Marjorie Griffin Cohen

PROFESSOR   (retired as of September 1, 2015)

B.A.  (Iowa Wesleyan College)
M.A.  (New York University) 
Ph.D. (York University)


Marjorie Griffin Cohen has written extensively in the areas of political economy and public policy with special emphasis on issues concerning, the Canadian economy, women, labour, electricity deregulation, energy and the environment, and international trade agreements.  She was the principle investigator of a five year SSHRC Community-University Research Alliance Grant (CURA).  This project (called the Economic Security Project) focused on the study of the impact of government policies on vulnerable populations and how to construct policy to meet the needs of these people.

Her most recent books are Public Policy for Women and Remapping Gender in the New Global Order.  Professor Cohen was a director of NewGrade Energy (Sask) and has served on several boards and commissions in British Columbia including the B.C. Industrial Inquiry Commission on the Fisheries; Board of Directors of B.C. Hydro; Board of Directors of B.C. Power Exchange.  She was also instrumental in establishing the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in B.C., was its first Chair, and is on its Board of Directors.  She currently is involved in two research projects related to global warming and gender and a project on the gender and economic crises.