The Team

The MCP Project is directed by Professors Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka

Keith Banting is the Stauffer-Dunning Fellow in the School of Policy Studies and professor emeritus in the Department of Political Studies at Queen's University in Canada. His research focuses on the politics of social policy and the politics of multiculturalism. In the field of social policy, his books include The Welfare State and Canadian Federalism (MQUP 1987) and Inequality and the Fading of Redistributive Politics (UBC Press 2013). In the field of multiculturalism, his most recent book is The Strains of Commitment: The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies (OUP 2017), co-edited with Will Kymlicka. Previous books include. Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada (IRPP 2007), and Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies (OUP 2006). Professor Banting is a member of the Order of Canada and the Royal Society of Canada, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Stockholm University.

Will Kymlicka is the Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, where he has taught since 1998. His research interests focus on issues of democracy and diversity, and in particular on models of citizenship and social justice within multicultural societies. His books include Multicultural Citizenship (Oxford University Press, 1995) and Multicultural Odysseys (OUP, 2007). He is co-director, with Irene Bloemraad, of a CIFAR program on Boundaries, Membership and Belonging, which brings together leading social scientists and political and legal theorists to explore how the boundaries of social and political membership are drawn in the contemporary world, and whether we can re-draw these boundaries in a way that is more inclusive without losing solidarity and the possibility of collective action.

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We have also had the assistance of several excellent graduate students and postdocs over the years, including:

  • Lisa Vanhala (2004), who is currently full professor of Politics at University College, London.
  • Janique Dubois (2006), who is currently an associate professor of politics at the University of Ottawa.
  • Veldon Coburn (2011), now an assistant professor in the Institute of Indigenous Research and Studies at the University of Ottawa. 
  • Caroline Duvieusart-Déry (2011), who is now Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator in the Community Engaged Scholar Institute at the University of Guelph.
  • Erin Tolley (2011), now an associate professor of politics at Carleton University.
  • Adrienne Davidson (2020), now an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at McMaster University.
  • Stephen Larin (2020), Associate Director of the Centre for Studies in Democracy and Diversity and an assistant professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University.  
  • Daniel Westlake (2016 and 2020), now an assistant professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. 
  • Rebecca Wallace (2020), now an assistant professor of politics at St. Francis Xavier University.