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.
BA Political Science (University of New Brunswick – Saint John 2003); MA Political Science (McGill University 2004); PhD Political Science (McGill University 2009); Postdoctoral fellow (Canada Research Chair in Electoral Studies – Université de Montréal 2009-10).
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
My primary areas of interest include political participation and behaviour, electoral politics, public opinion, and Canadian politics. I am currently engaged in research projects that employ online experiments to assess how individuals form 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 deliberation process and the preferences that are formed.
Awards and Achievements
2013 Recipient of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) Award for Teaching Excellence.
2013 Laurier Merit Award.
2016 Laurier Merit Award.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I am willing to supervise students interested in political participation and behaviour, electoral politics, public opinion, and Canadian politics.
Shane Singh and Jason Roy. Forthcoming. “Compulsory Voting and Voter Decision Making”. Research and Politics.
Joel Marcus and Jason Roy. Forthcoming. “In Search of Sustainable Behaviour: The Role of Core Values and Personality Traits”. Journal of Business Ethics.
Jason Roy and Chris Alcantara. “Fighting fire with fire: the implications of (not) going negative in a multiparty election campaign.” Canadian Journal of Political Science. 49 (3): 473-497.
Jason Roy and Anna Esselment. 2016. "Partisans without Parties: Party Systems as Partisan Inhibitors." Canadian Journal of Political Science. 49 (1): 21-39.
Jason Roy, Shane Singh, Patrick Fournier, and Blake Andrew. 2015. “An Experimental Analysis of the Impact of Campaign Polls on Electoral Information Seeking.” Electoral Studies. 40: pp. 146-157.
Jason Roy and David McGrane. 2015. “Explaining Canadian Provincial Voting Behaviour: Nuance or Parsimony?” Canadian Political Science Review. 9 (1).
Jason Roy, Andrea Perrella, and Joshua Borden. 2015. “Rural, Suburban and Urban Voters: Dissecting Residence Based Voter Cleavages in Provincial Elections.” Canadian Political Science Review. 9 (1).