Livianna Stephanie Tossutti
Faculty of Social Sciences
Livianna Stephanie Tossutti
Associate Professor (Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, Methods)
Phone: 905-688-5550 ext. 5005
PhD (University of Toronto), MA (University of Windsor), Bachelor of Journalism (Carleton University)
Research and Graduate Supervisory Interests
Political participation and civic engagement; immigration and diversity; political parties; elections and voting behaviour; public opinion. I am also the co-leader (with Vicki Esses) of the Optimizing Social, Cultural and Political Integration Research Domain of the Welcoming Communities Initiative: welcomingcommunities.ca
Recent Research Grants
- 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)
- POLI2F12: Government and Politics of Canada (fall term)
- POLI2F12: Government and Politics of Canada (winter term)
- POLI3P12: Political Parties and Electoral Behaviour
- POLI3P91: Quantitative Political Analysis
- POLI4P12/P512: Canadian Civil Society, Political Culture and Institutions
- POLI5P82: Graduate Seminar in Canadian Politics
- 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)
- 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).
- “The language of municipal government in global communities: corporate communications policies in six cities,“ Plan Canada January/February (2009): 60-63.
- “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. http://www.elections.ca/content.asp?section=loi&document=index&dir=res/paper&lang=e&textonly=false
- “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. http://www.garnet-eu.org/fileadmin/documents/working_papers/1807/11%20US.pdf. (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