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Anna Kopec

Public policy; inequality; comparative public policy; policy design; political participation
Office:5123 Richcraft Hall

Assistant Professor

Brief Biography

Bachelor of Arts (University of Alberta)

MA in Political Science and International Development (University of Guelph)

PhD in Political Science (University of Toronto)

Anna Kopec’s scholarly agenda examines the relationship between political participation and public policy among marginalized populations in Western welfare states. How do policy designs influence the political agency of vulnerable groups, and how in turn do such groups participate to bring about changes to the policies and systems they interact with? This comparative work focuses on populations experiencing homelessness. A secondary research agenda examines intersectionality and homelessness, with a consideration of how policies and services individuals access influence how certain communities participate.


SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2019-2022

Mitacs Globalink Research Award, 2019-2020

Journal Articles

Hughes, S., Dick, A. & Kopec, A. (2021). “Municipal Takeovers: Examining State Discretion and Local Impacts in Michigan”. State and Local Government Review, 0(0), 1-25.

Kopec, A. & Sheldrick, B. (2020). “The Adoption of Open Government by Local Governments in Canada: Obstacles and Possibilities”. Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 29(1), 70-93.

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