Melanee Thomas, PhD
Doctor of Philosophy Political Science, McGill University, 2012
Melanee Thomas is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. Her research broadly addresses 1) the causes and consequences of gender-based political inequality, with a particular focus on political attitudes and behaviour, and 2) the politics of energy transition from fossil fuels to more renewable sources of energy, and how this is affected by liberal colonialism, anti-Indigenous racism, and multi-level governance. While she uses Canadian politics as a foundation for her work, the findings it generates have international implications and value. Her objectives are to identify how Canadians think about themselves in politics, explain how this is structured by gender and sexism, racism and colonialism, and then develop potential solutions that ameliorate and strengthen our democratic politics.
Areas of Research
Participation in university strategic initiatives
|Course number||Course title||Semester|
|POLI 321 L01||Politcs and Government in Canada||Fall 2023|
|POLI 429 L01||Electoral Behaviour||Winter 2024|
|POLI 623||Canadian Political Process||Winter 2024|
SSHRC-funded project (2022-2026), with Scott Pruysers (Dalhousie)
CFREF-funded project (2018-2024), with Lori Thorlakson (Alberta)
Transdisciplinary project funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada. PI is Sean McCoy (UCalgary)
- 2018 John McMenemy Prize, Canadian Political Science Association. 2019
- Jill Vickers Prize, 2014
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