Allison Harell




UQAM
Department of Political Science
Address: Case postale 8888, succ. Centre-Ville Montréal, QC H3C 3P8
Tel: 514-987-3000 ext. 5676
Fax: 514-987-0218
Email: harell.allison@uqam.ca







Education
PhD, McGill University


Research
Allison Harell is a specialist in political behavior and public opinion in industrialized democracies. In particular, she is interested in the implications of ethnocultural diversity and gender for citizenship. She is the principal investigator of the Race, Gender and the Welfare State survey, a cross-national study of attitudes toward redistribution. She is also a co-investigator of the Canadian Youth Study and a member of Canadian Election Study team. Her research combines traditional survey techniques with experiments in order to capture the ways in which gendered and racial cues influence attitudes. She is the founding co-director of the Political Communication and Public Opinion Laboratory at UQAM.



Research Axis


Axis 3: Representing and Governing Citizens in Critical Times - After learning and practicing democratic citizenship, the next critical steps are representation and governance. Democratic institutions are key elements. They shape the norms and incentives for active citizenship and they link citizens and their representatives in ways that foster accountability, legitimacy and representation. In Québec and Canada, as well as in other countries, confidence of citizens toward the institutions is low, as many dislike the way that members of parliaments behave and consider that politicians don’t honour their promises, hence various political endeavours to reform these institutions. Research on this axis will focus on the role of electoral systems, parliaments, parliamentary debates, and political parties.



Students
Philippe Duguay, PhD
(Start: 2013)



Publications
Social Capital and Ethno-Racial Diversity: Learning to Trust in an Immigrant Society
Journal: Political Studies
Year: 2012


The Limits of Tolerance in Diverse Societies: Hate Speech and Political Tolerance Norms Among Youth
Journal: Canadian Journal of Political Science
Volume: 43
issue: 2
Year: 2010
First Page: 407
Last Page: 432


Political Tolerance, Racist Speech and the Influence of Peer Networks
Journal: Social Science Quarterly
Volume: 91
issue: 3
Year: 2010
First Page: 723
Last Page: 739


Equal Participation but Separate Paths?: Women's Social Capital and Turnout
Journal: Journal of Women, Politics and Policy
Volume: 30
issue: 1
Year: 2009
First Page: 1
Last Page: 22


Is Welfare a Dirty Word?
Journal: Policy Options/Options politiques
Volume: 29
issue: 8
Year: 2008
First Page: 53
Last Page: 56


Explaining Aboriginal Turnout in Federal Elections: Evidence from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
Journal: Aboriginal Policy Research: Voting, Governance and Research Methodology
Volume: 10
Year: 2010
First Page: 3
Last Page: 24
Place: Toronto
Publisher: Thompson Educational Publishing


Diversity and Democratic Politics
Volume: 43
issue: 2
Year: 2010


Reconciling Diversity and Community? Defining Social Cohesion in Democracies
Journal: Theoretical Perspectives on Social Cohesion and Social Capital
Year: 2011
Place: Brussels, Belgium
Publisher: Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts


Experiencing Political Diversity: The Mobilizing Effect of Disagreement Among Youth
Journal: Political Psychology
Year: 2010


Do Diverse Networks Demobilize Young People?
Journal: European Journal on Child and Youth Research
Volume: 3
issue: 7
Year: 2009
First Page: 86
Last Page: 92


Why fear them? Students are just tuning in to democracy
Journal: The Montreal Gazette
Year: 2012
Place: Montreal


The Impact of Economic and Cultural Cues on Support for Immigration in Canada and the US
Journal: Canadian Journal of Political Science
Volume: 45
issue: 3
Year: 2012
First Page: 499
Last Page: 530


L'Administration de la démocratie représentative
Journal: L'administration contemporaine de l'État: une perspective canadienne et québécoise
Year: 2012
Place: Montreal
Publisher: Les Presses de l'Université du Québec


La représentation des femmes à l'élection 2011: avancée permanente ou coup de chance?
Journal: Journal des alternatives
Year: 2011


Parties must address the gender gap
Journal: Montreal Gazette
Year: 2011
Place: Montreal


