Canadian Political Science Association shortlists work by U of T political scientists

May 5, 2010

An article by Professor Sylvia Bashevkin and a book by Kristin Good have been shortlisted for prizes by the Canadian Political Science Association.

Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin, Professor of Political Science, has been shortlisted for the 2010 John McMeneny Prize for her article, “Party Talk: Assessing the Feminist Rhetoric of Women Leadership Candidates in Canada,” published in the June 2009 volume of them Canadian Journal of Political Science. This article provided a remarkable narrative of the rhetorical and practical development of feminism in Canadian political parties over the last forty years, displaying Bashevkin’s command of theoretical and substantive elements of gender politics and the workings of political parties.

Dr. Kristin Good, who completed her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and is now Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University, has been shortlisted for two awards: the 2010 CPSA Prize in Comparative Politics and the 2010 Donald Smiley Award, both for her book Municipalities and Multiculturalism: The Politics of Immigration in Toronto and Vancouver. This book, which is based on her thesis, combines critical questioning of multiculturalism with an in-depth examination of integration and accommodation policies in eight communities in two major Canadian metropolitan areas. This well-documented, well-written work will function as both a course textbook on local politics and will find a wide readership among all who are interested in the question of immigration.

The award winners will be announced on June 2.