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Joan Grace

Joan Grace Title: Professor
Phone: 204.786.9377
Office: 6L16
Building: Lockhart Hall
Email: j.grace@uwinnipeg.ca


Joan Grace holds a BA (Honours) from the University of Victoria, a MPA from the U of Winnipeg/U of Manitoba joint MPA Program, and a PhD in political science from McMaster University.  In the Department, Joan teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focusing most often in the areas of Canadian politics, social movements & interest groups, public policy and comparative federalism.

Joan has presented her research findings at national and international conferences.  Her articles have appeared in academic journals and edited scholarly collections.  Joan is an internationally recognized expert in feminist institutionalism.  She is a founding member of GenParlNet (Gender-focused Parliamentary Institutions Research Network) and is currently the Canadian participant in the international network of scholars called Gender Equality Policy in Practice (GEPP) researching women’s participation on corporate boards and pay equity in Canada. 

Dedicated to the success of the department and the advancement of the study of political science, Joan was awarded the Robin H. Farquhar Award for Excellence in Contributing to Self-Governance at the University of Winnipeg.

Research Interests:

State architectures, gender & institutions, policy advocacy, gender-based analysis


Selected Publications:

Co-Editor (with Jill Vickers and Cheryl Collier). Handbook on Gender, Diversity and Federalism.  Under contract with Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017.
         -  with contributing chapter: Regendering the Federal Bargain in Canada. (Forthcoming)

Guest Journal Co-Editor (with Marian Sawer). 2016. Parliamentary Affairs 69(4), 745-747. Special issue on parliamentary committees.

Journal Article. “Presence and Purpose in the Canadian House of Commons: The Standing Committee on the Status of Women”, Parliamentary Affairs, 69(4) October 2016, 830-844.

Journal Article: “Building from the Ground Up: Funding the Infrastructure Deficit in Manitoba”, Manitoba Law Journal, 37(2), 2015, 399-423.

Contribution to Book. “Understanding Women in Manitoba Politics”, in Andrea Rounce and Jared Wesley eds., Disengaged? The 2011 Manitoba Election (Regina: Regina University Press, 2015), 153-175.

Contribution to Book. “Politics and Promise: A Feminist-Institutional Analysis of Policy Change and The Royal Commission on the Status of Women”, in Carolyn Johns and Greg Inwood, eds., Commissions of Inquiry and Policy Change: A Comparative Analysis. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), 70-87.

Contribution to Book. “Gender and Institutions of Multi-level Governance: Child Care and Social Policy Debates in Canada”, in Mona Lena Krook and Fiona Mackay, eds., Gender, Politics and Institutions: Towards a Feminist Institutionalism. (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 95-111.