Political equality is a basic democratic principle, and its realization demands we attend to the misogyny, racism, and discrimination that shape institutions. As Canada Research Chair in Gender, Race, and Inclusive Politics, Dr. Erin Tolley is exploring how to create institutions that are more representative of Canadian society.
Using a multi-method and collaborative research approach, Tolley and her research team are developing new ways to measure and explain the underrepresentation of diversity in politics. They are also generating new knowledge on the structures and processes that support increased inclusion. The objective is to develop research-driven responses to political inequality, while building infrastructure to train and support a new, more diverse generation of social scientists.