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Katrine Beauregard

Haydon-Allen Building 22  Acton

ACT 2601  Australia



Phone: +61 2 612 53605

Professional info​

Dr Katrine Beauregard joined the School of Politics and International Relations in January 2015 where she is a Senior Lecturer. Her work focuses on comparative political behaviour and the factors that explain differences among citizens and countries. After completing a master thesis at Université de Montréal on gender differences in political interest among teenagers, she moved to Calgary to pursue a Ph.D. in political science. Her dissertation investigated how political institutions can provide incentives and barriers that affect citizens' political participation differently according to their gender. Dr Beauregard's current projects focus on women's representation in Australian political parties and the impact of sexist attitudes on political behaviour. She was awarded a Discovery for Early Career Research Award fellowship by the Australian Research Council for 2020-2022 to investigate the role of political parties in contributing to gender differences in political engagement. Her previous work has been published in the Australian Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, Politics, Groups and Identities, and Political Research Quarterly. 




Intermediate Spanish

Personnel info​

Curriculum Vitae:       December 2021


Current And                Senior Lecturer  2020 -

Past Appointment:      Lecturer  2015 - 2019


2023           Career re-entry leave, January-February (6 weeks)

2021-2022  Parental leave, December-September (9 months)

Univerity:                    School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National                                                University



                                 RSSS Building (Building 146)

                                 Acton ACT 2601



Phone:                        +61 2 612 53605




Citizenship:                 Canadian, Australian


Language:                  French, English, Intermediate Spanish


Research Interests:    political behaviour; gender and politics


Teaching Interests:     research methods and quantitative analysis; political behaviour; gender                                      and politics; comparative politics


Ph.D. (Political Science), University of Calgary (2008-2014)

Dissertation: Gender Gaps in Political Participation in a Cross-National Perspective: The Gendered Effects of Political Institutions

Supervisor: Brenda O’Neill

Supervisory Committee: Susan Franceschet and Lisa Young

Examination Committee: Richard Matland and Jenny Godley

Examination Fields: Comparative Politics, Canadian Politics


M.Sc. (Science politique), Université de Montréal (2006-2008)

Thesis : L’intérêt politique chez les adolescents selon les sexes

Supervisor : André Blais


B.Sc (Science politique), Université de Montréal (2003-2005)


Diplôme d’études collégiales en science de la nature (profil sciences de la santé)

Collège de Maisonneuve (2000-2002)


“When do Political Parties Represent Women: Gender Differences in Party Support and Political Engagement in a Comparative Perspective” Book project.


“Political scandal and elite influence on support for gender quotas: evidence from Australia” with Andrea Carson, Leah Ruppanner and Jill Sheppard.


Katrine Beauregard and Marija Taflaga. 2023.“Party quotas and gender differences in candidate experience in Australia: 1987-2016.” Parliamentary Affairs 76(2): 360-381. DOI: 10.1093/pa/gsab061.

Katrine Beauregard, Mirya Holman, and Jill Sheppard. 2022. “Sexism and attitudes toward policy spending in Australia and the United States.” Frontiers in Political Science 4:892111. DOI: 10.3389/fpos.2022.892111. 


Katrine Beauregard, Brenda O’Neill, and Elisabeth Gidengil. 2022. “Women, support for sovereignty, and feminism: The case of Québec.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 10(1): 41-62. DOI: 10.1080/21565503.2020.1748070.


Katrine Beauregard. 2021. “Sexism and the Australian Voter: How Sexist Attitudes Influenced Vote Choice in the 2019 Federal Election.” Australian Journal of Political Science 56(3): 298-317. DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2021.1971834.


Katrine Beauregard and Jill Sheppard. 2021. “Anti-women but pro-quota: Disaggregating sexism and support for gender quota policies.” Political Psychology 42(2): 219-237. DOI: 10.1111/POPS.12696.


Marija Taflaga and Katrine Beauregard. 2020. “The merit of party institutions: women’s descriptive representation and Conservative parties in Australia and the United Kingdom.” Journal of Women, Politics & Policy 41(1): 66-90. DOI: 10.1080/1554477X.2020.1701934


Jill Sheppard and Katrine Beauregard. 2018. “Early voting in Australia: The costs and benefits of convenience.”Political Science 70(2): 117-134. 


Katrine Beauregard. 2018. “Partisanship and the gender gap: Support for gender quotas in Australia.” Australian Journal of Political Science 53(3): 290-319. 


