Professor and Chair
Ph.D. – York University (political science)
M.A. –York University (political science)
B.A. – Huron University, Western (political science)
Tammy Findlay grew up in London, Ontario. She came to Halifax from Vancouver, British Columbia, where she did a post-doctoral fellowship in the College for Interdisciplinary Studies’ Human Early Learning Partnership at UBC. Before joining the faculty at the Mount, Dr. Findlay taught at York University, Trent University, and the University of Western Ontario in political science, women’s studies, social science and Canadian studies. She has also worked as a policy researcher for a national social policy organization.
Dr. Findlay teaches the Canadian Studies core courses, as well as courses in Political Studies and Women’s Studies.Professor Findlay’s research interests are in the areas of Canadian politics, gender and politics, gender and public policy, intersectionality, social policy, child care, community engagement, multilevel governance, and women’s representation. Dr. Findlay values interdisciplinary and community-based research that fosters social change, and has been involved in a variety of university and community service.She is currently working on several projects:1) Changing Public Engagement from the Ground (the Halifax section of Engendering Public Engagement, Democratizing Public Space)2) Child Care and Intersectionality: Building Social Policy Solidarity3) Kids In Communities Study (KICS), a collaboration with Australian researchers
Dr. Findlay has a new book coming out this year: Jacquetta Newman, Linda White, and Tammy Findlay. Women, Politics and Public Policy: The Political Struggles of Canadian Women, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/women-politics-and-public-policy-9780199025527?type=listing&lang=en&cc=in
Dr. Findlay’s other book, Femocratic Administration: Gender, Governance and Democracy in Ontario, is now available from the University of Toronto Press: