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Jonathan Malloy

Canadian political institutions; Religion and politics

Degrees:BA (Waterloo) MA (Queen's) PhD (Toronto)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1189
Office:B640 Loeb Building


Jonathan Malloy is Professor in the Department of Political Science and has served as Chair of the Department since 2012 (on leave 2015-16). He joined Carleton University in 2000 after receiving his PhD from the University of Toronto, following earlier degrees from the University of Waterloo and Queen’s University.

He is a scholar of Canadian politics. His research on Parliament has focused particularly on parliamentary committees and he served as president of the Canadian Study of Parliament Group from 2009-13. More recent work has also focused on prime ministers and political leadership. His most recent major publications are two books on Ontario politics – The Politics of Ontario, co-edited with Cheryl Collier, the first text on Ontario government and politics in two decades, and Fighting for Votes, co-authored with William Cross, Tamara Small and Laura Stephenson, the first ever book-length study of a provincial election in Canada. He has also written extensively on religion and politics.

His current research focuses on PhD career development and mentoring in Canadian universities and in the discipline of political science.

He has been a visiting Fulbright Chair at Duke University and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University; served on the board and executive committee of the Canadian Political Science Association; and attended the annual meetings of the Canadian Political Science Association consecutively since 1995, which to his knowledge is the second-best current streak in the Association. In 1992-93 he was an Ontario Legislative Intern, an experience that changed his life and set the direction of his professional career.

He is from Elmira, Ontario.

Selected Publications

“Political opportunity structures, evangelical Christians and morality politics in Canada, Australia and New Zealand” Australian Journal of Political Science 52:3 (2017)

The Politics of Ontario, edited with Cheryl Collier. (University of Toronto Press, 2017).

Fighting for Votes: Parties, the Media, and Voters in an Ontario Election, with William P. Cross, Tamara A. Small and Laura B. Stephenson  (University of British Columbia Press, 2015)

“Between America and Europe: Religion, Politics and Evangelicals in Canada” Politics, Religion and Ideology 12:3 (2011)

“Mulroney’s Shadows: The Many Images of Canada’s Eighteenth Prime Minister,” Canadian Political Science Review 4:1 (March 2010)

Between Colliding Worlds: The Ambiguous Existence of Government Agencies For Aboriginal and Women’s Policy (University of Toronto Press, 2003)

“High Discipline, Low Cohesion? The Uncertain Patterns of Canadian Parliamentary Parties,” Journal of Legislative Studies 9:3 (Winter 2003)