I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto-Mississauga.

My current academic interests are political psychology and behaviour, especially in Anglo-American democracies, behavioural economics, public opinion, genopolitics, and experimentation. I teach in the fields of Canadian politics, political behaviour, comparative politics, and experimentation.

In June 2008, I received my PhD from the Université de Montréal, where I worked under the direction of André Blais and Patrick Fournier.

For much of 2008 and all of 2009 I was a SSHRC and Killam Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. I worked under the direction of Paul Quirk (UBC) and James Fowler (University of California, San Diego).

You can learn more about me here. And you can read some of my work here. My CV is here. You can email me here. My long-neglected blog, A Shrewdness of Apes, is here. I also blog occasionally at the Human Nature Group.

Lately, I’ve also been working with Vote Compass. It’s a great democratic engagement tool. I’ve also begun some work with Participedia, a very exciting project in democratic engagement practices.


Peter John Loewen

University of Toronto