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University of Calgary
gender, political behaviour, public opinion, elections, Canada
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Melanee Thomas is a faculty member at the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of gender-based political inequality in Canada and other post-industrial democracies, with a particular focus on elections, political careers, and political attitudes and behaviour. Her current projects include an edited collection titled Mothers and Others: Understanding the Impact of Family Life on Politics, an exploration of the effects of gender, stereotype threat, and psychological orientations to politics, and project examining the selection of women to the premier’s office in Canada.

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Thomas, Melanee. “The Complexity Conundrum: Why Hasn?t the Gender Gap in Subjective Political Competence Closed?“. Canadian Journal of Political Science 45.2 (2012): 337-358. Print.
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