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Dr Cheryl Collier

University of Windsor

Cheryl N. Collier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Windsor and a member of the university's cross-disciplinary Health Research Centre for the Study of Violence against Women. Her primary areas of research include Canadian federal and provincial child care and anti-violence policy, comparative women's movements and gender, and federalism and political parties. Her present research examines the impact of federalism on sub-national child care advocacy in Canada and the United States. She has also recently completed a research project examining shifting levels of feminist discourse inside of child care and anti-violence policy debates both federally and provincially in Canada.

She is currently working on a book based on her dissertation research examing how lef- and right-wing party differences impact women's movement policy success and failure at the provincial level in Canada. Her recent publications include "Navigating the Shoals of Canadian Federalism: Child Care Advocacy" 2010 forthcoming (with Rianne Mahon), in Melissa Haussman, Jill Vickers and Marian Sawer eds. Federalism, Feminism and Multilevel Governance (Ashgate); "Violence against Women or Violence against ‘People'?: Neo-liberalism, ‘Post-neo-liberalism', and Anti-violence Policy in Ontario and British Columbia" 2009, in Alexandra Dobrowolsky ed. Women and Public Policy in Canada: Neo-liberalism and After? (Oxford); and "Neoliberalism and Violence Against Women: Can Retrenchment Convergence Explain the Path of Provincial Anti-violence Policy, 1985-2005?" 2008, Canadian Journal of Political Science, 41:1, 19-42.

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