Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Jeremy Ladd

Doctoral Candidate
HBA Political Science, Specialist (Toronto); M.A. Political Science (Western); M.A. American Studies: Canadian-American Relations (Western)

Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall


Brief Biography

Jeremy is a PhD student in the department and a SSHRC J.A. Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar.  His research focuses on political parties in hybrid regimes and new democracies.

Jeremy is a ‘mixed methods’ researcher.  He has pursued advanced training in both qualitative and quantitative social science through attendance at the Institute for Qualitative and Multimethod Research Summer Program at Syracuse University, two summers at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, and taking courses in other departments at Queen’s University beyond those required by his home department.

Jeremy’s dissertation project has included extended periods of time in Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Russian Federation, where Jeremy has conducted interviews, focus groups, original surveys, and other primary and secondary source research.  The quantitative components of Jeremy’s research makes use of novel “big” data, as well as more manageable web and social media sourced data. 

Jeremy is highly proficient in Python, R, and Stata.

Professional Memberships

American Political Science Association

APSA Section Memberships: Political Organizations and Parties; Political Methodology; Comparative Democratization

Canadian Political Science Association

Research & Teaching Interests

Political Parties, Regimes, Democratization, Social Science Methodology, Russian Politics, Southeast Asian Politics

Selected Publications and Presentations

Peer Reviewed

"Contemporary Developments in Canadian Democracy Promotion and the Way Forward", Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 20, no. 2 (2014): 209-223

Conference Presentations

Fake It Until You Make It: Elections and Parties in Hybrid Regimes, Paper Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the American Political Science Association, September 1st-4th 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fractious Versus Monopolized Oppositions: Retracing the Essential Role of Parties in Democratization, Paper Presented at the 2015 General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, 26th-29th August, Montreal QC

Regional Guarantors of Democracy?  The Organization of American States and the Commonwealth of Nations in Comparative Perspective, Paper Presented at the 56th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, February 18th-21st 2015, New Orleans LA

Political Party Internationals: Empty Clubs or Ideological Transnational Organizations and Vehicles of Party Communication and Development?, Paper Presented at the 56th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, February 18th-21st 2015, New Orleans LA

Appraising Contemporary Developments in Canadian Democracy Assistance, Paper Presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, 27th-29th May, Brock University


Graduate Dean's Doctoral Travel Grant, Queen's University, 2017

Warren E. Miller Scholarship, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, 2016

Timothy C.S. Franks Research Travel Fund Award, Departments of Political Studies and History, Queen's University, 2016

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2015-2018

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2014-2015

Queen's Graduate Award, 2013-2014, 2015 (grant to attend ICPSR), 2016 (fieldwork grant), 2017 (fieldwork grant)

Western Graduate Research Scholarship, 2011, 2012