Election 2011: Viewpoints
Journal: Montreal Gazette (contributions appearing April 8, 13, 14, 22, 29 and May 3, 2011
Year: 2011


Prejudice and Racialization of Welfare in Canada
Journal: Ethnic and Racial Studies
Year: 2013


Revising the Ethnic Vote: Liberal Allegiance and Vote Choice Among Racialized Minorities
Journal: Change and Continuity in Canadian Parties and Elections
Year: 2013
Place: Vancouver
Publisher: UBC Press


Comparing Gendered Political Behaviour in a Multicultural Canada: Between or Among
Journal: Canada Compared
Year: 2012
Place: Vancouver
Publisher: UBC Press


Race of Recipient and Support for Welfare in Canada
Journal: Working Paper 2010s-42
Year: 2010
Place: Montréal
Publisher: CIRANO


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, Protesters
Year: 2008
Place: Montréal
Publisher: McGill University


McGill Youth Study, Wave One: Technical Report and Codebook
Year: 2008
Place: Montréal
Publisher: McGill University


Politics in Peer Groups: Exploring the Causaul Relationship Between Network Diversity and Political Participation
Journal: Political Research Quarterly
Year: 2012


Anti-Gay Sentiment among Adolescents in Belgium and Canada: A Comparative Investigation into the Role of Gender and Religion
Journal: Journal of Homosexuality
Volume: 57
issue: 3
Year: 2010
First Page: 384
Last Page: 400


Public Opinion, Prejudice and the Racialization of Welfare in Canada
Journal: Ethnic and Racial Studies
Volume: 37
issue: 4
Year: 2014
First Page: 2580
Last Page: 2597
Stuart Soroka
Kiera Ladner


Do Attitudes About Immigration Predict Willingness to Admit Individual Immigrants?
Journal: Public Opinion Quarterly
Year: 2013


Locating the Aboriginal Gender Gap: The Political Preferences and Participation of Aboriginal Women in Canada
Journal: Politics and Gender
Volume: 9
issue: 4
Year: 2013
First Page: 414
Last Page: 438


L’appui des Québécoises aux partis politiques provinciaux
Journal: Les Québécois aux urnes: les partis, les médias et les citoyens en champagne
Year: 2013
Place: Montreal
Publisher: PUM


Diversity and Democratic Politics: An Introduction.
Journal: Canadian Journal of Political Science
Volume: 43
issue: 2
Year: 2010
First Page: 235
Last Page: 256


Le « printemps érable » et l’élection québécoise de 2012.
Journal: Les Québécois aux urnes: les partis, les médias et les citoyens en campagne,
Year: 2013
Eva Falk-Pedersen
Pascale Dufour


Boussole électorale vs études électorales : éclairages semblable
Year: 2013
Conference Name: ongrès du réseau des associations francophones de science politique, Luxembourg, World Social Science Forum, Montréal,


Maple Spring Up Close: The Role of Self-Interest and Socio-Economic Resources for Youth Protest
Year: 2013
Eva Falk Pedersen
Pascale Dufour
Conference Name: Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting


Diversity and Democratic Politics: An Introduction
Journal: Revue canadienne de science politique
Volume: 43
issue: 2
Year: 2010
First Page: 235
Last Page: 256


The Consequences of Ethnic Diversity : Advancing the Debate.
Journal: Social Cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America: Mechanisms, Conditions and Causality.
Year: 2015
Publisher: Routledge


Political Culture(s) in Canada : Orientations to Politics in a Pluralist, Multicultural Federation
Journal: Canadian Politics, 6th Edition.
Year: 2014
First Page: 229
Last Page: 248
Lyne Deschatelêts
Publisher: UofT Press


Diversity and Democratic Politics
Journal: Canadian Political Science Review
Volume: 43
issue: 2
Year: 2010
First Page: 235
Last Page: 256
Stuart Soroka


The Sources of Support for Immigration and Immigrants
Year: 2014
Shanto Iyengar
Stuart Soroka
Place: Chicago
Conference Name: Midwest Political Science Association


Racial Cues and Attitudes toward Redistribution : A Comparative Experimental Approach
Year: 2013
Stuart Soroka
Shanto Iyengar
Conference Name: American Political Science Association


