Academic CV

Education

PhD, Political Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, October 2017

  • Supervisor: Dr. Dennis Pilon
  • Dissertation Title: ‘Growth Management and Regional Government: How an Interpretive Approach Can Explain Politicians’ Commitment to Smart Growth Policies in Waterloo Region, Ontario’
  • Fields of research: Local and Urban Politics, Canadian Politics, Political Theory
  • All degree requirements complete June 2017; expected convocation October 2017

Master of Arts, Political Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario,
2008

  • Supervisor: Dr. Eleanor MacDonald
  • Master’s Research Project Title: ‘Pedagogy, Practice, and Privilege: An Exploration of Privilege in Anti-Oppression Education’
  • Fields of research: Political Theory, Gender and Politics

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Political Science, Minor in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 2007

  • Senior Honours Essay Supervisor: Dr. Richard Nutbrown
  • Senior Honours Essay Title: ‘Sexual Discourse: Same-Sex Sexual Experience and its Implications for Power’

Awards and Fellowships

2011-2014    Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship ($105 000)
2011-2012    Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined) ($15 000)
2010-2011    Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15 000)
2007-2008    Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15 000)
2007-2008    Balsillie Fellowship, University of Waterloo (declined) ($15 000)
2006-2007    Robin K. Banks Scholarship, University of Waterloo ($500)
2005-2006    John E. Kersell Scholarship in Political Science, University of Waterloo ($300)

Scholarly Publications

Peer-reviewed Research Papers:

Daley, Kate M. 2015. “Having, Being, and Doing Privilege: Three Lenses for Focusing on Goals in Feminist Classrooms.” Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice 37 (1): 176–86. http://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/article/view/2855

Daley, Kate M. 2013. “Crafty Entanglements: Knitting and Hard Distinctions in Aesthetics and Political Theory.” Contemporary Aesthetics 11 (January 14). http://www.contempaesthetics.org/newvolume/pages/article.php?articleID=664.

Additional Scholarly Publications:

Kate M. Daley. 2016. “Review of ‘Politics of Urbanism: Seeing Like a City.’” Canadian Journal of Political Science 48(3), pp. 732-733. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0008423915000591

Daley, Kate M. 2014. “Revolting Comfort: Meeting the Shadow’s Gaze.” Critical Studies on Security 2(2), pp. 228-231.

Conference Presentations

Roundtable: “The 2014 Ontario Municipal Elections Outside of Toronto,” Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, June 2015.

Paper Presentation: “Rural and urban Canada institutionalised: The politics of growth management and the creation of the Region of Waterloo,” Contesting Canada’s Future, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, May 2015.

Panel Presentation: “Making Space for the Unexpected: Knitting in Formal Spaces as Disciplinary Critique,” Innovative Panel on Art As Subject, Art As Method, International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario, February 2015.

Paper Presentation: ‘The Good Fight and the Usual Suspects: A Case Study of Community Transit Advocacy,’ Workshop on The Diverse and Just City, Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, May 2014.

Paper Presentation: ‘In Intersectionality’s Shadow: Tracing Feminist Theories of Privilege,’ Workshop on Intersectionality in Austere Times, Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, May 2014.

Paper Presentation: ‘Never Sure: Indigenous Ways of Knowing and the Settler Scholar,’ International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario, March 2014.

Paper Presentation: ‘I Think/I Feel: Contextualising Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Love in Political Science Education,’ Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, June 2013.

Paper Presentation: ‘Beyond Other Animals: Haraway’s When Species Meet and Privilege within Feminism(s),’ Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, June 2013.

Paper Presentation: ‘Authenticity as Edge: Feminist Autoethnography and Lindqvist’s Exterminate all the Brutes,’ Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes Annual Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, June 2013.

Paper Presentation: ‘Through a Glass, Darkly: The Opacity of the Authentic in Autoethnography and Fiction,’ Panel on Narrative as Politics: Reflections on the Place of Voice in International Relations, Twentieth Annual York Centre for International and Security Studies Conference, York University, Toronto, Ontario, March 2013.

Paper Presentation: ‘Final Vocabularies: Richard Rorty, Feminism, and Privilege,” Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association Conference, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, October 2012.

Paper Presentation: ‘Having, Being, and Doing: The Importance of Privilege in Anti-Oppression Education,’10th Annual Feminist Research Group Conference, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, May 2009.

Selected Public Presentations

Presentation: “Responding to the Politics of Growth Management: Our Experience with Smart Growth Waterloo Region,” Smart Growth: Reconnections Forum, Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition/Ontario Smart Growth Network, Toronto, Ontario, October 2015.

Panel: “How to Run Your Campaign,” Women’s Municipal Campaign School, Waterloo, Ontario, March 2014.

Panel: “Smartening Up Growth in Waterloo Region,” presented by Environmental Defence, Smart Growth Waterloo Region, and the Grand River Environmental Network (GREN), Kitchener, Ontario, December 2013.

Public Lecture: ‘Identity, Oppression, and the Classroom: Privilege in Anti-Oppression Education and Why We Should Care,’ Pride Week, GLOW: The Queer and Questioning Community Centre, University of Waterloo, October 2008.

Invited Academic Blog Posts

Daley, Kate M. “Fear and Honesty: On Reconciling Theory and Voice, in Two Parts.” Methodology and Narrative Forum curated by Elizabeth Dauphinee, The Disorder Of Things, March 13, 2013. http://thedisorderofthings.com/2013/03/13/fear-and-honesty-on-reconciling-theory-and-voice-in-two-parts/.