Katrine Beauregard. 2018. "Women’s representation and gender gaps in political participation: Do time and success matter in a cross-national perspective?" Politics, Groups, and Identities 6(2): 237-263.


Katrine Beauregard. 2017. "Quotas and gender gaps in political participation among established industrial democracies: Distinguishing within- and across-country effects." Political Research Quarterly 70(3): 657-672.


Katrine Beauregard. 2016. “At the intersection of gender and language: Why do Francophone women have lower levels of political participation?” American Review of Canadian Studies 46(1): 74-92.


Katrine Beauregard. 2014. "Gender, Political Participation, and Electoral Systems: A Cross-National Analysis."European Journal of Political Research 53(3): 617-634.


Katrine Beauregard. 2023. “Immigration status and public opinion.” In Cameron D. Anderson and Mathieu Turgeon, eds, Comparative Public Opinion. London: Routledge, 80-104. DOI: 10.4324/9781003121992-8. 

Jennifer Curtin and Katrine Beauregard. 2021. “The Representation of Women in Australian Politics.” In Alan Fenna and Rob Manwaring, eds, Government and Politics in Australia, 11th edition. Melbourne, Vic: Pearson Australia, 220-237.


Katrine Beauregard. 2018. “Gender, voting, and women’s representation in the 2016 Australian election.” In Shaun Wilson and Markus Hadler, eds, Australian Social Attitudes IV: Australia in the Age of Insecurity. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 99-116. 


Katrine Beauregard. 2016. “Review of “The Gendered Effects of Electoral Institutions: Political Engagement and Participation” by Miki Caul Kittilson and Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer. Published by Oxford University Press, 2012. Canadian Journal of Political Science 49(3): 584-586. 


Tom Flanagan and Katrine Beauregard. 2013. "The Wealth of First Nations. An Exploratory Study". Center for Aboriginal Policy Studies. Fraser Institute.


American Political Science Association Annual Meeting: 2018, 2019, 2022

Australian Political Studies Conference: 2015, 2022

Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science Conference: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022

Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting: 2012, 2019

Congrès annuel de la Société québécoise de science politique: 2011

European Conference on Politics and Gender: 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019

European Consortium for Political Research General Conference: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020

Midwest Political Science Association Conference: 2016, 2018

Prairie Political Science Association Conference: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015

New Zealand Political Studies Conference: 2015

World Congress of Political Science: 2016, 2018



2019  A Feminist Institutionalist Approach to Women in Leadership in Vietnam Workshop,

          University of New South Wales, August 5.

2016 Gendered Innovation in Political Science Workshop, Australian National University,

         November 10-11. 





2023 Gender and politics program, Premier’s Spirit of Democracy Study Tour, Department of 

         Education, Victoria, Australia, April 19. 

2022 Keynote speaker (online), Victorian Students’ Parliamentary Program, Department of 

         Education, August 25.

2019 The State of Australian Politics panel, The Australian National University, April 17.

2018 Diversity in Politics and Policy panel, Girls Parliament Takeover.


Katrine Beauregard and Marija Taflaga. 2020. “The merit of party institutions: Women’s descriptive representation and Conservative parties in Australia and the United Kingdom.” POP Politics AUS, March 11. Blog post.


Marija Taflaga and Katrine Beauregard. 2019. “Why a code of conduct may not be enough to change the boy’s club culture in the Liberal Party.” The Conversation and ABC News. August 6. Opinion.


Katrine Beauregard. 2018."Trois conseils lorsqu’on shouhaite travailler en Australie.” Praxis: The CPSA Career Blog/Le Blogue Carrière de L’ACSP. October 2. Blog post. 


Katrine Beauregard. 2018 “Le mythe de la compétence et la loi sur la parité en politique.” Le Devoir, May 24. Op-ed. 


Katrine Beauregard. 2018. “Partisanship and the gender gap: Support for gender quotas in Australia.” POP Politics AUS, April 26; Democratic Audit UK, May 4. Blog post.