Gender, Stereotypes and Political Knowledge
Year: 2013
Melanee Thomas
Tania Gosselin
Place: Naperville
Conference Name: Gender and Political Psychology Research Workshop


Race, Gender and Support for the Welfare State: A Comparative Experimental Approach
Year: 2013
Stuart Soroka
Shanto Iyengar
Conference Name: Association canadienne de science politique (Victoria, BC) & European Political Science Association (Barcelona)


Les émotions, le genre & le traitement de l’information
Year: 2013
Tania Gosselin
Alexandre Duval
Place: Montréal
Conference Name: Société québécoise de science politique


Race, Gender and the Welfare State. A Three Country Online Study
Year: 2013
Place: Montréal
Conference Name: Atelier sur « Web-Based Panel Design »


Measuring Outcomes: Youth and Interculturalism in the Classroom
Year: 2013
Place: Montréal
Conference Name: Colloque « Measuring Interculturalism in Cities »


Gender as a Policy-Relevant Cue : The Difference Motherhood Makes
Year: 2012
Valérie Lapointe
Stuart Soroka
Shanto Iyengar
Place: Banff
Conference Name: Colloque « Mothers and Others »


Racial Cues and Attitudes toward Redistribution: A Comparative Experimental Approach
Year: 2012
Stuart Soroka
Shanto Iyengar
Place: New Orleans
Conference Name: American Political Science Association


Religious Symbols, Multiculturalism and Policy Attitudes
Year: 2012
Stuart Soroka
Jessica Behnke
Place: Edmonton
Conference Name: Association canadienne de science politique


Public Opinion, Prejudice and the Racialization of Welfare in Canada
Year: 2012
Stuart Soroka
Kiera Ladner
Place: Edmonton
Conference Name: Association canadienne de science politique


Attitudes Toward Immigration and Immigrants: The Impact of Economic and Cultural Cues in the US and Canada
Year: 2011
Stuart Soroka
Shanto Iyengar
Place: Seattle
Conference Name: American Political Science Association


Canadians’ Attitudes toward Immigration : Preliminary Results from an Online Experiment on the Impact of Economic and Cultural Cues
Year: 2011
Stuart Soroka
Blake Andrew
Place: Waterloo
Conference Name: Association canadienne de science politique


Convergence générationnelle ? : Les jeunes & la confiance généralisée au Québec & au Canada
Year: 2011
Place: Montréal
Conference Name: Association québécoise de science politique


Locating the Aboriginal Gender Gap : The Political Preferences and Participation of Aboriginal Women in Canada
Year: 2010
Dimitrios Panagos
Place: Montréal
Conference Name: Association canadienne de science politique


A Comparative Approach to Understanding Gendered Political Behaviour in Canada
Year: 2010
Place: Montréal
Conference Name: Association canadienne de science politique


Le vote « ethnique » au Canada : La fidélité au parti libéral en transition
Year: 2010
Place: Québec
Conference Name: Société québécoise de science politique


Le « printemps érables » & l’élection québécoise de 2012
Year: 2013
Eva Falk Pedersen
Pascale Dufour
Place: Québec
Conference Name: Colloque « Élection québécoises 2012 »


Les Québécoises & les élections provinciales
Year: 2013
Place: Québec
Conference Name: Colloque « Élection québécoises 2012 »


Race of Recipient and Support for Welfare
Year: 2010
Stuart Soroka
Place: Chicago
Conference Name: Midwest Political Science Association


Minority-Majority Relations in Canada: The Rights Regime and the Adoption of Multicultural Values
Year: 2009
Conference Name: Association canadienne de science politique (Ottawa) & Diversity and Democratic Politics workshop (Kingston)


Explaining Aboriginal Turnout in Federal Elections: Evidence from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
Year: 2009
Dimitrios Panagos
J. Scott Matthews
Place: Ottawa
Conference Name: Conférence sur la recherche en matière de politiques autochtones


Ethnic Identity in Multinational States: Ethnic Ties and the Development of Generalized Trust
Year: 2008
Place: Boston
Conference Name: American Political Science Association


Network Diversity and Political Participation: A Complication or an Asset?
Year: 2008
Ellen Quintelier
Conference Name: Conférence du Youth and Politics (Bruges) & Conférence de l’European Consortium of Political Research (Pisa)


What Does Politics Mean to You? Young Citizens and Emerging Forms of Political Action
Year: 2008
Ellen Quintelier
Laura Nishikawa
Place: Bruges
Conference Name: Youth and Politics : Strange Bedfellows?


