New faculty

Dr. Edana Beauvais joins the Department of Political Science as an assistant professor

November 20, 2020
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The Department of Political Science welcomed assistant professor Edana Beauvais to its faculty on November 1st, 2020.

Before coming to SFU, Beauvais was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University. She also previously held a Visiting Democracy Fellowship at Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

At SFU, Beauvais’s teaching focus is on political communication or media and politics, with an emphasis on big data.

In the spring 2021 semester, Beauvais will teach POL 315, Intermediate Quantitative Methods and POL 390, Data Visualization and Political Analysis. Both courses are part of the social data analytics minor program and will offer students a chance to develop practical quantitative skills that are in high demand in the labour market.

A proud Vancouverite, who holds master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of British Columbia, Beauvais is happy to return to Canada after spending time in the United States.

“I can’t express how glad I am to return to Vancouver,” she says. “The United States is having a lot of issues these days, and I found it very stressful to be a foreign visa-holder during the Trump presidency.”