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Jane Cooper is a researcher and writer whose interests span from local history to international politics. For more than twenty years, she has been bringing to life stories from the past and present, drawing on extensive research and hands-on experience in Canada and abroad.

In her latest book, What Ukrainian Elections Taught Me About Democracy, coming in 2024 from McGill Queens University Press, Cooper puts her research skills to work in the real life, high stakes environment of international election observation. Drawing from hundreds of conversations with people on the ground, she takes us behind the headlines to bring us face to face with the complex realities at the intersection between elections and democracy, from Canada to the former Soviet Union.