IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor: Sylvia Bashevkin

March 2014

Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin, University of Toronto

Sylvia Bashevkin is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Internationally recognized for her research contributions in the field of women and politics, Bashevkin served in 1993-4 as President of the Canadian Political Science Association and in 2003-4 as President of the Women and Politics Research Section of the American Political Science Association. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Sylvia Bashevkin is the author of Women, Power, Politics: The Hidden Story of Canada’s Unfinished Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2009), Tales of Two Cities: Women and Municipal Restructuring in London and Toronto (UBC Press, 2006); Welfare Hot Buttons: Women, Work and Social Policy Reform (University of Toronto Press and University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002); Women on the Defensive: Living Through Conservative Times (University of Chicago Press and University of Toronto Press, 1998); Toeing the Lines: Women and Party Politics in English Canada (2nd ed., Oxford University Press, 1993); True Patriot Love: The Politics of Canadian Nationalism (Oxford University Press, 1991); and Toeing the Lines: Women and Party Politics in English Canada (University of Toronto Press, 1985), as well as journal articles in Comparative Political Studies, British Journal of Political Science, International Political Science Review, Canadian Journal of Political Science, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research and other outlets, plus chapters in internationally influential books including Women and Politics Worldwide and Comparing Democracies.

She is the editor of Opening Doors Wider: Women’s Political Engagement in Canada (UBC Press, 2009); Women’s Work is Never Done: Comparative Studies in Caregiving, Employment and Social Policy Reform (Routledge, 2002); Women and Politics in Western Europe (Frank Cass, 1985); and Canadian Political Behaviour: Introductory Readings (Nelson, 1985).

During her visit to Bristol, Dr. Bashevkin will be giving the following lectures, seminars and workshops:

Read Dr. Bashevkin's blog post on the Bristol IAS & WUN Visitors' Blog and the Bristol Policy Blog.


For more information about Dr. Bashevkin's visit, please contact Professor Sarah Childs.