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Bittner's research focuses on elections, voting, and public opinion, both comparatively and in Canada specifically. She is currently conducting research on voters’ evaluations of party leaders and the effects of those evaluations on vote choice, as well as a variety of projects related to gender and politics.



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Book Chapters:

  • Amanda Bittner. Forthcoming. “Feministing Online: using the Internet to learn new things and create community” in Stephanie Paterson, Alana Cattapan, Ethel Tungohan, Fiona MacDonald, and Nisha Nath, eds. Feministing in Political Science, Edmonton, University of Alberta Press.

  • Sarelle Azuelos, Catherine Wineinger, and Amanda Bittner. 2023. “Canada and the United States” in Malliga Och, ed. Women in Politics: Global Lives in Focus.

    Amanda Bittner. 2021. “The Gender and Politics Lab and Reflections on the Lab Model for Social Sciences“ in Daniel Mallinson, Julia Marin Hellwege, and Eric Loepp, eds. The Palgrave Handbook of Political Research MethodologyPalgrave MacMillan.

  • Amanda Bittner and Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant. 2020. “Public Opinion, Political Behaviour, and Voting: Exploring Diversity“ in Manon Tremblay and Joanna Everitt, eds. Palgrave Handbook of Gender, Sexuality, and Canadian Politics Palgrave MacMillan.

  • Drew Brown, Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, and Amanda Bittner. 2018. “Women in NL Politics: Growing, But Mainly Behind the Scenes?” In Sylvia Bashevkin, ed. Doing Politics Differently? Women Premiers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories. Vancouver: UBC Press. (Accepted, in press)

  • Amanda Bittner. 2018. “The Personalization of Parliamentary Elections? “ in William Cross, Richard Katz, and Scott Pruysers, eds. The Personalization of Democratic Politics.Rowman and Littlefield.

  • Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant and Amanda Bittner. 2017. Parental Status and Political Attitudes: Mothers as Opinionated Citizens. In Melanee Thomas & Amanda Bittner, eds. Mothers and Others: The Impact of Family Life on Politics. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. In Press.

  • Amanda Bittner. 2016. Democracy in Action: Elections, Participation, and Voting. In Christopher Anderson, ed. Studying Politics: An Introduction to Political Science. Nelson Education Limited.

  • Amanda Bittner. 2015. Party Leaders in the New Democratic Party. In David Laycock and Lynda Erickson, eds. Reviving Social Democracy: The Near Death and Surprising Rise of the Federal NDP. Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press.

  • Amanda Bittner. 2014. Leader Evaluations and Partisan Stereotypes, a Comparative Analysis. In Marina Costa Lobo and John Curtice, eds. Personality Politics? The Role of Leader Evaluations in Democratic Elections. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Amanda Bittner and Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant. 2013. Laggard No More: The Representation of Women in Newfoundland and Labrador Politics. In Linda Trimble, Jane Arscott, and Manon Tremblay, eds. Stalled: The Representation of Women in Canadian Governments. Vancouver: UBC Press.

  • Reeta C. Tremblay and Amanda Bittner. 2011. Newfoundland and Labrador: creating change in the 21st century. In John Biles, Meyer Burstein, Jim Frideres, Erin Tolley, and Rob Vineberg, eds. Integration and Inclusion of Newcomers and Minorities Across Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

  • Amanda Bittner. 2010. Personality matters: the evaluation of party leaders in Canadian elections. In Cameron D. Anderson and Laura B. Stephenson, eds. Voting Behaviour in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press.

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