Olena Hankivsky



Dr. Olena Hankivsky (Professor) B.A. (Toronto), M.A. PhD (Western Ontario) specializes in public policy and political theory and has a particular interest in gender, intersectionality, and social and health policy.

Dr. Hankivsky is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Gender and Health Research Chair and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Senior Scholar.

She is the editor of Health Inequities in Canada: Intersectional Frameworks and Practices (2011, UBC Press), and co-editor of Women's Health in Canada: Critical Perspectives on Theory and Policy (2007, University of Toronto Press) and Gender, Politics and the State in Ukraine (University of Toronto Press). She is also the author of Social Policy and the Ethic of Care (2004, University of British Columbia Press) and co-author of The Dome of Silence: Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sport (2000, Fernwood & Zed Publications). Dr. Hankivsky's research has been published in journals such as Journal of Health and Social Policy, Critical Social Policy, International Journal of Health Services, Canadian Public Policy, International Journal for Equity and Health, and Social Science and Medicine (for which she is co-editor of a Special Issue on Gender and Health, forthcoming 2012).

In 2008-2010 Dr. Hankivsky was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University's Centre for the Study of Social Inequities in Health (Mailman School of Public Health) where she established a Canada-USA gender and health research group. She is also a Research Associate at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She regularly consults with government, including internationally, on gender and diversity analyses in public policy and health reform. She has held various academic appointments at the University of Western Ontario and the University of British Columbia, including a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.


PLCY812 Special Topics - Inequity and Public Policy