2021 CPSA Three Minutes Thesis Prize
Winner: Elizabeth McCallion (Queen’s University)
Who Acts for Women? An Analysis of Women’s Substantive Representation in the Canadian Senate.
Excerpt from jury report: Elizabeth’s masterfully presented her project, which uses the Canadian Senate to analyze how institutional features may shape the representation of women’s interests in a legislative body. She demonstrates that women’s interests have a higher chance of being represented when party discipline is weak. To derive at these conclusions, Elizabeth’s uses automated content analysis to create a broad overview of women’s representation in the Senate, and qualitative archival and interview research to explore the contextual factors of representation.
Runners Up: Erica Petkov (University of Toronto)
Productive Cynics: How Satire Affects Youth Political Participation in Canada
Runners Up: Dax D’Orazio (University of Alberta)
Free Expression and the ‘Campus Crisis Feedback Loop:’ How the Chicago Principles Came to Canada