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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activity

March 2019

Academic Presentations

Miriam J. Anderson and Marc Valade, “Women’s Social Networks and the Implementation of Peace Agreements.” Presented in session FC48: Implementing Inclusive Peace? Exploring Participative Implementation Processes of the 60th annual conference of the International Studies Association: Revisioning International Studies: Innovation and Progress.  Toronto: Sheraton Centre, 29 March 2019.

Tuna Baskoy.  “NAFTA 2.0: A Forced Renewal of North American Free Trade Wows?”  Presented in the session J4: NAFTA and Unions at the 45th Annual Meetings of the Eastern Economic Association.  New York, NY: NY Sheraton, 02 March 2019.

Bryan Evans. “The Politics of Public Money – Austerity Narratives and Budget Speeches.” Presented in panel WC18: Varieties of Austerity, International Studies Association.  Toronto, ON: Sheraton Centre, 27 March, 2019.

Christopher Gore. “Reform without coordination: Explaining conflict and competition in an electricity poor country.” Presented at the workshop, Governance and the Interaction of Competition, Cooperation and Coercion. Duisburg, Germany: Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, 11-12 March 2019.

Tracey Raney. “After #MeToo: Evaluating Canada’s Strategy to Combat Violence Against Women in Politics.”  Presented at the Health Research Centre for the Study of Violence against Women.  Windsor, ON: University of Windsor, 07 March 2019.

Tracey Raney and Cheryl Collier (presented by Tracey Raney). “A Question of Ethics: Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Legislatures of the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.” Presented at the Women in Politics, Women in Leadership Conference, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Affairs.  Toronto: University of Toronto, 29 March 2019.

Daniel Rubenson [with Allison Harrell (UQAM), Peter Loewen (UofT) and Laura Stephenson (Western)].  “Experiments on Sensitive Topics: Migration, Immigration and Identity.” Presented at the Canadian Election Study Workshop.  Vancouver: University of British Columbia, 01-02 March 2019.

Daniel Rubenson [with Allison Harrell (UQAM), Peter Loewen (UofT) and Laura Stephenson (Western)].  “Understanding Elections and Public Opinion: The 2019 Canadian Election Study Design.”  Presented at the Canadian Election Study Workshop.  Vancouver: University of British Columbia, 01-02 March 2019.

Daniel Rubenson [with Allison Harrell (UQAM), Peter Loewen (UofT) and Laura Stephenson (Western)].  “Data Gathering Opportunities in the CES.”  Presented at the Canadian Election Study Workshop.  Vancouver: University of British Columbia, 01-02 March 2019.

John Shields and Jessica Praznik. “Settlement and Belonging in the Canadian City: Promoting Migrant Friendly Cities – The Case of Toronto.”  Presented at the 21st National Metropolis Conference: Doing Immigration Differently. Halifax, NS: 21-23 March 2019.

John Shields and Omar Lujan. “Settlement Services for Immigrant Youth: A Focus on Employment.” Presented at the 21st National Metropolis Conference: Doing Immigration Differently. Halifax, NS: 21-23 March 2019.

Myer Siemiatycki. “ ‘Out-Voted’: How Municipal Elections Marginalize Immigrants in Toronto.”  Presented at the 21st National Metropolis Conference: Doing Immigration Differently. Halifax, NS: 21 March 2019.

Myer Siemiatycki was called by the City of Toronto as Expert Witness in its judicial appeal of the Province of Ontario's Bill 5, which reduced the size of Toronto City Council for the 2018 municipal election.

Appointments

Bryan Evans has been appointed Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, McMaster University, 01 April 2019 to 20 June 2022.

Duncan MacLellan was appointed a Visiting Scholar at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) for the month of March, 2019.

Awards

Miriam J. Anderson, Windows of Opportunity: How Women Seize Peace Negotiations for Political Change (Oxford 2016) received an Honourable Mention in the J. David Singer Book Award competition. The award is given every other year, by the International Studies Association (ISA) – Midwest, to the author (or co-authors) of an outstanding book published in the previous three years (no edited volumes).

Conference Participation

Tuna Baskoy.  Co-Discussant.  Session K4: Trade Elasticity and Tariffs at the 45th Annual Meetings of the Eastern Economic Association.  New York, NY: NY Sheraton, 02 March 2019.

Events

Myer Siemiatycki co-organized the conference What Happened To Ontario's Labour Law Reform? What Comes Next?  Toronto: Ryerson University Centre for Labour Management Relations, 28 March 2019.

Grants

Daniel Rubenson (co-Principal Investigator) has been awarded a SSHRC Partnership Grant together with Laura Stephenson (PI, Western University), Allison Harell (co-PI, UQAM) and Peter Loewen (co-PI, University of Toronto) in the amount of $5.93 million, including $2.5 million from SSHRC and $3.43 million from partners. The grant will fund the Consortium on Electoral Democracy/Consortium de la démocratie électorale (C-Dem) over a seven year period.

  • C-Dem will create a dynamic research network across Canada to address urgent questions about political engagement, underrepresentation, levels of government, the evolution of public opinion between and across elections, and data collection practices with an evidence-based, cooperative approach to studying electoral democracy, during federal elections as well as subnationally and between elections. C-Dem brings together 23 partners to foster the co-development of research and policy-relevant data and analyses: 4 universities, 4 academic research units, 5 election management bodies (BC, SK, MB, ON, PEI), 3 government actors (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Democratic Institutions Secretariat, and the Tlicho Government), 5 CSOs (Samara Centre for Democracy, Apathy is Boring, CIVIX, Forum for Young Canadians, Global Centre for Pluralism), a non-partisan think tank (IRPP), and a survey research firm (Innovative), as well as a network of key stakeholders (e.g. Elections Canada).
  • C-Dem will also fund close to 150 students and postdocs over the course of the grant.

Publications - Published

Sandra Lim.  “Vera Cruz (Robert Aldrich, 1954): A ‘Superwestern’ from the Postwar Hollywood Left.”  Senses of Cinema: Cinémathèque Annotations on Film 90 (March 2019).

Kurt Hackbarth and Colin Mooers.  “AMLO's 100 days.”  Jacobin, 19 March 2019.

Kurt Hackbarth and Colin Mooers. “How AMLO is taking on Mexico's Billion-Dollar Gasoline Thieves.”  The Nation, 08 March 2019.

Tracey Raney, Cheryl Collier, Grace Lore, and Andrea Spender. Democracy During #MeToo: Taking Stock of Violence Against Women in Canadian Politics – A comprehensive scope report prepared for Equal Voice. 08 March 2019.

Arthur RossCommunal Solidarity: Immigration, Settlement, and Social Welfare in Winnipeg’s Jewish Community, 1882–1930.  Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2019.

Publications - Accepted for Publication

Christopher Gore. “Agency and climate governance in African cities: Lessons from urban agriculture.”  In Urban Climate Politics, ed. Jeroen van der Heijden, Harriet Bulkeley, and Chiara Certomà. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

Joanna Everitt and Tracey Raney. “Winning as a Woman/Winning as a Lesbian: Voter Attitudes towards Kathleen Wynne in the 2014 Ontario Election.” In LGBT People and Electoral Politics in Canada, ed. Manon Tremblay. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, forthcoming.

Daniel Rubenson [with Thomas Fujiwara (Princeton University), Gabriel López-Moctezuma (CalTech), Cecilia Pe Lero (University of Notre Dame) and Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University)].. "Policy Deliberation and Voting Behavior: A Campaign Experiment in the Philippines.” American Journal of Political Science. Forthcoming.