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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
September 30, 2014
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Dr. Jason Roy

Associate Professor

Contact Information
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


Academic Background

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

Broadly speaking, my research focuses on political behaviour and participation
, public opinion, elections, experiments, and Canadian politics. I am currently involved in projects that explore the impact of context complexity on the propensity to vote and how the complexity of the decision environment affects the vote decision calculus that is employed and the choice that is made. 

Additional Information

Selected Publications:

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.

Student Supervision:

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

2012-13 Courses :

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PO 217: Introductory Methods in Political Science I

PO 360: Mass Politics

PO 467 / 633: Public Opinion

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