Research Experience

Research Assistant, Department of Political Science, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, August 2016 – June 2017

  • Research assistant for Dr. Zachary Spicer for his SSHRC Insight Development Grant project on “Building a Research Community: Connecting Theory and Practice in the Study of Inter-Municipal Cooperation in Canada”

Research Associate, Educational Policy Institute Canada, Toronto, Ontario, December 2008 – May 2009

  • Worked on a project for the Construction Sector Council on the ‘State of Women in Construction in Canada’ and on 3 projects for 2 post-secondary institutions
  • Conducted 26 interviews, recruited participants, transcribed focus groups, designed and/or analysed surveys, and collaboratively wrote interim research reports for funders on behalf of clients

Research Assistant, Department of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, Ontario, August 2006

  • Researched federal and provincial government involvement in sexual health education curricula for Dr. B.J. Rye
  • Created background paper entitled ‘Jurisdiction, Power, and Education Policy in Canada’

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, September 2010 – April 2016

  • Responsibilities include designing and running tutorial sessions, evaluating essays, exams, and participation, and providing guidance to students

Courses:

  • POLS 1000: Introduction to Politics (Fall 2015 – Winter 2016)
  • POLS 1090: Introduction to Business, Government, and Society (Winter 2014)
  • POLS 2910: Canadian Democracy in a North American Context (Fall 2012 – Winter 2013)
  • POLS 1090: Introduction to Business, Government, and Society (Winter 2012)
  • POLS 1000: Introduction to Politics (Fall 2010 – Winter 2011)

Mentor, Professional Development for Engineering Students, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, September 2009 – August 2010

  • Full-time staff position assisting students and marking assignments for online professional development courses required for undergraduate engineering
  • Reviewed course materials and staff training materials and provided recommendations for changes to course instructors and supervisors; assisted Lead Mentors with coordination

Courses:

  • PDENG 45: Leadership (Spring 2010)
  • PDENG 45: Leadership (Winter 2010)
  • PDENG 35: Responsibility (Fall 2009)

Volunteer Facilitator, Diversity in Professional Engineering, Office of Conflict Management and Human Rights, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, November 2009

  • Facilitated small group discussions in large first-year Engineering classes on diversity, harassment, prejudice, and respect

Teaching Assistant, POLS 110: Introduction to Politics and Government, Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Fall 2007 and Winter 2008

  • Led tutorial discussions on controversial topics chosen by students, marked essays and exams, provided guidance to students, and organized and executed student federalism simulation

Teaching Professional Development

Co-Presenter, TA Day 2014, Department of Political Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, September 2014

  • Planned structure and broad content for department’s annual 5-hour training day for teaching assistants with the department’s undergraduate chair
  • Designed and delivered sessions on running tutorials, identifying plagiarism, office hours, and teaching reading and writing

Teaching Assistant Certificate in Teaching (TACT), York University Teaching Commons, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Winter 2014

  • Accredited by the Staff and Educational Development Association (UK)

 Record of Completion Certificate, York University Teaching Commons, York University, Toronto, Ontario, May 2013

‘Scholarship’ and ‘Practical Experience’ Certificates,  Certificate Program in Teaching and Learning for Teaching Assistants, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, July 2008

Selected Op Ed Pieces

Mike Boos, Kate Daley, and Kevin Thomason. “Smart Growth Is the Fiscally Responsible Option.” Waterloo Region Record, June 15, 2015.

Boos, Mike, Kate Daley, and Kevin Thomason. “Balancing Growing up and Growing out.” Waterloo Region Record, September 14, 2013.

Mollision, Tim, and Kate Daley. “LRT on Track to Benefit Waterloo.” Financial Post, December 8, 2011.

Daley, Kate. “Without the Right Questions, Transit Plan Could Fail.” Waterloo Region Record, April 11, 2011.

Academic Professional Service

Graduate Student Field Representative, Political Theory, Department of Political Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario, September 2012 – August 2014

Member, Undergraduate Essay Prize Committee, Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF, a national scholarly association), February 2014 – June 2014

Graduate Student Representative, Appointments and Staffing Committee, Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, September 2007 – August 2008

Master of Arts Representative, Departmental Monthly Meeting, Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, February 2008 – August 2008

Arts Undergraduate Senator, University Senate, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, May 2006 – April 2007

Student Representative, Senate Undergraduate Council, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, May 2006 – April 2007

Community Involvement

Steering Committee Member, Ontario Smart Growth Network, Toronto, Ontario, September 2015 – Present

Campaign Manager, Re-Elect Jeff Henry for Waterloo Ward 6 (Central-Columbia), Waterloo, Ontario, January 2014 – October 2014

Co-Founder, Smart Growth Waterloo Region, Waterloo, Ontario, March 2013 – Present

Director and Secretary, Community CarShare, Kitchener, Ontario, October 2011 – July 2012

Compliance and Finance Officer, Jeff Henry for Waterloo City Council in Ward 6 (Central-Columbia), Waterloo, Ontario, April 2010 – October 2010

Director, Community Justice Initiatives, Kitchener, Ontario, September 2009 – March 2010

Community Editorial Board Member, The Waterloo Region Record, Kitchener, Ontario, January 2009 – December 2009

Senior Reviewer, Esurio: Journal of Hunger and Poverty, Ontario Association of Food Banks, Toronto, Ontario, January 2009 – August 2010

Resource Centre Volunteer, Sexual Health Resource Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, May 2008 – August 2008

Founder and Member of the Board, Arts Endowment Foundation, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, May 2006 – April 2007

Director, Federation of Students, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, May 2006 – April 2007

Student Councillor, Federation of Students, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, May 2005 – April 2007