Nick Ruderman joined Concordia’s Department of Political Science in Fall, 2019 from McGill University, where he was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science and at the Inter-University Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto in 2017.
He has research interests in Canadian and comparative politics and policy, public opinion, and political behaviour, with a particular emphasis on questions concerning populist anti-elitism, perceptions of corruption, and shifting patterns of traditional and non-traditional political participation. Nick also acts as an academic advisor to the Samara Centre for Democracy, a non-partisan democracy promotion research organization devoted to encouraging civic engagement in Canada.
His recent publications have appeared in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, the American Review of Canadian Studies and the edited volume Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up: Perceptions and Performance (UBC Press).