Leah Levac | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Leah Levac

Portrait of professor Leah Levac

Email: 
llevac@uoguelph.ca
Summary: 

My community-engaged research collaborations focus on the interplay between citizens – particularly young women and women in northern communities – and the framing and development of public policy.​

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About my research…

My community-engaged research collaborations focus on the interplay between citizens – particularly young women and women in northern communities – and the framing and development of public policy. With my partners, I work on: intersectionality, Indigeneity, and the politics of wellbeing and engagement in northern Canada and related to resource extraction; students’ development as engaged citizens and community-engaged scholars; and intersectionality and citizen engagement in policy development, particularly at the municipal level.

How my research improves life…

We are working to address the problem of the persistent exclusion and silencing of diverse knowledges and community expertise in public policy decisions.

Why choose U of G grad studies…

The University of Guelph offers a rich intellectual environment. The Political Science Department boasts a wide range of expertise, and the College of Social and Applied Human Science's innovative new interdisciplinary PhD in Social Practice and Transformational Change offers students the opportunity to combine diverse theoretical and methodological traditions in order to advance respectful, ethical scholarship.