Feodor Snagovsky, PhD (ANU), MA (Ottawa), BScH (Queens)

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept
Email
feodor.snagovsky@ualberta.ca

Address
Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
EdmontonAB
T6G 2H4

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Canadian politics political behaviour comparative politics political elites representation


About

Dr. Feo Snagovsky is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta. Prior to starting his position in 2020, he received a BScH in Life Sciences from Queen's University, an MA in Political Science at the University of Ottawa, and a PhD from the Australian National University. Prior to starting his doctorate, Dr. Snagovsky participated in the CPSA's Parliamentary Internship Programme (PIP), where he worked for both government and opposition Members of Parliament in Ottawa. He is also the recipient of several teaching awards, including the College of Arts and Social Sciences Award (2019) and the Vice Chancellor's Award (2020) for Excellence in Education from the Australian National University.



Research

Dr. Snagovsky specializes in the comparative analysis of elections and political behaviour – particularly in the role that political elites play in shaping identity and public opinion. His doctoral work examined how the descriptive representation of ethnic minorities in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom influences how members of those groups feel about the responsiveness of government. His research has also examined other aspects of voter behaviour, ministerial careers, party switching, political staff, and political parties. His current work examines the impact of white identity on politics in Canada and Australia, voters' attitudes towards authoritarian leaders in advanced democracies, the role of political staff in representation, and post-ministerial careers in Canada. Dr. Snagovsky's research has appeared in Parliamentary Affairs, Government and Opposition, Electoral Studies, the Canadian Journal of Political Science and the Australian Journal of Political Science.


Teaching

Dr. Snagovsky would welcome supervising honours and graduate students in the fields of Canadian and comparative politics, particularly those working on questions related to voter behaviour, elections, political parties, representation, and political elites. He is interested in supervising students who use qualitative or quantitative methods.

Courses

POL S 224 - Canadian Government

Examines the constitutional and institutional foundations of Canadian government. Not to be taken by students with credit in POL S 220. Prerequisite: POL S 101 or consent of Department.

Fall Term 2022

POL S 411 - Quantitative Political Analysis

The applied study of selected political research methods. Preparation, analysis, and communication of quantitative data about politics and public policy. Prerequisite: Any 200-level POL S course or Department consent.

Fall Term 2022

POL S 422 - Political Behaviour

Key debates about the determinants and patterns of Canadian and comparative political behaviour, such as political knowledge and attitudes, electoral behavior, and political activism. Prerequisite: Any 200-level POL S course or Department consent.

Winter Term 2023

POL S 511 - Quantitative Political Analysis

The applied study of selected political research methods. Preparation, analysis, and communication of quantitative data about politics and public policy.

Fall Term 2022

POL S 553 - Political Behaviour

Key debates about the determinants and patterns of Canadian and comparative political behaviour, such as political knowledge and attitudes, electoral behavior, and political activism.

Winter Term 2023

POL S 803 - Policy Studies Practicum I

Students must complete a minimum 30-hour research project with a policy organization chosen in consultation with the Program Coordinator. POL S 803 is graded on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: consent of Department

Spring Term 2022

POL S 804 - Policy Studies Practicum II

Students must complete a minimum 30-hour research project with a policy organization chosen in consultation with the Program Coordinator. POL S 804 is graded on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

Summer Term 2022

POL S 902 - Policy Studies Capstone Seminar

Integrate and synthesize public policy concepts, principles, and theories and apply critical thinking and communication skills in a project of relevance to the study and practice of policy studies. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

Fall Term 2022

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