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Queen's University

Heather Bastedo 

B.A. (McMaster); M.A., Ph.D. (University of Toronto)

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Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room B310
Phone: (613) 533-6000 X77657
Fax:  (613) 533-6848


  Areas for Student Research Supervision
- Voter behaviour and turnout 
- Democratic politics 
- Emotion in politics 
- Representation in Canadian Politics 

Examples of Recent Courses Taught
Elections in Canada, Issues in Canadian Politics, Executive Government in Canada and Canadian Democracy in the 21st Century. 

Dr Bastedo's research focuses on understanding the psychology of youth voter engagement. She is also interested in democratic representation in practice; namely how Members of Parliament function both inside and outside of Ottawa. Dr Bastedo recently completed a SSHRC funded focus group project that took her across the country, and is currently working on another SSHRC funded study of Members of Parliament with Royce Koop and Kelly Blidook.

Select Publications
Canadians and their Democracy: Performance and Perceptions,  eds. UBC Press, British Columbia. With Elisabeth Gidengil (forthcoming). 

“Young Canadians in the 2008 Federal Election Campaign: Using Facebook to Probe Perceptions of Citizenship and Participation,” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 44, 859-881. With Nicole Goodman, Lawrence LeDuc, & Jon Pammett (2012). 

“Losing Heart: Declining Support and the Political Marketing of the Afghanistan Mission,” Canadian Journal of Political Science , 42, 911-937. With Joseph F. Fletcher & Jennifer Hove (2009). 

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