Political Science | Sandra Ignagni

Sandra Ignagni


Sandra Ignagni holds a B.A. and M.A. in Canadian Studies and Aboriginal Studies (Trent University) and a Ph.D. in Political Science (York University). Her research examines the gendered treatment of work/life conflict (what she calls ‘work/work conflict’—the tension between paid and unpaid work) in Canadian law and policy since the 1950s. She has presented the results of this research at several international conferences. She is the recipient of the 2008 Karen Davies Memorial Award, administered by the British journal Gender, Work and Organization, and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship.

Research Interests

Canadian public policy; Canadian employment law in comparative perspective; Canadian political economy (especially feminist approaches); labour relations in Canada; federal and provincial health policy (especially in BC, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, with a focus on health promotion and sustainability of health programs); women’s labour organizing in resource-dependent coastal communities.