Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
I studied political science at l’Université de Montréal, obtaining a PhD in 2006 and an MSc in 1995.
Prior to joining Laurier, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Canada Research Chair in Electoral Studies. I also held a limited-term assignment at Concordia University in Montreal.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
Main research areas: political behaviour; participation; electoral politics; political communication; public opinion of public health; Canadian, Ontario and Quebec politics.
Main teaching areas: political methodology, quantitative methods, political behaviour.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
Willing to supervise MA students interested in public opinion, political attitudes, voting behaviour, political participation, methodology, and media and politics.
Kiss, Simon J., Andrea M.L. Perrella, and Karly Rath. (2018). “Balanced Journalism Amplifies Minority Positions: A Case Study of the Newspaper Coverage of a Fluoridation Plebiscite.” Canadian Journal of Communication 43: 633-46.
Piscitelli, Anthony, and Andrea M.L. Perrella. (2017). “Fear of Crime and Participation in Associational Life.” Social Science Journal 54: 179-90.
Perrella, Andrea M.L., Éric Bélanger, Richard Nadeau, and Martial Foucault. (2016). “Does a Growing Income Gap Affect Political Attitudes?” Canadian Public Policy 42: 35-48.
Perrella, Andrea M.L., and Simon J. Kiss. (2015). “Risk Perception, Psychological Heuristics and the Water Fluoridation Controversy.” Canadian Journal of Public Health 106: e197-e203.
Roy, Jason, Andrea M.L. Perrella, and Joshua Borden. (2015). “Rural, Suburban and Urban Voters: Dissecting Residence Based Voter Cleavages in Provincial Elections." Canadian Political Science Review 9: 112-27.
Perrella, Andrea M.L., and Brian Tanguay. (2013). "Le Québec: marginal ou avant-gardiste? Le système partisan dans les provinces canadiennes." In Frédérick Bastien, Éric Bélanger and François Gélineau (eds.), Les Québécois aux urnes: Les partis, les médias et le citoyens en campagne. Montréal: Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal.
Kay, Barry J., and Andrea M.L. Perrella (2012). “Eclipse of Class: A Review of Demographic Variables, 1974-2006.” In M. Kanji, A. Bilodeau and T. Scotto (eds), The Canadian Election Studies: Assessing Four Decades of Influence. Vancouver: UBC Press.
Perrella, Andrea M.L., Steven D. Brown, and Barry J. Kay. (2012). “Voting Behaviour among the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Electorate in the 2006 Federal Election.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 45: 89-117.
Perrella, Andrea M.L. (2011). "Conditions for Efficacious Petitions: Empirical Evidence from Two Cities." Politics & Policy 39: 787-812.
Perrella, Andrea M.L. (2009). “Economic Decline and Voter Discontent.” Social Science Journal 46: 347-68.
Blais, André, and Andrea M.L. Perrella. (2008). “Systemic Effects of Televised Candidates’ Debates.” International Journal of Press/Politics 13: 451-64.
Perrella, Andrea M.L. (2005). “Long-Term Economic Hardship and Non-Mainstream Voting in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 38: 335-57.