University of Calgary

Melanee Thomas

  • Associate Professor
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Melanee Thomas researches the causes and consequences of gender-based political inequality, with a particular focus on political attitudes and behaviour. Her current projects include an exploration of the effects of gender, socialization, and psychological orientations to politics (funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant), a project examining the role electoral districts play in voter turnout, party competition, and representational diversity (funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant), and an exploration of public and elite opinion about the environment, the economy, and climate change (funded through the University of Calgary Vice President Research).

Dr. Thomas is willing to supervise graduate students studying gender and politics, Canadian politics, political behaviour, public opinion, and political psychology. 


Book Chapter

Books and Monographs - Peer Reviewed

Journal Articles - Peer Reviewed

Curriculum Vitae



  • 2012 - Mothers and Others: Understanding the Impact of Family Life on Politics - SSHRC
  • 2011 - Jill Vickers Prize, 2011 - Women's Caucus, Canadian Political Science Association
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