about me

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. In 2018-19, I will be the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Vanderbilt University. My research interests focus is digital politics: use and impact of digital technologies by Canadian political actors. In addition to conducting research on digital  campaigning in the last five Canadian federal elections, I have published work on political marketing, gender in Canadian politics and Ontario politics.  I am the co-author of Fighting for Votes: Parties, the Media and Voters in an Ontario Election and the co-editor of Political Communication in Canada: Meet the Press, Tweet the Rest and Mind the Gaps: Canadian Perspectives on Gender and Politics. My work has been published in the Information Communication and Society, Party Politics and the Canadian Journal of Political Science. I am a team member of Online Citizenship Canada supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the primary investigator on the SSHRC funded project Digital Campaigning in Canada: A Comparative Study. I am a member of Social Science One, whose first partnership focuses on the effect of social media on democracy and elections, with access to Facebook data.