Who runs, what are the consequences for politicians who switch parties, do women get fewer votes than men, do lawyers get more votes, how do citizens want their legislators to vote and do young voters vote for young leaders? These questions drive my research on political representation.
I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal. My research has been published in journals that include Electoral Studies, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Politics & Gender, Canadian Journal of Political Science and Party Politics.
For my dissertation, I built a unique dataset detailing the district level data for all Canadian federal candidates from 1867-2019. 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. Here is a full list of all the variables and a description for each. I also collected similar data for all candidates in the Ontario provincial elections also from 1867-2019. You can find both datasets here.
Methodologically, my dissertation leverages several quantitative approaches. I employ observational data, survey experiments, as well as causal inference designs (RDD). Before coming to the Université de Montréal, I received my Honours BA and MA from the University of Toronto.
My research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture and the Richard J. Schmeelk Fellowship.