Political Science at UWindsor

Dr. Cheryl Collier

Cheryl Collier

Associate Professor

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
  • Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (July 2021 – June 2026)

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.
  • 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.