Dr. Andrea Lawlor

Dr. Andrea Lawlor

Associate Professor

Office: DL240

E-mail: andrea.lawlor@uwo.ca

Research Interests:

Media and Politics, Comparative Public Policy, Immigration Policy, Pension Policy, Personal Financial Policy, Canadian Political Institutions 

Dr. Lawlor currently holds a SSHRC Insight Development Grant with Dr. Erin Crandall (Acadia) for their collaborative project: “Third Party Campaign Spending: Weak Policy, Weakened Engagement?” (2015-2017)

Education:

  • PhD  McGill University
  • MA  University of British Columbia
  • BA (Hons)  McMaster University

Courses Taught:

  • Politics 1020: Introduction to Politics
  • Politics 2230: Introduction to Canadian Politics
  • Politics 3303: Introduction to Canadian Law
  • Politics 3309: Contemporary Social Policy in Canada
  • Politics 3324: Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science
  • Politics 3360: Politics and the Mass Media
  • Politics 4435: Canadian Public Policy

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Erin Crandall and Andrea Lawlor. 2017. “Regulating Third Party Spending in Canada and the United Kingdom: A Comparative Policy Framework,” Public Policy & Administration, 32(4).

Andrea Lawlor and Erin Tolley. [Forthcoming] 2017. “Deciding What’s Legitimate: Canadian News Media Framing of Refugee Admissions and Settlement,” International Journal of Communication, 11(2): 967–991.

Erin Crandall and Andrea Lawlor. 2017. “The Politics of Judicial Appointment: Do Party Connections Impede the Appointment of Women to Canada’s Federally Appointed Courts?,” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 49(2): 1-25. DOI: 10.1017/S0008423917000014

Tracy Carrier-Smith and Andrea Lawlor. 2016. “A Critical Discourse Evaluation of Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy,” accepted for publication at Critical Social Policy.

Deserai Crow and Andrea Lawlor. 2016. “Media in the Policy Process,” accepted for publication at Review of Policy Research.

Erin Crandall and Andrea Lawlor. 2015. “Courting Controversy: Evaluating Canadian Parliamentary Review of Supreme Court Candidates,” Canadian Parliamentary Review, 38(4): 35-43.

Andrea Lawlor. 2015. “Getting Citizens to Save: Media Influence on Incentive-Based Policies,” Journal of Social Policy, 45(2): 201-222.

Andrea Lawlor and Erin Crandall. 2015. “Questioning judges with a questionable process: An analysis of committee appearances by Canadian Supreme Court nominee,” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 48(2): 329-355.

Andrea Lawlor. 2015. “Framing Immigration Policy in the Canadian and British News Media,” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 48(2): 329-355.

Andrea Lawlor and J.P. Lewis. 2015. “‘Expansion In Progress’: Understanding Portfolio Adoption in the Canadian Provinces, 1982-2012,” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 48(1): 29-50.

Andrea Lawlor. 2015. “Local and National Accounts of Immigration Framing in a Cross-National Perspective,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(3).

Erin Crandall and Andrea Lawlor. 2014. “Third Party Election Spending in Canada and the United Kingdom: A Comparative Analysis,” Election Law Journal, 13(4): 476-492.

Andrea Lawlor and J.P. Lewis. 2014. “Evolving structure of governments: Portfolio adoption across the Canadian provinces from 1867–2012,” Canadian Public Administration, 57(4): 589-608.

Sean Clouston, Ashton Verdery and Andrea Lawlor. 2014. “The Role of Partnership Status on Late-life Physical Function,” Canadian Journal on Ageing, 34(1): 413-425.

Andrea Lawlor and Erin Crandall. 2013. “Committee performance in the Senate of Canada: some sobering analysis for the chamber of ‘sober second thought’,” Comparative and Commonwealth Politics, 51(4): 1-20.

Stuart Soroka, Stephen Farnsworth, Lori Young and Andrea Lawlor. 2012. “Event-Driven Environmental News in the U.S. and Canada,” Electronic Media and Politics, 1(10): 143-157.

Andrea Lawlor and Erin Crandall. 2011. “Understanding third-party advertising: An analysis of the 2004, 2006 and 2008 Canadian elections,” Canadian Public Administration, 54(3): 509-529.

Book Chapters

Andrea Lawlor. 2017. “The Message Despite the Media? Conservative Parties’ Relationship with the Press,” in Joanna Everitt and J.P. Lewis, eds. The Blueprint: Conservatives and Canadian Politics, 1993-2013. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. pp. 198-220.

Andrea Lawlor. 2017. “Media-Messaging parallelism: Gatekeeping partisan messaging during the permanent campaign,” in Permanent Campaigning in Canada, Alex Marland, Thierry Giasson and Anna Lennox Esselment (eds.). Vancouver: UBC Press. pp. 67-86.

Andrea Lawlor. 2016/7. “Local and National Accounts of Immigration Framing in a Cross-National Perspective,” in Erik Bleich, Irene Bloemraad and Els de Graauw, eds. Migrants, Minorities, and the Media: Information, representations, and participation in the public sphere. London: Routledge.

Adam Mahon, Andrea Lawlor and Stuart Soroka. 2014. “The Mass Media and Welfare Policy Framing: A Study in Policy Definition,” in Alex Marland, Thierry Giasson and Tamara Small, eds. Political Communication in Canada: Meet the Press and Tweet the Rest. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. pp. 160-178.

Andrea Lawlor and Frédérick Bastien. 2013. “La couverture de la campagne par la presse écrit,” in Éric Bélanger, Frédérick Bastien, François Gélineau, eds. Les Québécois aux urnes. Les partis, les médias et les citoyens en campagne. Montreal: Université de Montréal Presse. pp. 109-122.

Andrea Lawlor and Eric Bélanger. 2013. “The ADQ-Conservative Alliance and the Emergence of an électorat bleu in Québec,” in David Rayside and James Farney, eds. Conservatism in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 392-416.

Stuart Soroka, Andrea Lawlor, Stephen Farnsworth and Lori Young. 2012. “Mass Media and Policymaking,” in Wu Xun, M. Ramesh, Michael Howlett, Scott Fritzen & Eduardo Araral, eds. Routledge Handbook of Public Policy. London: Routledge. pp. 204-214.

Other Contributions

Anna Esselement, Thierry Giasson, Andrea Lawlor, Alex Marland and Tamara Small. 2015. “Editors’ Remarks: Recapping the 2015 Federal Election,” Samara Special Issue on the 2015 Federal Election. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Andrea Lawlor and Erin Crandall. 2015. “Third Parties in the 2015 Federal Election: Partying like its 1988?,” Samara Special Issue on the 2015 Federal Election. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Thomas M.J. Bateman and Andrea Lawlor. 2015. “Constitutional Issues in the 2015 Federal Election,” Samara Special Issue on the 2015 Federal Election. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Andrea Lawlor and Erin Crandall. 2015. “More money, more problems: Canadians should be aware of the impact of third parties on the federal campaign,” Policy Options, September 2015.