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Dr. Tracey Raney is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, at Ryerson University. In addition to holding a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Calgary, she holds a Masters Degree in Canadian Studies (with a specialization in Women’s Studies) from Carleton University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Studies from Queen’s University.
Dr. Raney’s research interests are in the areas of Canadian politics and women and politics. Her work focuses mainly on questions of identity and representation, including women’s political representation (Canada and Ontario), Canadian national identity, sub-national/regional political identities in Canada, and representations of gender/women in leadership roles in popular culture.
Present and recently completed externally-funded research projects include:
Dr. Raney was awarded the 2013 Jill Vickers Prize for her paper entitled “Leaving Parliament: Gender and Exit in the Ontario Legislature.” The Prize was established (in 2004) in honour of Professor Jill Vickers, an activist and leader in Canadian feminist scholarship, and the author of numerous books and articles in the fields of feminist political science, epistemology and interdisciplinary methodology, feminist theory and movements for change. It is awarded annually to the author or authors of the best paper presented, in English or French, at the annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association on the topic of gender and politics. Dr. Raney was shortlisted for the award in 2009 (with Loleen Berdahl) and again in 2017 (with Joanna Everitt).
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