Loleen Berdahl is Professor and Head of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. After completing her PhD at the University of Calgary, she worked for ten years in the non-profit sector. Her research examines how institutional, cultural, and political factors shape individual attitudes and collaborative decision-making practices, and she has a particular interest in western Canadian politics, regionalism, and federalism. Drawing on her interest in teaching and educational leadership, her work also considers career mentorship, including the use of career skills training in the undergraduate classroom and graduate career mentorship. She is the Principal Investigator for a SSHRC Insight Grant project examining doctoral professional development within the discipline of political science, and her most recent book is Work Your Career: Get What You Want From Your Social Sciences or Humanities PhD (2018, University of Toronto Press; co-author J. Malloy). Loleen is the recipient of three University of Saskatchewan teaching awards. She lives in Saskatoon with her husband, their twin daughters, and a vocal cat.