Washington, DC. Barbaric, D. (2014, March). Vive l’anglais? English-language instruction in public educational institutions in France. Paper presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Toronto, Canada. Select Non-Refereed Research Contributions Barbaric, D. (2017, December). Outbound student mobility: The Canadian context. Preliminary findings. Presentation to Universities UK International (UUKi), the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), and the Chevening Secretariat, London, UK. Barbaric, D. (2017, November). Outbound student mobility: The Canadian policy experience. Paper presentation at the Symposium on internationalization in higher education: New trends and future directions for Ontario, Toronto, Canada. Demero, V., Eastman, J., Barbaric, D., Laval, C., & Ouellet, M. (2017, May). Grand panel international sur les transformations actuelles des universités. In M. Kempeneers (Chair), Panel discussion at the 85th Annual Conferenceof the Association Francophone pour le Savoir (ACFAS), Montreal, Canada. de Wit, H., Yudkevich, M., Barbarič, D., & Kuzhabekova, A. (2016, November). International faculty in Canada: Recruitment and transition processes. The case of the University of Toronto. In L. E. Rumbley (Chair), International faculty in 21st century universities: Comparative perspectives. Symposium conducted at the 41st Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Columbus, OH. Barbaric, D. (2016, May). International student mobility policies in Canada: Balancing the discourse. Paper presentation at the international research workshop entitled “Internationalization, globalization and the governance of academia”, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and The Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel. Barbaric, D. (2016, April). Canada's incomplete conception of international student mobility: Are we missing the boat? Seminar at the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), University College London Institute of Education (IOE), London, UK. Barbaric, D., & McKittrick, T. (2007, November). Deepening the international experience: Finding synergies with Canadian missions abroad. In Jennings, K. (Chair), Panel discussion at the 41st Annual Conference of the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), Ottawa, Canada. Barbaric, D., & Gagnon, J-H. (2006, November). Canada-France youth mobility programs / Programmes de mobilité des jeunes Canada-France. Bilingual presentation at the 40th Annual Conference of the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), Quebec City, Canada.
Select Invited Technical Presentations Barbaric, D. (2011, September). International Experience Canada (IEC) initiative with France. Presentation (in French) at the Annual Meeting of the Directors of Student Mobility in the French Ministry of Agriculture’s Network of Postsecondary Institutions, Paris, France. Barbaric, D. (2010, June). IEC management at the Embassy of Canada in France: Best practices and lessons learned. Presentation at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Training Session for IEC Managers from Asia and Oceania, Ottawa, Canada. Barbaric, D. (2009, November). Canada-France, Canada-Belgium, and Canada-Switzerland Youth Mobility Programs. Bilingual presentation at the Destination Canada Job Fair, Paris, France. Barbaric, D. (2008, September). Phase 2 of the Canadian professors on sabbatical leave abroad (CPSL) online registration system. Presentation at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade European Regional Training Workshop, Paris, France.




Service to Scholarly Community


Peer Reviewer Comparative and International Education / Éducation comparée et internationale 2020 Conference Proposal Reviewer Shaping Sustainable Futures for Internationalization in Higher Education 2019 Conference Proposal Reviewer
Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)
2018 Conference Proposal Reviewer
Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)
2017 Conference Proposal Reviewer
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
2016 Paper Session Chair
“Internationalization Explored”
45th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)
Ottawa, Canada
2015 Paper Session Chair
“Leadership and Administration”
45th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)
Ottawa, Canada
2015 Paper Session Chair
“Policy and Reform in Higher Education”
59th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
Washington, DC, USA
2015 Conference Proposal Reviewer
Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)
2014
Memberships Canadian Public Policy Network (CPPN)
Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) International Political Science Association (IPSA)
International Public Policy Association (IPPA)
International Public Policy Association Early Career Network (ECN)
Women in Public Policy International Network (WiPP)




Invited Presentations


Guest Lecturer
“The Politics of Higher Education Public Policymaking”
Graduate course: Special Topics in Higher Education: Politics of Higher Education
Instructor: Dr. Eric Lavigne
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
University of Toronto, Canada
February 2020

Guest Lecturer
“Outbound Student Mobility Public Policies and Public Policymaking”
Graduate course: International Academic Relations
Instructor: Dr. Ruth Hayhoe
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
University of Toronto, Canada
November 2019

Guest Seminar
“Internationalization as Student Mobility or Outbound Student Mobility as Public Policy”
Graduate course: Internationalization of Higher Education: Semantics, Polemics and Politics Of Policy Making
Instructor: Dr. Roopa Desai Trilokekar
York University, Toronto, Canada
November 2018

Guest Lecturer
“Outbound Student Mobility Public Policies in a Comparative Perspective: Building the Evidence Base”
Graduate course: International Academic Relations
Instructor: Dr. Ruth Hayhoe
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
University of Toronto, Canada
November 2017





VIDEO PRESENTATION

Barbaric, D. (2017, May). La défense et illustration de la mobilité internationale étudiante sortante au Québec et au Canada. Paper presentation at the 85th Annual Conference of the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS), Montreal, Canada. 

PODCASTS

INTERVIEW

Boston College Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) (Producer). (2016, November 9). International faculty in higher education. Comparative perspectives on recruitment, integration, and impact [Audio podcast] (Podcast File #25). 

Interview with Dr. Maria Yudkevich, Diane Barbaric, and Dr. Aliya Kuzhabekova.

Podcast 25: International Faculty in Higher Education - Boston College CIHE
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Barbaric, D. (2016, April). Canada's incomplete conception of international student mobility: Are we missing the boat?. Seminar at the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), University College London Institute of Education (IOE), London, UK. 

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