Groupe de recherche en communication politique

Tamara A. Small


Department of Political Science
Téléphone : 519-824-4120 poste 53469

University of Guelph
50, Stone Rd E,
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 2W1


Tamara A. Small (PhD, Queen’s University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. Her research interests focus is digital politics: use and impact of the Internet by Canadian political actors. Her work has been published in the Information Communication and Society, Party Politics and the Canadian Journal of Political Science. She is the co-editor of Mind the Gaps: Canadian Perspectives on Gender and Politics (Fernwood Press) and Political Communication in Canada: Meet the Press, Tweet the Rest (UBC Press). 


  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant (2017 – 2022). Digital Campaigning in Canada: A Comparative Study


Small T. 2019.  “Navigating the principle of open court in the digital age: The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Canadian Public Administration. Early View.

Small T. 2018. “Online Negativity in Canada: Do Canadian Party Leaders Attack on Twitter?” Journal of Language and Politics (Special Issue:  Re/Constructing Politics through Social & Online Media: Ideologies, Discourse & Mediated Political Practices, 17:1.

Small T. 2018. “Tweet by Tweet Broadcasting: Local Candidates Use of Twitter During The 2015 Canadian Federal Election” (with Julie Croskill-Killin) in Political Elites in Canada: Power and Influence in Instantaneous Times (edited by Alex Marland, Thierry Giasson and Andrea Lawlor). Vancouver: UBC Press.

Small T. 2018. “Digital third parties: Understanding the technological challenge to Canada’s third party advertising regime.” Canadian Public Administration, 61(2), pp.266-283.

Small T. 2017. “Online, all the time. The permanent campaign on web platforms” (with Thierry Giasson) in Permanent Campaigning in Canada (edited by Alex Marland, Anna Esselment and Thierry Giasson).  Vancouver: UBC Press.

Small T. 2017. “Online tax filing is an e-government success story.” (with Frédérick Bastien, Harold Jansen, Royce Koop and Thierry Giasson) in Policy Options, April 12, 2017.

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