Jen G
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Jen holds a PhD in political science from the University of Toronto with specialties in urban politics and comparative public policy. She currently teaches as a visiting associate professor in the department of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College (CUNY) in New York. Her first book, Comparative Metropolitan Policy: Governing Beyond Local Boundaries in the Imagined Metropolis was published by Routlege in 2012. She is also the co-author of A Quiet Evolution: The Emergence of Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Partnerships in Canada, forthcoming Fall 2016 from the University of Toronto press. Throughout her career she has written more than 30 peer reviewed articles, as well as reports, conference papers, thinkpieces, and an edited electronic newsletter. Her ongoing research focuses on policy coordination in the area of public transit governance in the New York metropolitan region. Jen is seeking new challenges to supplement her academic experience and brings a high level of commitment and professionalism to each commission she undertakes.
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Jen specializes in content creation across a variety of media: blog posts, position papers, press releases, public speaking notes, and any research-intensive projects. She welcomes projects that require high levels of analytical skill and is comfortable working on a wide range of topics, from market research, to commercial copy, to technical writing.


Policy; science, technology and innovation; transportation and infrastructure; statistical analysis; environmental issues.


University of British Columbia

As an undergraduate Jen studied political science with a focus on comparative politics and international relations. She graduated with honors.

University of Toronto

Jen completed a year-long Masters in political science at the University of Toronto. Her areas of interest included innovation policy and urban governance.

University of Toronto

Jen completed her PhD in political science in 2009. Her doctoral thesis, now published by Routledge (Comparative Metropolitan Policy), explored barriers and catalysts for intermunicipal cooperation in metropolitan regions in Canada and Germany. She also worked as a research assistant on several large research projects focused on metropolitan governance and innovation policy in Canadian metro areas.


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Jen edits an electronic newsletter for the Government of Ontario (Canada) and the Innovation Policy Lab at the University of Toronto. She has also participated in researching and writing reports for publicly-funded think tanks and research organizations.

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2 Projects Completed

Jen has produced position papers for several think tanks and research organizations as well as for academic audiences.


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As an academic Jen spends most of her time giving presentations. She has written hundreds of powerpoints and speaking notes as tools for teaching, for presenting her own research and for sales purposes.

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