Janine Brodie: Contemporary Inequalities and Social Justice in Canada

In the wake of the 2008 economic crisis, income uncertainty, rising wealth disparities, and exclusionist policies have become the new normal. In Contemporary Inequalities and Social Justice in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2018), 2010 Foundation fellow Janine Brodie curated the work of renowned social scientists Alexa Degagné, Judy Fudge, Grace-Edward Galabuzi, Hayden King, Judy Rebick, David Robichaud, Meenal Shrivastava, and Malinda Smith. Together, they approached social justice from the perspectives of race, youth, precarious workers, Indigenous peoples, and the LGBTQ community, emphasizing different ways of thinking about and addressing contemporary social inequalities and insecurities in Canada. Ultimately, Brodie argued that those “spaces of in-between-ness” created by crises “call for a renewed and expansive social justice agenda.”


Janine Brodie is a 2010 Foundation fellow, a distinguished professor at the University of Alberta, and the Canada Research Chair in Political Economy and Social Governance. Browse the book here and order it here.

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Janine Brodie

  • Alumni
  • Fellow 2010
She endeavours to identify the tools that will effectively reduce poverty and social inequalities at both local and national levels.