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Queen's University

Department of Political Studies

Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant

B.A. (Guelph); M.A. (Dalhousie); Ph.D. (McGill)


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Department of Political Studies
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Phone: (613) 533-6240
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Research Interests

Canadian and comparative politics; elections and voting behaviour; gender and political behaviour; women candidates and legislators; media and politics; representation

Brief Biography

Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant (Ph.D. McGill) joined the department as an Assistant Professor in 2006. Concentrating on gender and politics, her current research is comprised of several ongoing projects that deal with gendered aspects of political behaviour, representation, and news media and elections, respectively. Goodyear-Grant has also published work on attitudes toward democracy and political representation, attitudes toward the use of referenda, and so on, all part of a larger research agenda that concentrates on representation and political behaviour. She teaches courses on elections, empirical methods, and women and politics, and would be happy to supervise graduate students who wish to focus on one of the areas mentioned in her “Research Interests” section.

Selected Publications


Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant. 2013. Gendered News: Media Coverage and Electoral Politics in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Articles (Peer-reviewed)

Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Janet Hiebert, and J. Scott Matthews. 2013. “The Courts/Parliament Trade-off: Canadian Attitudes on Judicial Influence in Public Policy.” Commonwealth & Comparative Politics. 51(3): 377-397.

Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant and Julie Croskill. 2011. “Gender Affinity Effects in Vote Choice in Westminster Systems: Assessing 'Flexible' Voters in Canada.” Politics & Gender 7(2): 223-250.

Cameron Anderson and Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant. 2010. “Why are Highly Informed Citizens Sceptical of Referenda?” Electoral Studies. 29(2): 227-238.

Cameron D. Anderson and Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant. 2008. “Youth Turnout: Adolescents’ Attitudes in Ontario.” Canadian Journal of Political Science41(3): 1-22.

Cameron D. Anderson and Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant. 2005. “Conceptions of Political Representation in Canada: An Explanation of Public Opinion.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 38(4): 1029-1058.

Peter Aucoin and Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant. 2002. “Designing a Merit-Based Process for Appointing Boards of ABCs: Lessons from the Nova Scotia Reform Experience.” Canadian Public Administration 45(3): 301-327.

Chapters (Peer-reviewed)

Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant.  2013. “Women Voters, Candidates, and Legislators: A Gender Perspective on Recent Party and Electoral Politics.” In Parties, Elections, and the Future of Canadian Politics. Eds., A. Bittner and R. Koop, 119-139. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Bittner, Amanda, and Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant. 2013. “A Laggard No More? Women in Newfoundland and Labrador Politics.” In Stalled: The Representation of Women in Canadian Legislatures. Eds., L. Trimble, J. Arscott, and M. Tremblay, 115-134. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant. 2010 “Who Votes for Women Candidates and Why? Evidence from the 2004 Canadian Election Study”. In Voting Behaviour in Canada. eds. C. Anderson and L. Stephenson, 43-64. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant. 2009. “Crafting a Public Image: Women MPs and the Dynamics of Media Coverage”. In Are Doors Opening Wider? Studies of Women’s Political Engagement in Canada. ed. S. Bashevkin, 147-165. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Elisabeth Gidengil, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, André Blais, and Neil Nevitte. 2005. “Gender, Knowledge and Social Capital.” In Gender and Social Capital. eds. B. O’Neill and E. Gidengil. New York: Routledge.

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