Valérie-Anne Mahéo



Université de Montreal

Department of Political Science
Start: 2016
Finish: 2018
Supervisor: André Blais
Email: va.maheo@mail.mcgill.ca




prev awards
Bourse de recherche postdoctorale, Fonds de recherche du Québec - société et culture (FRQSC), 2016-2018; Dean of Arts Development Fund, McGill University, 2013; Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University, 2013; Dean of Arts Fellowship, McGill University, 2013; Faculty of Arts Graduate Student Travel Award, McGill University, 2012; Graduate Research Scholarship, Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, 2010; Doctoral Research Scholarship, Fonds Québécois de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture, 2010-12; Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Politique Scientifique Fédérale Belge, 2008


research
Valérie-Anne Mahéo's postdoctoral research focuses on inequalities in political deliberation. The objective is to examine experimentally how the institutional design of deliberation impacts (in)equality of participation in deliberation. Her doctoral research examined the causal link between education and political participation. Many cross-sectional studies have established a positive relationship between individual education and political participation. However, more recent quasi-experimental and longitudinal studies have questioned the causality of this relationship. She found that the effect of education on participation is not the same for the socio-economically advantaged and the disadvantaged individuals. In fact, socio-economically disadvantaged individuals prove to reap more political benefits from university education than the more socio-economically advantaged ones. She also investigated the political effects of a voting aid application and found that different groups of citizens benefited in different ways from such voter education tool.


education
PhD in Political Science, McGill University, Montreal (2016); Master in Political Science, Université de Montréal, Montréal (2005); Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Economics, McGill University, Montreal (2001)


Supervisors

Publications
The Potential of Internet Mobilization. An Experimental Study on the Effect of Internet and Face-to-Face Mobilization Efforts
Journal: Political Communication
Volume: 27
issue: 4
Year: 2010
Sara Vissers


“Bridging Differences: Youth Diversity and Civic Values: Five Bilingual Reports for Survey Participants of the McGill Youth Survey (Schools, Pupils, Online Group members, Association members, Proteste
Year: 2008


“Bridging Differences: Youth Diversity and Civic Values: Five Bilingual Reports for Survey Participants of the McGill Youth Survey (Schools, Pupils, Online Group members, Association members, Proteste
Year: 2008


The Impact of Mobilization Tools on Offline Life and Online Participation: Are mobilization effects medium specific?
Journal: Social Science Computer Review
Volume: 30
issue: 2
Year: 2012


Les jeunes et la participation politique : Étude canadienne de la jeunesse
Year: 2013
Place: Montreal
Conference Name: Colloque « Y a-t-il une relève politique au Québec ? »