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David Stewart

Degrees:BA (Acadia University), MA (Acadia University), PhD (University of BC)
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David Stewart is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary.  He was born and grew up in Nova Scotia and received his BA and MA from Acadia University. He completed his doctorate at the University of BC in 1990. 

 He has taught at seven universities in the four western Canadian provinces. He was a member of the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta from 1992 until 2000. He moved to the University of Manitoba in 2000 and subsequently served as the Dean of Studies of St. John’s College,  Acting Head of Political Studies, and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts. He joined the University of Calgary in the summer of 2005 and served six years as Head of the Political Science Department and a year as an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts.  He is currently serving as the President of The University of Calgary Faculty Association. 

 His research interests focus on Canadian politics and relate mainly to political parties, leadership selection processes, provincial party systems, parliamentary government, and political realignment. His research has appeared in journals such as the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Political Studies, Party Politics, Journal of Canadian Studies, Canadian Political Science Review and Publius: The Journal of Federalism. He is the author of numerous book chapters and research reports and is the co-author of  Conventional Choices: Parties and Leadership Selection in the Maritimes (nominated for the Smiley Prize) and Quasi-Democracy?: Parties and Leadership Selection in Alberta. In 2019 he and co-author Brenda O’Neill received the Jill Vickers Prize from the Canadian Political Science Association for best paper on Gender and Politics at the 2018 annual meeting.