Associate Professor Erin Tolley

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Degrees: Ph.D., Queen’s University, M.A., University of Western Ontario, B.A. (High Honours), University of Saskatchewan


Office: MN 5158

Office Hours:  TBA

Erin Tolley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her research examines the impact of socio-demographic diversity on Canadian politics and political institutions. She is the author of Framed: Media and the Coverage of Race in Canadian Politics (UBC Press, 2016). Her current projects include an analysis of candidate recruitment and selection by Canada’s political parties, an experimental study of the impact of race and gender on vote choice, and an examination of media coverage of immigrants and refugees.  Her work has appeared in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Migration Policy Research; she is the author or co-author of 12 peer-reviewed book chapters, and the co-editor of five books. Dr. Tolley earned her PhD from Queen’s University where she was a Trudeau Foundation Scholar and SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholar. Prior to joining UofT, she was a researcher and policy analyst in the Department of Citizenship and Immigration.