Rebecca Wallace

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Rebecca Wallace

Assistant Professor
Campus Location
Brian Mulroney Hall Rm 4059

Rebecca Wallace is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She received her PhD from Queen’s University for her research on the news framing of and attitudes toward social assistance recipients in Canada. Her primary research interests include Canadian social policy, political behaviour, and political communication, with a focus on women, gender, and diversity. Prior to starting at St. FX, Rebecca was the John A. Sproul Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and held postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University. She was previously a doctoral fellow at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations and a research assistant for the Canadian Opinion Research Archive, and held a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council from 2016-2019. Her work has been published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science; Politics and Gender; Politics, Groups, and Identities; the Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy; and more.  


Canadian politics; gender and politics; social policy; political behaviour; political communications; media; multiculturalism; immigration; methods and methodologies.


Rebecca Wallace, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, and Amanda Bittner. 2021. “Harnessing Technologies in Focus Group Research.” Canadian Journal of Political Science.

Rebecca Wallace, Andrea Lawlor, and Erin Tolley. 2021. “Out of an Abundance of Caution: Health Risk Narratives in Canadian News Media on COVID-19.” Canadian Journal of Political Science.

Allison Harell, Keith Banting, Will Kymlicka, and Rebecca Wallace. 2021. “Shared Membership Beyond National Identity: Deservingness and Solidarity in Diverse Societies.” Political Studies.

Rebecca Wallace. 2020. “Support, Subsidies, and Silenced Storylines: The Framing of Mothers on Welfare in Canadian Print News, 1990-2015.” Thriving Mothers/Depriving Mothers: Mothering and Welfare, edited by Karine Levasseur, Stephanie Paterson, and Lorna Turnbull. Demeter Press.

Rebecca Wallace and Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant. 2020. “News Coverage of Childcare During COVID-19: Where are Women and Gender?” Politics & Gender.

Rebecca Wallace and Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant. 2020. “Writing Gender Out or Working it Back In? Media Coverage of Child Benefits in Canada.” Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy.

Rebecca Wallace. 2019. “‘Warriors Don’t Sleep til Noon’: Colonial Rhetoric and the Framing of Indigenous Recipients of Welfare in Canadian Print Media, 1990-2015.” Politics, Groups, and Identities.

Rebecca Wallace. 2018. “Contextualizing the Crisis: The Framing of Syrian Refugees in Canadian Print Media.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 51(2): 207-231.