Mark Pickup

Graduate Program Chair and Associate Professor

Political Science

Mark Pickup

Graduate Program Chair and Associate Professor

Political Science

Education

  • B.Sc., University of Calgary
  • B.A., University of Calgary
  • M.A., University of Calgary
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Research and Supervision Fields

  • Political Psychology and Behaviour
  • Political Methodology
  • Political Communication
  • Election Campaigns and Voting

Teaching Streams

  • Research Methods & Analysis
  • Public Policy & Democratic Governance
  • Diversity & Migration

Biography

Mark Pickup is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University. Mark is a specialist in Political Behaviour, Political Psychology and Political Methodology. Substantively, his research primarily falls into three areas: political identities and political decision-making; conditions of democratic responsiveness and accountability; and polls and electoral outcomes. His research focuses on political information, public opinion, political identities, norms and election campaigns within North American and European countries. His methodological interests concern the analysis of longitudinal data (time series, panel, network, etc.) with secondary interests in Bayesian analysis and survey/lab experiment design.

Democratic Responsiveness Project Datasets

Sample Publications

  • 2019. “Are They Listening? Public Opinion, Interest Groups and Government Responsiveness.” West European Politics 42 (1): 91-112 (with Heike Klüver).
  • 2019. “Rational Learners of Impervious Partisans: Economic News and Partisan Bias in Economic Perceptions.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 52 (2): 303-321 (with Matthew J. Scott).
  • 2018. “For and Against Brexit: A Survey Experiment of the Impact of Campaign Frames on Public Attitudes toward EU Membership.” British Journal of Political Science. DOI:10.1017/S0007123417000667 (with Matthew Goodwin and Simon Hix).
  • 2018. “Problem Detection in Legislative Oversight: An Analysis of Legislative Committee Agendas in the UK and US.” Journal of European Public Policy. DOI:10.1080/13501763.2018.1531910 (with Shaun Bevan and Will Jennings).
  • 2018. “The Influence of Cause and Sectional Group Lobbying on Government Responsiveness.” Political Research Quarterly. DOI:10.1177/1065912918796326 (with Vincent Hopkins and Heike Klüver).

Courses

Future courses may be subject to change.