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Amanda Bittner - Memorial University. St. John's, NF, CA

Amanda Bittner Amanda Bittner

Associate Professor | Memorial University

St. John's, NF, CANADA | twitter: @amandabittner | tel: (709) 864-8186 | email:


Amanda Bittner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Memorial University.

She studies public opinion and voting, and her broad research interests include the effects of knowledge and information on voter decision-making, as well as the institutional and structural incentives affecting voting behavior in both Canadian and Comparative contexts.

She is currently working on a number of on-going projects in various areas, including: voters’ evaluations of party leaders and the effects of those evaluations on vote choice;
voters’ attitudes about women in politics; the impact of gender on public opinion; the role of parenthood in politics; voter turnout; voters’ attitudes about immigration; the impact of political knowledge on vote choice and issue attitudes

Areas of Expertise (10)


Voting Behavior

Public Opinion

Political Psychology

Gender and Politics

Women and Politics

Survey Research

Canadian Politics

American Politics

Party leaders

Education (3)

University of British Columbia: PhD, Political Science 2008

University of British Columbia: MA, Political Science 2004

University of Toronto: Hons BA, Political Science 2002

Languages (2)

  • English
  • French