Dr. Erin Tolley is the Canada Research Chair in Gender, Race, and Inclusive Politics and an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. She is an expert on the relationship between socio-demographic diversity and Canadian politics, with a specific interest in race, gender and representation in political institutions. She is the author of the award-winning book, Framed: Media and the Coverage of Race in Canadian Politics, the co-editor of six books, and the author of a number of articles and chapters on diversity and politics. She was previously a researcher and policy analyst in the Canadian civil service and a faculty member at the University of Toronto. She is originally from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.