(Ph.D. Political Science, Yale University, 1990)

School of Public Policy and Administration
Atkinson Faculty, York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto (Ontario) M3J IP3

Phone: (416) 736-2100, # 33482
E-mail: mcsmith@yorku.ca

Research interests

Miriam Smith’s areas of interest are Canadian and American politics, in particular, public policy, social movements, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movements in Canada. Her current research focuses on the comparative analysis of lesbian and gay human rights policies in Canada and the U.S. and the impact of recent legal changes in Canada on everyday understandings of rights in urban LGBT organizing in Toronto. She holds a SSHRC standard research grant (2005-08) and SSHRC’s 2006 Bora Laskin Fellowship in Human Rights for her work on LGBT politics.

Recent publications

Here a list of the recent publications of Miriam Smith on Homosexualities, vulnerability et resilience theme:

2007. "Activist Knowledges in Queer Politics,” Economy and Society 36: 2 (May 2007): pp. 295- 318. With John Grundy.

2007. "Framing Same-Sex Marriage in Canada and the United States: Goodridge, Halpern and the National Boundaries of Political Discourse,” Social and Legal Studies. 16: 1 (March 2007): pp. 5-26.

2005 “Diversity and Identity in the Nonprofit Sector: Lessons from LGBT Organizing in Toronto, Canada,” Social Policy & Administration 39: 5 (October): pp. 463-480.

2005 “The Politics of Multiscalar Citizenship: The Case of Lesbian and Gay Organizing in Canada,” Citizenship Studies 9: 4 (September): pp. 389-404. With John Grundy.

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