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Dr Joan Grace

University of Winnipeg

Joan is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Winnipeg where she teaches Canadian politics, women and politics and social movements/collective action. Joan holds a PhD in political science from McMaster University, a MPA from the joint program at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg and an Honours BA in political science from the University of Victoria. Her PhD dissertation, The Politics of Policy Transformation: A Comparative Analysis of Child Care and Unemployment Insurance in Canada and Ireland, was an analysis of public policy regimes in Canada and Ireland.

Joan was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant for her project "Coming to Grips with the State: Women's Political Activism in Western Canada" which analyses women's policy advocacy in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Joan is also a contributor to a SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative "Multi-level Governance and Public Policy in Canadian Municipalities". Research interests include women's political and policy advocacy, women's relationship to the state, the role and influence of institutions in public policy development.

Select publications include:

Dueling for Dollars: Feminist Activism and Minimum Wage Politics, Canadian Woman Studies, Vol. 25, Nos. 3/4, Summer-Fall 2006, pp. 154-159.

In For the Long Haul: Women's Organizing and Political Activism in Manitoba. (Winnipeg: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, August 2005).

Challenges and Opportunities in Manitoba: The Social Democratic "Promise" and Women's Equality, in William K. Carroll and R.S. Ratner, eds. Challenges and Perils: Social Democracy in Neo-liberal Times. (Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2005).

Sending Mixed Messages: Gender-Based Analysis and the ‘Status of Women', Canadian Public Administration, Vol. 40, No. 4, Winter 1997, pp. 582-598.


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