Katrine Beauregard. 2014. "Les quotas et les femmes en politiques." La Presse. May 8. Op-ed


Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University

EURO 2003 – European Union: Policies, Institutions and Challenges (2015; 2016; 2017)

POLS 2111 – Elections, Political Behaviour and Public Opinion in Australia (with Ian McAllister; 2015; 2016; 2018; 2019; 2021)

POLS 2044 (formerly 3025) – Contemporary Political Analysis (with Matthew Kerby; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019)

POLS 2134 – Gender and Politics (2017; 2018; 2019)

POLS 3034 – Comparative Political Parties (2015)


Instructor, ANU Online Summer School in Political Analysis

FC1 – Foundations of Research Design (2021)


Sessional Instructor, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary (2012-2014)

POLI 201 - Introduction to Government and Politics

POLI 359 - Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLI 399 – Research Methods (co-taught with Paul Fairie)

POLI 477 – American Government


Sessional Instructor, Department of Political Science, University of Lethbridge (2013)

POLI 2610A – Introductory Research Methods


Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary (2008-2014)

POLI 225 – Canadian Politics: A Comparative View

POLI 399 – Research Methods


Teaching Assistant, Département de science politique, Université de Montréal (2006-2008)

POL 1008 – Forces et comportements politiques

POL 2005 – Les élections 



Maxime Schumann-Morin. 2020. “The Political Utility of Trust: Exploring the Relationship between Trust in Government and Support for Government Spending in Australia.” Australian National University.


Grace Sixsmith. 2020. “The Substantive Representation of Australian’s Women Policy Preferences.” Australian National University.

James Kitchen. 2018. “Eyes on the East: European Cohesion Policy and Public Opinion in Poland”. Australian National University.


Joseph Lewis-Hughes. 2018. “The Strategic Use of Misinformation: The Association between Misinformation and Framing”. Australian National University.


Isadora Bogle. 2016. “Media framing of female politicians: Evidence from Australia”. Australian National University.


Angus Wilson Mackie. 2016. “Why do Legislators Cross the Floor in the Australian Parliament?”. Australian National University.


Ph.B. (Undergraduate thesis)

Mitchell Porter. 2017. “Free Time, Gender and Political Participation”. Australian National University.


2020-2022 – Discovery Early Career Research Award, Australian Research Council ($411,167)



2018 – ANU Early Career Researcher Travel Grant, Australian National University ($3,000)


2018 – Humanities Research Centre/College of Arts and Social Sciences Research Development Grant, Australian National University ($3,000)


2018 – Gender Institute funding for signature event, Australian National University (with Mary Lou Rasmussen) ($10,000)


2018 - College of Arts and Social Sciences Internal Small Grant, Australian National University (with Zoe Robinson) ($6,000)


2017 – College of Arts and Social Sciences Internal Small Grant, Australian National University (with Jillian Sheppard) ($7,500)


2016 – Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Travel Grant, Australian National University ($3,000)



2010-2011 – Queen Elizabeth II Doctoral Scholarship, Government of Alberta, Canada


2010 – Mobility Fund for Graduate Students, European Consortium for Political Research Summer Schools


2010 – Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Scholarship, University of Calgary


2008-2012 - Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship, University of Calgary


2008 – Dean’s Entrance Scholarship, University of Calgary


2003-2005 – Liste d’excellence du doyen, Université de Montréal


Australian National University

2023-2025 Humanities and Social Sciences Delegated Ethics Review Committee

2023          Conference organiser, Women and politics workshop (with Sonia Palmieri)

2021.         Acting Director, Centre for the Study of Australian Politics

2019-2021 Executive Committee, School of Politics and International Relations

2015-2020 Research Committee, School of Politics and International Relations

2015-2017 Research Committee, College of Arts and Social Sciences

2016.         Selection Committee, Australian politics and comparative public policy job, School of  

                  Politics and International Relations


2023          Selection Committee, Research Fellow in Political Science, Griffith University, Brisbane,


2022          Australian Political Studies Association Journal List Review Committee

2021-2024 Executive Board member, RC19 – Gender Politics and Policy, International Political

                  Science Association 

2020.         Section Chair, European Consortium for Political Research 14th General Conference

2019-2022 Editorial Board, Political Behavior

2018-2023 Steering Committee, Comparative Candidate Survey


Manuscript Reviewer

American Journal of Political Science; American Political Science Review; Australian Feminist Studies; Australian Journal of Political Science; Canadian Journal of Political Science; European Journal of Political Research; European Sociological Review; Gender, Work & Organization; International Journal of Public Administration; International Political Science Review; Journal of Politics; Journal of Women, Politics & Policy; Legislative Studies Quarterly; Political Behavior; Politics & Gender; Policy Studies; Political Research Quarterly; Public Opinion Quarterly; Representation; The British Journal of Politics and International Relations; The Journal of Legislative Studies



Lecturing as Performance, Professional Development Program, Australian National University



European Consortium on Political Research, Summer School in Methods and Techniques

Multivariate statistical analysis and comparative cross-national surveys data

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