Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Anne Lachance

Anne Lachance Doctoral Candidate
MSc (Montreal); BSc (Montreal)

Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C307



Brief Biography

Anne Lachance is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of political studies at Queen’s University. She received her B.A. and her M.A. from Université de Montréal. Her Master’s thesis, written under the supervision of Dr. Jane Jenson, won the 2014 Brigitte-Schroeder Prize for Best Master’s thesis in political science. It focused on the 1990s reforms of education and healthcare in Sweden and the effects of these reforms on equality of opportunity. At Queen’s, Anne’s doctoral research examines the most important trend in the evolution of education systems across advanced democracies: the introduction of school choice. Her project is co-supervised by Dr. Keith Banting and Dr. Grant Amyot, and supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Recent Publications and Presentations

Lachance, Anne. “Research Design Sessions: School Choice, Equality of Opportunity, and the Politics of Education in Advanced Democracies,” Institute in Qualitative and Multi-Methods Research, Syracuse University, June 23rd, 2016.

Lachance, Anne. 2016. "School Choice and the Politics of Education in Advanced Democracies,” The Politics of Borders and Belonging at Home and Abroad, Queen's University, May 6th, 2016.

Lachance, Anne. 2016. “The Politics of Education Reforms in Sweden,” Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium of Education: Creating Connections, Building Bridges, February 26th, 2016.

Lachance, Anne. 2014. [Book Review of L’invention du bénévolat : genèse et institution de l’action bénévole au Québec. Éric Gagnon et al., Presses de l’Université Laval, Québec, 2013, 240 pages]. Revue Canadienne de Science politique 47 (3) : 631-633.

Lachance, Anne. « La fin du modèle suédois ? Étude des réformes des politiques d’éducation et de santé », Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Governance, November 11th, 2013.


Joseph-Armand-Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship 2016-2019 ($105 000)

Fonds de recherche du Québec en Sciences et Culture 2016-2019 ($60 000, declined)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2015-2016 ($15,000)

Queen's Graduate Award 2014-2015 ($18,000)

Brigitte-Schroeder Prize 2014 for best Master's thesis in political science at Université de Montréal ($1000)

Dean’s Honour List, Université de Montréal, 2009-2014

Exchange Studies Award 2010-2011 ($8000)

Entrance Scholarship, Université de Montréal 2009-2010 ($3000)


POLS211 – Canadian Government (Fall 2014, TA)

POLS242 – Comparative Politics: Contemporary Regimes (Winter 2015, TA)

POLS110 – Introduction to Politics (Fall 2015, Winter 2016, TA)