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Gina Comeau

Gina Comeau

Assistant Professor

Adjunct Professor
Department of Political Science
A-316, Arts Building Sudbury Campus


is Assistant Professor at Laurentian University.  Her primary research examines the role and impact of civil society organizations groups in both society and policy formulation in the fields of sport, culture and francophone minorities.    Of particular interest  are the factors influencing the role these organizations play in society and the policy process.  A secondary related interest is Canadian political culture.  Her work has been published in book chapters and in journals such as, the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics , Journal of Sport and Social Issues and Cahiers de géographie du Québec.


  • PhD, Political Science 
  • University of Ottawa


Policy Formulation

Sport Policy

Advocacy Groups

Francophone Minorities

Political Culture


  • Publications

    Comeau, Gina S and Barbara Ravel (Forthcoming) "How is the Media Industry Using the Covid-19 Lockdown to Rethink its Coverage of Women and Sport" in "Time Out" Sport and the Corona Lockdown.

    Ravel, Barbara and Gina S. Comeau (Forthcoming) "Le moment de briller? Examining France's Media Coverage of Les Bleues, the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 and women's soccer" in Being Better: What We Learned From The 2019 FIFA World Cup.

    Toffoletti, Kim, Ann Pegoraro and Gina S. Comeau (2019) “Self-Representations of Women’s Sport Fandom on Instagram at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup” Communication and Sport, 1-23. Online First.

    Pegoraro Ann, Gina S. Comeau and Evan L. Frederick (2018) “#SheBelieves: the use of Instagram to frame the US Women’s Soccer Team during #FIFAWWC” Sport in Society, 7: 1063-1077. 

    Allain, Greg, Guy Chiasson et Gina S. Comeau (2017) « Communautés francophones minoritaires et grappes culturelles émergentes dans les villes moyennes : une comparaison. » Dans Minorités francophones et gouvernance urbaine.  Sous la direction de Greg Allain et Guy Chiasson. Presses de l’université de Laval: Québec, 137-154.

    Comeau, Gina S. (2016) "Continuity and Change in Northern Ontario" dans Politics of Ontario. Sous la direction de Cheryl N. Collier et Jonathan Malloy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 175-191.

    Comeau, Gina S. (2015) "The Portrayal of English and French Political Culture in Canadian Film" dans Popular Culture and Canadian Political Science.  Sous la direction de Tim Nieguth.  Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 147-162.

    Comeau, Gina S. (2015) "Book Review: Les surveillants de l'État démocratique : mise en contexte." Canadian Parliamentary Review. 38(2).

    Comeau, Gina S. (2015) "Book Review: Canadian Sport Policy." International Journal of Sport Policy & Politics. 7(2): 317-318.

    Comeau, Gina S. (2013) “The Evolution of Canadian Sport Policy.” International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. 5:1, 73:94.

    Allain, Greg, Guy Chiasson et Gina S. Comeau (2012), “Communautés francophones minoritaires et clusters culturels émergents dans les villes moyennes: une comparaison Moncton- Sudbury”, Cahiers de géographie du Québec, 56:155-, avril.

    Comeau, Gina. (Forthcoming). “Consulting or Simply Legitimizing Policy”. Canadian Political Science Review.

    Comeau, G.S. & Church, A.G. (2010). A Comparative Analysis of Women’s Sport Advocacy Groups in Canada and the United States. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 34.4, 457-474.

    Comeau, Gina S. (2012) “Défis à Sudbury” Dans Gouvernance communautaire : innovations dans le Canada français hors Québec. Invenire: Ottawa,

    Andrew, C. & Comeau, G.S. (2007). Les conseils d’administration et la gouvernance des services de santé. Dans Gouvernance, santé et minorités francophones sous la direction de Sylvain Vézina. Moncton : Les Éditions de la Francophonie.