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BA 2017, Political Science/Geography
UBC Political Science graduate Edana Beauvais was recently welcomed as a new assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University. Her research focuses on racial & settler-colonial politics, gender & politics, and political communication & democratic innovation.
UBC Political Science alumna Grace Lore plans to leverage her expertise and passion for gender equity and intersectional feminism to tackle her mandate as a BC NDP MLA and the parliamentary secretary on gender equity.
Ken Opalo talks with Alan Jacobs and Yang Yang Zhou about how strong legislatures emerge and what causes strong legislatures to emerge. Opalo's latest book centres on the comparison of Kenya and Zambia -- two countries that democratized in the early 1990s, shifting from single-party to multi-party rule.