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I live in the fantastic global city of Toronto, Canada. My roots are small town though, and I grew up in the eastern Ontario community of Napanee. From there I moved down the road to Kingston, where I completed my B.A. in Political Studies at Queen's University. 


My graduate school experience began at Carleton University and is in Canadian Studies, with a specialization in Women's Studies. I then moved from the nation's capital across the country to the University of Calgary where in between skiing the Rockies, I finished my PhD in Political Science in 2005. Currently, I am a full Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University located in downtown Toronto. 

In addition to my interests in Canadian politics and all things related to gender equality, I'm also a big music fan and enjoy watching live music or listening to my vinyl collection any chance I can get.

In June 2021 I was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Political Science Association at its Annual General Meeting on 11 June 2021.

In July 2022 I was appointed to the editorial board of Politics & Gender, the official journal of the American Political Science Association ‘Women, Gender and Politics’ Section. This appointment is for a three-year period.

I previously served as the Director of the Master in Public Policy and Administration Program. You can read about this fantastic program here.


1998 - 2005 

University of Calgary

PhD in Political Science

1996 - 1998

Carleton University

MA in Canadian Studies

1991 - 1995

Queen's University at Kingston

B.A. in Political Studies

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