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Heather Bastedo

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science, Science Building 
Memorial University of Newfoundland 
St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 
Phone: (709) 864-8188 
Email: hbastedo[at]mun[dot]ca (or search here)

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

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 Canaada 

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 is currently conducting a SSHRC funded focus group study project involving disengaged youth across Canada.

Select Publications
“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).