Vice-Provost (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion)

Dr. Malinda Smith is the Inaugural Vice-Provost (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion), and a professor of political science at the University of Calgary. 

Dr. Smith has published widely in areas of international and comparative politics, and equity, diversity, and human rights in higher education. She is a coauthor of The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigenity at Canadian Universities (2017), and a coeditor of the forthcoming book, Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy (UofT Press, 2021). She is the editor of three books on Africa, including Securing Africa: Post-9/11 Discourses on Terrorism (2010), Beyond the African Tragedy: Discourses on Development and the Global Economy (2006), and Globalizing Africa (2003); as well as coeditor of Critical Concepts: An Introduction to Politics, 6/E under revision with OUP; and States of Race: Critical Race Feminism for the 21st Century (2010).

Dr. Smith is a 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow and the recipient of  numerous awards and fellowships, including the Susan S. Northcutt Award from the International Studies Association (2020), 100 Accomplished Black Women Honouree (2020), and the Rosalind Smith Professional Award (2020) from the National Black Coalition of Canada-Edmonton, the Distinguished Scholar Award (2018-19) from International Studies Association-Canada, the HSBC Community Contributor of the Year Award (2016) from the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion; and the Equity Award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (2015).

View the UCalgary Equity, Diversity and Inclusion webpage

Photo Dr. Malinda Smith