Kate Bezanson

Associate Professor, Sociology

Office: STH 418
905-688-5550 x3458
kbezanson@brocku.ca
socichair@brocku.ca

Education:
LLM Constitutional Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2019
PhD, York University
MA, York University
BA, Trent University

Kate Bezanson is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, and Associate Dean of Social Sciences at Brock University.  Dr. Bezanson specializes and advises in the areas of political economy, gender, social reproduction, federalism, and social/family/labour market policy.  She also recently completed an LLM in Constitutional Law.  Dr. Bezanson serves as a University Senator, is the Chair of the Senate Student Appeals Board, and is on the editorial boards of the Canadian Review of Social Policy and the Canadian Review of Sociology.  Her current policy related research involves assessments of gender, social policy architecture, taxation, parental and other leaves, and child care.  Her legal research interests centre on public law, particularly in relation to policy, federalism and Charter equality issues.  Dr. Bezanson also has training in dispute resolution (legal and managerial).  An avid runner and self-described policy nerd, she lives in St. Catharines, Ontario with her partner and two sons.