Dr. Malinda Smith

Vice Provost (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Associate Vice-President Research-EDI Professor, Political Science Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion University of Calgary

Dr. Malinda Smith is the Vice Provost and Associate Vice President Research (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion), and a full professor of political science at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Smith research and publication are at the intersections of areas of international and comparative politics, and anti-racism, equity, human rights and decolonization in higher education. She is a coauthor of The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities (UBC Press, 2017), and a coeditor of Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy (UofT Press, 2022). She is the editor of three books on Africa, including Securing Africa: Post-9/11 Discourses on Terrorism (2010); and coeditor of Critical Concepts: An Introduction to Politics, 6/E under revision with OUP (2022); and States of Race: Critical Race Feminism for the 21st Century (2010). Dr. Smith serves on several national committees, including SSHRC Council and Executive, Statistics Canada’s Immigration and Ethnocultural Committee, and the Inter-Institutional Steering Committee on Inclusive Higher Education. A 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow, Dr. Smith’s research examined the hidden stories of trailblazing Black scholars and scholarship in education, including STEM, law, and politics. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including Compelling Calgarians (2021), the Susan S. Northcutt Award from the International Studies Association (2020), 100 Accomplished Black Women (2020), the Rosalind Smith Professional Award (2020), the ISA-Canada Distinguished Scholar Award (2018-19); and the Equity Award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (2015)