Parkland Fall Conference 2020
November 16-21, 2020, University of Alberta
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Melanee Thomas

Melanee Thomas is an Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. She researches the causes and consequences of gender-based political inequality, with a particular focus on political attitudes and behaviour. Her current projects include an exploration of the effects of gender, socialization, and psychological orientations to politics, an examination of the role electoral districts play in representational diversity, a study of how gendered mediation affects how voters see themselves and candidates as political actors, and an exploration of public and elite opinion about the environment, the economy, and climate change.