Associate Professor and Director, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Program (Inter-Faculty Programs)
Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 2361
Office: Chrysler Hall North 1155
Winter 2013 office hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm; or by appointment
Ph.D., University of Calgary, 2000
45-100 Introduction to Canadian Government and Politics
45-212 Environmental Policy and Politics (Fall 2012)
45-213 Public Opinion, Mass Media, and Canadian Democracy (Winter 2013)
45-275 Research Methods in Political Science (Winter 2013)
45-421 Seminar in Canadian Public Policy (Fall 2012)
45-422 Seminar in Public Policy Analysis
45-488 Special Topics: Public Policy Analysis
45-500 Scope and Approaches to Political Science
45-521 Canadian Public Policy (Fall 2012)
45-575 Quantitative Methods in Political Science (syllabus)
I have always been fascinated by how people get their ideas, what forms their opinion, and under what circumstances they change their minds. My research and teaching examine how the media influence the news, and how that impacts the creation of public policy. Specifically I am interested in understanding how political parties shape the media message and the role the media play in framing those messages. I am currently finishing a project with my UWindsor colleagues W.C. Soderlund, K. Hildebrandt, and C. Brin (Laval) which answers the question of whether converged news rooms are independent of each other.
In March 2013, Dr. Miljan was named to a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Council of Canadian Academies. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Miljan to the Board of Governors,” said Elizabeth Parr-Johnston, Chair of the Council’s Board of Governors. “Her background in Canadian public policy will be an asset to our Board as we work to ensure that the best science-based information is made available to policy and decision makers, and to all Canadians.” Read more about the Council of Canadian Academies here, and more on Dr. Miljan's appointment to the Board here.
Miljan, L. (2012) Public Policy in Canada, 6th ed. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
Soderlund, W., C. Brin, L. Miljan, and K. Hildebrandt. (2012) Media Ownership and Democratic Practice in Canada: The Impact of Convergence on Content Sharing. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press.
Miljan, L. and B. Cooper (2003) Hidden Agendas: How Journalists Influence the News. Vancouver: UBC Press. (Shortlisted for the 2003 Donner Prize)
Articles and book chapters
Miljan, L. (2011) “Television Frames of the 2008 Liberal and New Democrat Accord.” Canadian Journal of Communication, 36 (4), 559-578.
Miljan, L., (2011) “Bias in the Media.” In M. Charlton and P. Barker (eds), Crosscurrents: Contemporary Political Issues, Seventh edition. Toronto: Nelson Education, 356-367.
Miljan, L. (2007) “Tilting at Windmills: Wind Power in Ontario and Local Community Response.” The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2:4 (99-114).
Miljan, L. (2007) “Do Canadians Have a Balanced Media Diet?” In Joshua Greenberg and Charlene Elliott, Communications in Question: Canadian Perspectives on Controversial Issues in Communication Studies. Toronto: Thomson-Nelson.
Miljan, L. (2006) “Distracted Voters: Media Coverage of the 2000 Federal Election Campaign.” In Mary Kirtz, Mark Kasoff, Rick Farmer and John Green (eds), The Elections of 2000: Politics, Culture and Economics in North America. Akron: University of Akron Press.
Miljan, L., and B. Cooper. (2000) “Censorship by Inadvertence? Selectivity in the production of TV News.” In Klaus Peterson and Alan Hutchinson (eds), Censorship in Canada Today. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 318-333.