Livianna Stephanie Tossutti

Faculty of Social Sciences

Livianna Stephanie Tossutti

Associate Professor, specializing in Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics and Methods
Phone: 905-688-5550 ext. 5005
Office: PL335

PhD (University of Toronto), MA (University of Windsor), Bachelor of Journalism (Carleton University)

Research and Graduate Supervisory Interests
Political and civic engagement; immigration and integration policies; political representation of immigrants, visible minorities, youths. 

Research Grants In Past 5 Years

  •  2010: Citizenship and Immigration Canada (Ontario) ($146,793.36), “The Welcoming Communities: Promoting Inclusive Ontario Cities project. Role: Co-investigator with Victoria Esses (UWO).
  • 2009-2014: SSHRC Community University Research Alliance Grant ($999,000.00), “Welcoming Communities: working to improve the inclusion of visible minorities and immigrants in second and third tier cities." Role: Co-Investigator with Victoria Esses (UWO).
  • 2012-2020: SSHRC Partnerships Grant ($2,513,360.00), "Pathways to Prosperity: new policy directions and innovative local practises for newcomer integration and attraction." Role: Collaborator (P.I. Victoria Esses)

Courses (sample outlines)

 Representative Publications

  • Canada's Politics: Democracy, Diversity and Good Government, 3rd ed. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada, 2016. (with Eric Mintz and Christopher Dunn)
  • "Is the 41st Parliament Still a Gendered Vertical Mosaic?" in Canadian Democracy From the Ground Up: Perceptions and Performance. Elisbeth Gidengil and Heather Bastedo (eds), UBC Press: Vancouver, 2014. (with Jane Hilderman)
  • Canada's Politics: Democracy, Diversity and Good Government, 2nd ed. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada, 2013. (with Eric Mintz and Christopher Dunn)
  •  "Municipal Roles in Immigrant Settlement, Integration and Cultural Diversity," Canadian Journal of Political Science 45, 3 (2012): 607-633.
  • “St. Catharines-Niagara and international migration: a region in transition” in Caroline Andrew, John Biles, Meyer Burstein, Vicki Esses and Erin Tolley (eds), Immigration, Integration and Inclusion in Ontario Cities. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012. (with Kelly Morettin)
  • Literature Review: Integration Outcomes. Ottawa: Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 2012.
  • Democracy, Diversity and Good Government: an introduction to politics in Canada. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada, 2011. (with Eric Mintz and Christopher Dunn)
  • A nice place to visit: Italy as seen by Canadians,” Modern Italy 15, 3 (2010): 277-91. (with Osvaldo Croci).
  • “Family, Religion and Civic Engagement in Canada,” Canadian Ethnic Studies/études ethniques au Canada 40, 3 (2008): 60-95. (with Ding Ming Wang and Sanne Kaas-Mason)
  • “Between Independence and Unification: an ordered probit analysis of panel survey data on Taiwan’s constitutional future,” Issues and Studies: an international quarterly on China, Taiwan and East Asian Affairs 44, 4 (2008): 71-98. (with Chia-Hung Tsai and Ding Ming Wang)
  • Electoral participation of ethnocultural communities. Ottawa: Elections Canada, 2007.
  • “National Threat Perception: Survey Results from the United States,” in Emil Kirchner and James Sperling (eds), Global Threat Perception: Elite Survey results from Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Garnet Working Paper 18/2007.  (with James Sperling)
  • “Voluntary Associations and the Political Engagement of Young Canadians,” Journal of Canadian Studies 41, 1 (2007): 100-125.
  • "Does Voluntarism Encourage Young Newcomers to Participate in Politics?: assessing the potential of individual and group-based forms of unpaid service," Canadian Ethnic Studies/études ethniques au Canada 35, 3 (2003): 1-15.
  • “Minority Representation in the Fourth Party System: macro and micro constraints and opportunities,” Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études ethniques au Canada 34, 1 (2002): 85-111. (with Tom Najem)
  • “Between Globalism and Localism, Italian Style,” West European Politics 25 (2002): 51-76.

  • “How transnational factors influence the success of ethnic, religious and regional parties in 21 states,” Party Politics 8 (2002): 51-74.


Snack time, Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya
Snack time, Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya


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