Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Rebecca Wallace

PhD Candidate
MA Political Studies (Queen’s University); BA (Honours)

Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Fax:  (613) 533-6848
r.wallace@queensu.ca

Supervisor: Elizabeth Goodyear-GrantKeith Banting

 

Research Interests

Canadian politics; political behavior; political communication; media and politics; public opinion; social policy; gender and politics

Brief Biography

Rebecca Wallace is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. She has a BAH (with distinction) and an MA in Political Studies from Queen’s University. Rebecca’s research focuses on Canadian politics, broadly examining welfare chauvinism toward different racial minority groups and its manifestation in Canadian news media. Rebecca is a doctoral fellow at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations and a research assistant for the Canadian Opinion Research Archive. Her primary research interests include Canadian social policy, political behaviour, and political communication. Rebecca holds a Joseph Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (2016-2019).

Select Publications

Rebecca Wallace. 2018. “Contextualizing the Crisis: The Framing of Syrian Refugees in Canadian Print Media.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 51(2): 207-231.

Rebecca Wallace. Forthcoming. “Support, Subsidies, and Silenced Storylines: The Framing of Mothers on Welfare in Canadian Print News, 1990-2015.” Thriving Mothers/Depriving Mothers: Mothering and Welfare, eds. Karine Levasseur, Stephanie Paterson, and Lorna Turnbull. Demeter Press.

Marin Beck, Bailey Gerrits, Alexandra Liebich, and Rebecca Wallace (Eds.). 2017. Perspectives on the Politics of Borders and Belonging at Home and Abroad. Centre for International and Defence Policy, Queen’s University. Martello Paper Series.

Select Awards

  • 2016-2019      Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Award ($35,000/year), Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2016-2018      Tamara Gordon Scholarship ($3,000/year), Tamara Gordon Foundation
  • 2016-2017      Canadian Japanese Mennonite Scholarship for Research on Rights ($2,000), Mennonite Central Committee Canada
  • 2016-2017      Frank Algar Memorial Scholarship ($1,000), Canadian Hard of Hearing Association
  • 2015-2016      R.S. McLaughlin Fellowship ($10,000), Queen’s University, School of Graduate Studies
  • 2014-2016      Queen’s Graduate Award ($10,000/year), Queen’s University, School of Graduate Studies
  • 2009-2013      Chernoff Family Scholarship ($12,000/year), Queen’s University, Major Entrance Awards

Select Conference Presentations

Amanda Bittner, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, and Rebecca Wallace. 2018. “In the Eyes of the Beholder: Understanding What Gender Really Is.” Gender Diversity in Survey Research Workshop. University of Gothenburg. Gothenburg, Sweden. June 11-12.

Rebecca Wallace. 2018. “Decoding Deservingness Cues: News Media on Welfare in Canada, 1990-2015.” Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. Regina, SK. May 30-31.

Allison Harell, Keith Banting, Will Kymlicka, and Rebecca Wallace. 2018. “Shared Membership Beyond National Identity: Deservingness and Solidarity in Diverse Societies.” Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. Regina, SK. May 30-31.

Rebecca Wallace. 2017. “Resenting Redistribution: Exploring Narratives of Deservingness Toward Racialized Recipients of Welfare in Canadian News Media.” Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, USA. November 9-11.

Amanda Bittner, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, and Rebecca Wallace. 2017. “In the Eyes of the Beholder: Understanding What Gender Really Is.” New Research on Gender in Political Psychology. Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. October 22-24.

Keith Banting, Will Kymlicka, Allison Harell, and Rebecca Wallace. 2017. “Liberal Nationalism, Deservingness Judgments and Solidarity in Diverse Societies.” National Values and Social Cohesion. Centre for Advanced Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen. Copenhagen, Denmark. October 4-6.

Rebecca Wallace. 2017. “Decoding Deservingness: Race-Conditional Welfare Chauvinism in Canadian News Media.” Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. Ryerson University. Toronto, ON. May 30-June 1.