Lynda J. Erickson


B.A., Ph.D. (University of Alberta)


Lynda J. Erickson, Professor, specializes in Canadian government and politics, political parties, political behaviour, public opinion and women and politics. Her recent publications include articles on the gender gap in voting, support for ethnic candidates in elections, internal party politics in the NDP, nomination practices in the federal parties and voting patterns for women candidates. She is also a former assistant editor of the Canadian Journal of Political Science.

Dr. Erickson is also co-author of Grassroots Politicians: Party Activists in BC (1991), and is currently working on a project on public opinion and the welfare state.