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Rob Currie-Wood

PhD student

Electoral politics captivates me. I am especially interested with the institutional dynamics inside and between political organizations. My research focuses on the ways that political parties adapt their campaign organizations to meet evolving institutional, social, and competitive demands. I completed my MA thesis, titled “Playing in the Margins: Collaboration Between Local Party Organizations in the Canadian Party System,” at the University of Calgary, under the supervision of Anthony M. Sayers. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Northern British Columbia, majoring in political science with a minor in economics. I worked as a constituency organizer for federal and provincial politicians before pursuing graduate studies at Carleton University. My brush with party politics has informed my passion for the local dynamics of political organizations.