Dr. Janet Conway has been a faculty member of the Department of Politics and School of Public Administration at Ryerson University since August 2002. Janet is also accredited in the Graduate Program in Communication and Culture. Professor Conway’s area of research and specialization is contemporary social movements. She is the author of a recent book, Identity, Place, Knowledge: Social Movements Contesting Globalization, and is the recipient of a three-year SSHRC Standard Research Grant for a project entitled “The World Social Forum: Towards a New Democratic Imaginary.” In the last year, this project has taken her to India, Brazil and Ecuador.
Before coming to Ryerson, Janet Conway was Program Director at the Social Planning Council of Metro Toronto. She is a long-time social justice activist and a founder of the Toronto-based Metro Network for Social Justice. Since coming to Ryerson, she has collaborated closely with Judy Rebick in her capacity as the Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy in convening the Toronto Social Forum (www.torontosocialforum.ca).