Associate Professor, Sociology and Associate Dean, Social Sciences
LLM Constitutional Law, Osgoode Hall Law School
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 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.