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Associate Professor, University of Guelph

Tamara A. Small (PhD, Queen’s University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. Her research interests focus is digital politics: use and impact of the digital technologies by Canadian political actors. In addition to conducting research on e-campaigning in the last five Canadian federal elections, she has published work on political memes and the regulatory framework for digital technologies in Canadian elections. She is the co-author of Fighting for Votes: Parties, the Media and Voters in an Ontario Election (UBC Press) and the co-editor of Political Communication in Canada: Meet the Press, Tweet the Rest (UBC Press) and Mind the Gaps: Canadian Perspectives on Gender and Politics (Fernwood Press). Her work has been published in the Information Communication and Society, Party Politics and the Canadian Journal of Political Science. She is a team member of Online Citizenship Canada supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). She is the primary investigator on the SSHRC funded project called Digital Campaigning in Canada: A Comparative Study. During the 2018-19 academic year, she will hold the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee).


  • –present
    Associate Professor, University of Guelph


  • 2006 
    Queen's University , Political Studies