Linda White, University of Toronto

Associate Professor Political Science Toronto, Ontario lwhite@chass.utoronto.ca Office: (416) 978-3342

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Linda White is an Associate Professor of Political Science, and an Affiliate of the School of Public Policy and Governance and the Centre for the Study of the United States. Her areas of research include comparative social and family policy, particularly child care, early childhood education, and...

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Bio/Research

Linda White is an Associate Professor of Political Science, and an Affiliate of the School of Public Policy and Governance and the Centre for the Study of the United States. Her areas of research include comparative social and family policy, particularly child care, early childhood education, and maternity and parental leave; comparative welfare states; and Canadian politics, particularly federalism, law and public policy. Among her current endeavours is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded project analyzing the universal pre-kindergarten movement in Canada and the United States. She is the co-author with Jacquetta A. Newman of Women, Politics, and Public Policy: The Political Struggles of Canadian Women (Oxford U.P. Canada, 2006), and the co-editor with Richard Simeon, Robert Vipond, and Jennifer Wallner of The Comparative Turn in Canadian Politics (UBC PRESS, 2008). She has published extensively on comparative social policy in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, French Politics, Governance, International Journal of Constitutional Law, International Political Science Review, the Journal of European Public Policy, and the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. Professor White obtained her B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Victoria, her M.A. from QueenĂ­s University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.

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