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Rob Currie-Wood

PhD candidate

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. My research interests are situated at the intersection of political parties, elections, and representation in parliamentary democracies. I am especially interested in questions about how parties organize, intraparty democracy, election campaigning, campaign financing, and the personalization of party politics. My methods training includes qualitative and quantitative research design. Under the supervision of Professor Bill Cross, I have devoted my doctoral studies to examining the balance of power between structural units inside Canadian parties. Some of my research has been published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science and Political Geography. Before arriving in Ottawa, I completed a Master’s of Arts degree at the University of Calgary. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Northern British Columbia, in my hometown of Prince George, B.C. Outside of work, I enjoy spending my time outside and can be found hiking, golfing, fishing, or hunting.