research interests: digital politics, Canadian politics, political communication, political parties, Ontario politics

here are the projects I am currently working on . . .

Online Political Activity and Democratic Citizenship in Canada (with Harold Jansen, Frédéric Bastien, Thierry Giasson and Royce Koop).

  • This  SSHRC funded project explores how online political activity has transformed the practice of democratic citizenship in Canada. In 2014, we conducted Canadian Online Citizenship Survey where respondents were asked a battery of questions regarding their technological habits and capabilities, as well as questions probing both their online and offline political activities and attitudes.   Around the 2015 federal election, we conducted a online panel survey.
  • We  have presented this project at conference held by the Canadian Political Science Association, International Political Science and the American Political Science Association.
  • Expected competition: Summer 2018
  • Please visit our website here

Digital Campaigning in Canada: A Comparative Study

  • Funded by SSHRC, this project explores digital campaigns in Canada in a comparative manner. Despite the passing of two decades, Canada remains understudied in the digital campaigning literature. The project explores the use of digital technologies by political parties during federal and provincial elections. Overall, the project will investigate the similarities and differences in digital campaigning in Canada by exploring the structure and content of the websites and social media of parties. And will also test the empirical conditions under which parties adopt different aspects of digital technology.
  • Expected completion: 2022

Digital Politics in Canada: Promises & Realities (edited collection with Harold Jansen)

  • This edited collection is concerned with contrasting current realities of digital politics in Canada with the technological promises.  The project brings together knowledge, viewpoints and expertise from senior scholars as well as new voices in research on digital politics. The collection will provide an interdisciplinary examination of this topic in the Canadian context by drawing together contributors from the fields of political science, public administration and communication studies.
  • To be published by UT Press
  • Expected completion: September 2018