Edana Beauvais is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University. Prior to joining SFU, she held various fellowships, including a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at Duke University, a Visiting Democracy Fellowship at the Ash Center, Harvard University, and a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, McGill University.
Her research focuses on how inequalities shape communication and action, leading to unequal political influence among different social group members. Her research areas include political communication, deliberation and democratic innovation, gender and politics, and racial, ethnic and settler-colonial politics. She is increasingly exploring the impact of digital communication technologies on communicative influence and democratic decision-making. Dr. Beauvais is interested in utilizing quantitative methods, specifically advancements in machine learning, scaling, and dimensional analysis, as well as experimental design. She contributes to the Department of Political Science and the new minor in Social Data Analytics at SFU through her teaching.