Tamara A. Small

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Email: 
t.small@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
519 824 4120 x53469
Office: 
MCKN 533
Education (doctoral degree): 
Queen’s University, Political Studies

Tamara A. Small (PhD, Queen’s University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph.

Her research interests focus is digital politics: use and impact of the Internet by Canadian political actors. In addition to conducting research on e-campaigning in the last five Canadian federal elections, she has published work on political memes and on the regulatory framework for digital technologies in Canadian elections.

She is the co-author of Fighting for Votes: Parties, the Media and Voters in an Ontario Election (UBC Press) and the co-editor of Political Communication in Canada: Meet the Press, Tweet the Rest (UBC Press) and Mind the Gaps: Canadian Perspectives on Gender and Politics (Fernwood Press).

Her work has been published in the Information Communication and Society, Party Politics and the Canadian Journal of Political Science. She is the primary investigator on the SSHRC funded project called Digital Campaigning in Canada: A Comparative Study.

  • Research Team: Harold Jansen (University of Lethbridge), Frédérick Bastien (Université de Montréal), Thierry Giasson (Université Laval) and Royce Koop (University of Manitoba).
  • 2015. Fighting for Votes: Parties, the Media and Voters in the 2011 Ontario Election. (William Cross, Jonathan Malloy, Tamara A. Small and Laura Stephenson). Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • 2014. Political Communication in Canada: Meet the Press and Tweet the Rest. (edited by Alex Marland, Thierry Giasson and Tamara A. Small). Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • 2013. Mind the Gaps: Canadian Perspectives on Gender and Politics. (edited by Roberta Lexier and Tamara A. Small). Fernwood Press.
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant (2017 – 2022). Digital Campaigning in Canada: A Comparative Study ($66,005).
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant. Online Political Activity and Democratic Citizenship in Canada. ($296,748).