Faculty

Peter Loewen

Curriculum Vitae

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Office Location

CG

Phone Number

416-978-5120

Email Address

peter.loewen@utoronto.ca

Website

www.peterjohnloewen.com/

Area Group(s)

  • Canadian Government
  • Methods
  • Comparative Politics

Education

  • B.A., Mount Allison University
  • Ph.D., L'Université de Montréal

Peter Loewen

Professor
Director, School of Public Policy and Governance

Biography

Peter Loewen is the Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He works on questions of elite and citizen behaviour and the role of technology in improving governance and representation. He has published in leading journals including the American Political Science Review, Proceedings of the National Academic of Sciences, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Transactions of the Royal Society B, and Political Communication. His research has been funded by SSHRC, the European Research Council, the Government of Ontario, and other organizations. He regularly engages in public debate, and acts as a consultant to several public and private organizations. Previously, he served as the Director of the Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He received his PhD from the Université de Montréal and his BA from Mount Allison University.

Research Interests

  • Canadian Politics
  • Elections
  • Political Behaviour
  • Genopolitics
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Experimentation

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