I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal where I study Canadian elections, turnout and electoral systems under the supervision of André Blais.
My substantive research interests include turnout, representation, the role of women in politics and citizens preferences for electoral systems. Methodologically, I am interested in research design and experiments.
My work has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture and the Richard J. Schmeelk Fellowship.
Prior to coming to Montréal, I pursued a Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science and Masters degree at the University of Toronto where I built a unique dataset detailing the district level data for all Canadian federal candidates from 1867-2017. This dataset includes unique id for each individual who ran for federal elections, riding names, province, date of birth for all elected MPs by year, gender, occupation, party names, switchers, vote shares and raw votes. You can find the dataset here: https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataverse/cdnelxns. I published two articles in the Canadian Journal of Political Science and have a few more papers under review using this dataset. If you’re thinking about using the dataset, please check with me to get more information on my working papers. A common feature of my work using this dataset is attention to historical contexts.
I am also a member of the Research Chair in Electoral Studies, Canada Research Chair in Electoral Democracy and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship.
How do Turks abroad vote? (with Can Mekik, André Blais and Semih Cakir) Forthcoming at Turkish Studies.
Do Women Get Fewer Votes? No (with Vincent Arel-Bundock and André Blais) Canadian Journal of Political Science. 52(1): 201-210. (2019) Replication files.
Was my decision to vote (or abstain) the right one? (with André Blais and Fernando Feitosa) Party Politics 25(3): 382-389. (2019)
Legislative Party Switching and the Changing Nature of the Canadian Party System, 1867-2015 (with Antoine Yoshinaka and André Blais) Canadian Journal of Political Science 51(3): 665-695. (2018) Replication files.