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Gintova, Maria


PhD (Policy Studies): Ryerson




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In addition to a PhD in Policy Studies from Ryerson University; Maria holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany in Albany, NY; and a Bachelors of Public and Municipal Administration from the School of Public Administration at the Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia. Maria’s studies in the USA were supported through a prestigious Fulbright Graduate Student Scholarship.

Maria has worked for federal and provincial government for more than seven years, where she has held positions as Senior Policy Analyst, Senior Policy/Program Analyst and Immigration Officer. In her most recent roles, she has been leading a number of high profile portfolios such as the
Ontario Justice Sector Transformation Initiative, Federal/Provincial/Territorial Justice and Public Safety work, youth radicalization research and residential services reform.

Maria presented the results of her research and research projects she collaborated on at conferences in Canada (Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (2014, 2016, 2017), National Metropolis Conference (2016, 2017), Social Media and Society Conference (2017)) and abroad (International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance in Galway, Ireland (2018) and International Conference on Public Policy in Milan, Italy (2015).

Research Interests:

Social media use in government, digital government, e-government, networks and collaboration in government, public service delivery, role of social networks in immigration.

Current Courses:

PPA50 A/B: Practicum

Selected Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • “Understanding government social media users: an analysis of interactions on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Twitter and Facebook.” Government Information Quarterly, forthcoming.
  • "Use of social media in Canadian public administration: opportunities and barriers." Canadian Public Administration 62:1 (March 2019): 7-26.
  • "Reengineering of Public Services and Complex Spheres of Government Regulation: Methodology" (withAndrey Zhulin, Artem Kostirko, Sergey Plaksin and Leyla Sinyatullina). Moscow, Russia: Public Administration Issues 1 (2012): 7-25.
  • "Stimulating Innovation in Public Administration." Moscow, Russia: Journal MSU Vestnik - Section 21: Management 1 (2009): 69-84.


  • The Register of Federal Agencies Functions and Mandates (with Andrey Zhulin, Tatiana Kuksa, Anastasia Nikolenko, Aleksander Chaplinskiy, Leyla Sinyatullina, Aleksander Sarvatdinov, and Sergey Datiev . Moscow, Russia: Institute for Public and Municipal Administration, State University Higher School of Economics, 2010.
  • Pricing of Spectrum (with Anatoliy Rusanov, Andrey Zhulin, Olga Ivanova and Sergey Plaksin). Moscow, Russia: Institute for Public and Municipal Administration, State University Higher School of Economics, 2010.

Book Chapters

  • "Settling on Services: Understanding the place of services in immigrant family integration" (with John Shields, Sepali Guruge, Reena Tandon and Mia Hershkowitz). In Migration is a Family Affair, ed. Harald Bauder. Vancouver: UBC Press (forthcoming).
  • "Welfare Programs for Low Income Families and Individuals." In
    National Projects and Reforms in the 2000s: Modernization of Social Policy, ed. Elena Yarskaya-Smirnova and Maria Vorona. Moscow, Russia: Variant, 2009.

Other Publications

Spoken Languages:

English, Russian, French