GENDER & POLITICS LAB:

Bittner directs the Gender & Politics Laboratory in the Department of Political Science at Memorial University, with research, teaching, and mentorship activities tied to the lab.

The lab’s research activity to date incorporates comparative research on women’s participation in formal politics, the role of gender in political attitudes and the measurement of gender in survey research, and the role of motherhood (and parenthood) in politics.

ABOUT:

ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE:

(MAY 2019)

MEMBERSHIP:

11 Students

(undergraduate & graduate) have been members of the Gender & Politics Lab.

ACADEMICS:

10 Conference presentations

5 Journal articles

3 Book chapters

1 Special edition journal

1 Book

EVENTS:

10 Events have been organized by the lab, including:

Several panel discussions, two workshops, and one full-day conference. For recent and upcoming events, click here!

OPPORTUNITY:

Members of the lab have been: Invited to present at national conferences, accepted to MA & PhD programs, hired by the Parliamentary Internship Program in Ottawa, and elected to student government.

INTERESTED IN COLLABORATING WITH THE GENDER & POLITICS LAB?

The gender and politics lab is happy to participate in community projects related to issues of gender and politics.

Please contact Dr. Bittner to discuss opportunities for collaboration.

FOLLOW US ONLINE!

@Genpollab on Twitter

The Gender and Politics Lab maintains an active social media presence across many platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and our own website.  Follow us for the most up-to-date information about upcoming events and projects.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applying for membership to the gender & politics lab?

Are you/will you be a Memorial student as of fall 2019? Are you interested in joining the lab? Do you want to conduct research related to gender and politics with other lab members? Do you want to help coordinate & participate in activities at Memorial University in relation to gender and politics?

Application to the lab is highly competitive: we are a small group, and we receive a high volume of applications for membership. Interested applicants should get in touch with the lab director, Dr. Amanda Bittner, at abittner@mun.ca. The application should include:

  • a cover letter outlining why you would like to join the lab and the contribution you think you would make to lab activities;

  • a resume, including the names and contact information for two references;

  • an unofficial transcript;

  • a one page research proposal related to gender and politics (what would you like to do as part of the lab? we conduct a number of research projects, and this is an opportunity for you to outline a potential research interest)

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Dr. Bittner.

CONTACT:

ABOUT:

Department of Political Science 
Memorial University 
St. John's, NL 
A1B 3X9

Tel: 1-709-864-8186

Fax: 1-709-864-4000

Email: abittner@mun.ca 
Twitter: @amandabittner

Amanda Bittner is Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Political Science at Memorial University in Canada. She also directs the Gender and Politics Lab at Memorial.

Bittner studies elections, voting, and public opinion, and her main research interests include the role of party leaders and candidates in the minds of voters; the role of gender in public opinion and voting; and issues of measurement in survey research, in both Canadian and Comparative contexts.

@amandabittner