Frances Widdowson, PhD
Coordinator - Political Science, Policy Studies
Frances Widdowson received an Honours B.A. and M.A. in political science at the University of Victoria, and a Ph.D. in political science from York University. She has taught at a number of universities in Ontario and the Maritimes, and worked for five years as a policy analyst for the Government of the Northwest Territories. Frances uses a political economy perspective in her research on aboriginal and environmental policy, as well as the politics of religion. Her most recent publication (co-written with Albert Howard), Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation, was short-listed for the Donner Prize. She is currently working on another book (also with Albert Howard) on the social effects of religion. Click here for Widdowson's blog titled "Offended by Offence: Frances Widdowson's Blog"