Meghan Joy

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Her research explores the policy and politics of population ageing in urban areas; urban politics, policy, and theory; and changing relations between the state and non-profit organizations.

These topics of interest were combined in her doctoral thesis, which explored the politics of Age-Friendly Communities in the City of Toronto, with a focus on the changing roles and capacities of local government and non-profit organizations in a sociopolitical context of public sector restructuring. Megan is currently extending this research to other large cities in Canada.

She also continues to research policy trends such as social impact bonds and social innovation labs and their impact on the non-profit sector. Finally, she has an ongoing research agenda that explores ‘progressive’ urban politics.

Megan is interested in supervising graduate students on various topics related to urban politics and policy, ageing policy, and changing state-non-profit sector relations.