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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
November 28, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
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Dr. Jason Roy

Associate Professor and Graduate Officer

Contact Information
Email: jroy@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.3724
Fax: 519-746-3655
Office Location: Room 4-132, Dr. Alvin Woods Building
Office Hours: Fall 2014: Tuesday 1:30-3:00 pm or by appointment
Languages Spoken

English
French

Academic Background

PhD (McGill); MA (McGill); BA (UNB)
Biography


My research focuses on
 Canadian politics, political participation and behaviour, electoral politics, and public opinion. My most recent work explores the mechanisms that influence voters as they deliberate upon their vote choice and political preferences. I have been especially interested in the interaction between political cognition, political interest and contextual factors that influence the effort allotted to the vote deliberation process and preference formation. 

Additional Information

Awards and Recognition:

2013 Recipient of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) Award for Teaching Excellence (www.ousa.ca/advocacy/teachingawards/).

2013 Laurier Merit Award.


External Research Funding:

2013: SSHRC Insight Development Grant: “Who’s Ahead, Who’s Behind: Election Decision-Making With (and Without) Polls. Principal investigator. 

2011: SSHRC Standard Research Grant: "Comparative Provincial Election Project". Co-applicant.


Selected Publications:

Forthcoming. “The Candidate Effect: Does the Local Candidate Matter?” (with Christopher Alcantara). Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties.

2014.  “Reforming Election Dates in Canada: Towards an Explanatory Framework” (with Christopher Alcantara). Canadian Public Administration/Administration publique du Canada. 57 (2): 256-274.

2014. “Political Sophistication, the Decision Calculus, and Proximity Voting” (with Shane Singh). Electoral Studies. 34(3): 89-99.

2012. “The Election Timing Advantage: Empirical Fact or Fiction?” (with Christopher Alcantara). Electoral Studies. 31 (4): 774-781.

2012. “Canadian and American Voting Strategies: Does Institutional Socialization Matter?” (with Shane Singh). Canadian Journal of Political Science. 45.2: 289-312.?

2012. "The Election Timing Advantage: Empirical Fact or Fiction?" (with Christopher Alcantara).  Electoral Studies (Online July 2, 2012).

2011. “Local Economies and National Economic Evaluations" (with Cameron Anderson). Electoral Studies. 30.4:795-803.

2011. “Information Heterogeneity, Complexity and the Vote Calculus”. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. 21.1: 29-56.

2009. “Voter Heterogeneity: Informational Differences and Voting”. Canadian Journal of Political Science. 42:117-137.


Courses : 

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2013-14 PO 217: Asking Questions in Political Science: An Introduction to Research

2013-14 PO 218: Answering Questions in Political Science: Research in Practice

2013-14 PO 602: Understanding Research Methods

2012-13 PO 217: Introductory Methods in Political Science I

2012-13 PO 360: Canadian Mass Politics

2012-13 PO 467 (twinned with PO 633): Public Opinion

2011-12 PO 217: Introductory Methods in Political Science I

2011-12 PO 360: Canadian Mass Politics

2011-12 PO 452 (twinned with PO 631): Political Parties

2011-12 PO 467 (twinned with PO 633): Public Opinion

2011-12 PO 602: Understanding Research Methods

2010-11 PO 360: Canadian Mass Politics

2010-11 PO 603: Advanced Statistics for Political Science


Student Supervision: 

I am willing to supervise students interested in Canadian politics, political participation and behaviour, and public opinion, as well as students interested in studying 'new' forms of political engagement.

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