Social Diversity and the Development of Political Tolerance
Year: 2008
Place: Vancouver
Conference Name: Association canadienne de science politique


Reconciling Diversity and Community? Defining Social Cohesion in Developed Democracies
Year: 2008
Place: Brussels
Conference Name: « Theoretical Perspectives on Social Cohesion and Social Capital International »


Racial Cues and Attitudes Toward Redistribution: A Comparative Experimental Approach
Journal: EUI Working Paper Series
Year: 2013
Stuart Soroka
Shanto Iyengar


Race of Recipient and Support for Welfare in Canada
Journal: CIRANO Scientific Publications Series
Year: 2010
Stuart Soroka


“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


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 ? »


Locus of Control and Support for Immigration in Canada, the US and the UK
Journal: Political Psychology
Year: 2016
Stuart Soroka
Shanto Iyengar


Intersectionality and Gendered Political Behaviour in a Multicultural Canada
Journal: Revue canadienne de science politique
Year: 2016


Attitudes toward Work, Motherhood and Parental Leave in Canada, the US and the UK
Journal: Mothers and Others: The Impact of Parenthood on Politics
Year: 2016
Stuart Soroka
Shanto Iyengar
Valérie Lapointe


Religious Symbols, Multiculturalism and Policy Attitudes
Journal: Canadian Journal of Political Science
Volume: 49
issue: 2
Year: 2016
First Page: 335
Last Page: 358
Stuart Soroka
Jessica Behnke


Experiencing Political Diversity: The Mobilizing Effect Among Youth
Journal: Acta Politica
Year: 2016
Ellen Quintelier


Race, Prejudice and Attitudes toward Redistribution : A Comparative Experimental Approach
Journal: European Journal of Political Research
Volume: 55
issue: 4
Year: 2016
First Page: 723
Last Page: 744
Stuart Soroka
Shanto Iyengar


Heterogeneity in the impact of Immigration on Social Welfare spending
Journal: Elgar Handbook on Migration and Social Policy
Year: 2016
Stuart Soroka
Shanto Iyengar


The Social and Civic Sources of Voting and Participation
Year: 2016
Conference Name: Youth Political Participation: The Diverse Roads to Democracy


The Niqab Debate &  the 2015 Election Canadian
Year: 2016
Conference Name: Political Science Association Annual Meeting


Otherness and Electoral Fortunes: The Niqab Debate in the 2015 Election
Year: 2016
Conference Name: Congrès national Metropolis


Acceptance of the Muslim Veil among Canadian Youth
Year: 2016
Chris Liu
Conference Name: Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting


Diversity and the Acceptance of Religious Symbols in Public Life
Year: 2016
Valerie-Anne Maheo
Conference Name: American Political Science Association Annual Meeting


Gendered News Coverage of Canadian Premiers, 2010-2015.
Year: 2016
Melanee Thomas
Tania Gosselin
Conference Name: Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting


The Youth Vote in the 2015 Election
Journal: Canadian Election Analysis: Communication, Strategy and Democracy
Year: 2015
Tania Gosselin
Publisher: UBC Press


The Limits of Tolerance in Diverse Societies: Hate Speech and Political Tolerance Norms among Youth
Journal: Youth and the Extreme Right
Year: 2014
Publisher: IDebate Press


Measuring Outcomes: Youth and Interculturalism in the Classroom
Journal: Interculturalism in Cities: Concept, Policy and Implementation
Year: 2015
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.


Diversity and Social Cohesion
Journal: Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies
Year: 2015
Publisher: Routledge


Les Systèmes d'Aide au Vote peuvent-ils être utiles pour l'étude des élections?
Journal: Revue internationale de la politique comparée
Volume: 22
Year: 2015
First Page: 182


Évaluation et défis à venir pour Politique et sociétés: L'opinion des abonnés
Journal: Politique et Sociétés
Volume: 34
issue: 1
Year: 2015
First Page: 3
Last Page: 9