Dr. Valerie D'Erman

Dr. Valerie D'Erman
Political Science

PhD (Oklahoma)

Office: DTB A348

Valerie D'Erman has been an instructor in the Department of Political Science since 2010. She has taught courses related to European Integration, International Relations, and Comparative Politics, as well as co-taught the department’s 103 World of Politics course. 

Valerie's research interests include comparative political economy, theories of European integration, international relations, and European political parties.

She has published in numerous academic journals and has contributed to edited volumes with Ashgate Press (2010) and University of Toronto Press (2018).

In 2017 Valerie won the Gilian Sherwin Award for Excellence in Teaching.


  •     Comparative Political Economy
  •     European Integration Theory
  •     International Relations


Valerie D'Erman teaches courses in European Politics

Teaching 2021-22

Fall 2021:

Spring 2022:

Previously taught:

  • POLI 103 - The Worlds of Politics
  • POLI 211 - European Integration and the European Union
  • POLI 240 - International Politics
  • POLI 311 - Governments and Politics in Europe
  • POLI 349 - Issues in International Politics: "The Political Economies of Welfare States"
  • POLI 414 - European Integration and the European Union


Verdun, Amy, and Valerie D'Erman (2020). "Two Decades of Change in Europe: Social Policymaking in the EU After Crisis." In B. Vanhercke, D. Ghailani, and S. Slasova, and with P. Pochet (Eds.), Social policy in the European Union 1999-2019: the long and winding road (Chapter 2). European Social Observatory. Available at https://www.etui.org/Publications2/Books/Social-policy-in-the-European-Union-1999-2019-the-long-and-winding-road

Haas, Jörg, Valerie D'Erman, Daniel Schulz, and Amy Verdun (2020). "Economic and Fiscal Policy Coordination after the Crisis: is the European Semester Promoting More or Less State Intervention?" Journal of European Integration, Vol. 42, No. 3: 327-344.

D'Erman, Valerie, Jörg Haas, Daniel Schulz, and Amy Verdun. (2019). "Measuring Economic Reform Recommendations under the European Semester: 'One Size Fits All' or Tailoring to Member States?" Journal for Contemporary European Research, Vol.15, No.2: 231-252. https://doi.org/10.30950/jcer.v14i3.883

Marcy, Richard T. and Valerie J. D’Erman. (2019). "The European 'New Right' as Radical Social Innovation." Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Vol.13, No.2: 65-90.

D'Erman, Valerie J. and Amy Verdun. (April 2018). "Introduction: Integration Through Crises." Review of Russian and European Affairs (Special Issue edited by V.J. D'Erman and A. Verdun on "The Quadruple Crises of the EU and their Impact on European Integration"). DOI: https://doi.org/10.22215/rera.v12i1

D'Erman, Valerie J. (2018). "The EU’s Realist Power: Public Procurement and CETA Negotiations with Canada." Journal of International Relations and Development. DOI: 10.1057/s41268-018-0135-3.

D'Erman, Valerie J. (2018). "European External Trade Policy." In E. Brunet-Jailly, A. Hurrelmann, and A. Verdun (Eds.), European Union Governance and Policy-Making: A Canadian Perspective. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (pp. 276-294).

D’Erman, Valerie J. (2016). “Comparative Intergovernmental Politics: CETA Negotiations between Canada and the EU.” Politics and Governance, Special Issue, Vol.4, No.2.

Grillot, Suzette R. and Rebecca J. Cruise, with Valerie D’Erman (2010). Protecting Our Ports: Domestic and International Politics of Containerized Freight Security. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Grillot, Suzette R., Rebecca J. Cruise and Valerie D’Erman (2010). “Developing Security Community in the Western Balkans: The role of the EU and NATO.” International Politics, 47(1): 62-90.

Grillot, Suzette R., Rebecca J. Cruise and Valerie D’Erman (2009). “National and Global Efforts to Enhance Containerized Freight Security.” Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 6(1): Article 51.