Political Science at UWindsor

Dr. Cheryl Collier

Cheryl Collier

Associate Professor

Co-Director, Health Research Centre for the Study of Violence Against Women

Email: ccollier@uwindsor.ca
Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2351
Office: Chrysler Hall North 1141


  • Bachelor of Journalism, Carleton University 1993
  • Master of Arts, Canadian Studies, Carleton University 1995
  • PhD. Political Science (Canadian and Comparative Politics), University of Toronto 2006
  • Acting Associate Vice-President Academic, University of Windsor – 2018-2020 – not teaching during this time frame.

Women, gender and politics, social movements, federalism, provincial politics (Ontario and Western Canada), public policy analysis and comparative social policy, child care policy, anti-violence against women policy, violence against women in politics.

Current research –

  1. Partnership Engage SSHRC funded project 2017-2018 – Violence against women in politics: building knowledge and networks to improve gender equality in

Canada's legislatures – Co-investigator.  Dr. Tracey Raney (Ryerson) PI, Community partner – Equal Voice Canada .

  1. Insight Grant SSHRC funded project 2018-2022 – Gendering Canada’s legislatures – a comparative examination of federal, provincial and territorial efforts to combat sexism and sexual harassment in politics – Cheryl Collier PI, Dr. Tracey Raney (Ryerson) Co-investigator.
  2. Co-edited book project – 2019 publication date – Gender, diversity and federalism – co-editors Jill Vickers, Joan Grace and Cheryl Collier – publisher – Edward Elgar Publishers, United Kingdom, International Handbooks on Gender series.
  3. Co-authored study – Ministerial Resignations in the Era of Televised Parliament and the Permanent Campaign, 1977-2018, with J.P. Lewis (UNB) – paper presented to the CPSA annual meetings – Regina, Saskatchewan, May/June 2018.
  • POLS 1000  Introduction to Canadian Government and Politics
  • POLS 2750  Research Methods in Political Science
  • POLS 3090  Canadian Provincial Government
  • POLS 2010  Current Issues in Canadian Politics
  • POLS 2110  Women and Politics (Cross-Listed with Women Studies)
  • POLS 4120  Canadian Federalism
  • POLS 8200  Federalism in Canada

Dr. Collier, recipient of the 2013 Kathleen McCrone Teaching Award, presented by Dr. McCrone.

Dr. Collier was also the recipient of the 2013 Kathleen McCrone Teaching Award, presented in December 2013 by Dr. McCrone herself and sponsored by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

  • Collier, Cheryl N.; Malloy, Jonathan, The Politics of Ontario, 351, University of Toronto Press, 2017, January, Book.
  • Collier, Cheryl N.; Dobowolsky, Alexandra; MacDonald, Fiona; Raney, Tracey; Dufour, Pascale, Finding Feminism(s)in Canadian Political Science Scholarship: Diversity and Resistance in an Era of Global Uncertainty, Canadian Journal of Political Science, 50(2), 403-410, 2017, June.
  • Collier, Cheryl N., A Path Well Travelled or Hope on the Horizon? Women, Gender and Politics in Ontario, The Politics of Ontario, 209-228, University of Toronto Press, 2017, Editor(s) - Collier, Cheryl N.; Malloy, Jonathan, January.
  • Collier, Cheryl N., Not Quite the Death of Organized Feminism in Canada: Understanding the Demise of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Canadian Political Science Review, 8(2), 17-33, 2014, December.
  • Collier, Cheryl, N., Feminist and Gender-Neutral Frames in Contemporary Child Care and Anti-Violence Policy Debates in Canada, Politics and Gender, 8(3), 283-303, 2012, September.
  • Collier, Cheryl, N., Is Canada Ready for a New Universal Social Program? Comparing the Cases of Universal Medicare in the 1960s and 'Universal' Child Care in the New Millennium, The Case for Centralized Federalism,137-173, University of Ottawa Press, 2010, Editor(s) - Gordon DiGiacomo, Maryantonett Flumian, Governance Series; Federalism Redux Project, August.
  • Collier, Cheryl, N..; Mahon, Rianne., Navigating the Shoals of Canadian Federalism: Child Care Policy, Federalism, Feminism and Multi-Level Governance, 51-66, Ashgate, 2010, Editor(s) - Melissa Haussman, Marian Sawer, Jill Vickers, Gender in a Global/Local World, August.
  • Collier, Cheryl, N., Violence against Women or Violence against 'People'? Neo-liberalism, 'Post-neoliberalism', and Anti-Violence Policy in Ontario and British Columbia, Women & Public Policy in Canada: Neo-liberalism and After?,166 - 186, Oxford University Press, 2009, Editor(s) - Dobrowolsky, Alexandra, Don Mills, Ontario, May.
  • Collier, Cheryl, N.; Mahon, Rianne., One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Child Care Policy from Martin to Harper,How Ottawa Spends: A More Orderly Federalism? 2008/09, 110 - 133, McGill-Queens University Press, 2008, Editor(s) - Maslove, Allan M., Montreal and Kingston, August.
  • Collier, Cheryl, N., Neoliberalism and Violence against Women: Can Retrenchment Convergence Explain the Path of Provincial Anti-Violence Policy, 1985-2005, Canadian Journal of Political Science, 41(1), 19-42, 2008, March.
  • Collier, Cheryl, N., Working with Parties: Success and Failure of Child Care Advocates in British Columbia and Ontario in the 1990s, Changing Child Care: Five Decades of Child Care Advocacy and Policy in Canada, 117 - 131,Fernwood Publishing, 2001, Editor(s) - Prentice, Susan, Halifax.