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Kristen Pue

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kristen Pue was a postdoctoral fellow in philanthropy and nonprofit studies at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration in Ottawa, with a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto. Kristen is interested in understanding the role of nonprofits in social and environmental policy, including how and under what conditions the involvement of nonprofits can enhance objectives like equality. Kristen’s dissertation examines the nonprofitization of the welfare state in homelessness and emergency management policies in Canada and the United Kingdom. It argues that there is no necessary relationship between the level of nonprofitization and the scope of social care; however, the choices that governments make in institutionalizing nonprofit social welfare provision can make a difference for the long-run trajectory of service expansiveness. In her postdoctoral research, Kristen is examining local homelessness funding networks in Canadian cities, as well as advocacy and democracy promotion by homeless shelter nonprofits.