Brian Budd

Graduate Program: 
PHD.POLS
Hometown: 
Mississauga, ON
Supervisor: 
Dr. David MacDonald

Research Interests

My dissertation research is comprised of a comparative analysis of news media representations of Indigenous political issues and stories in Canada.

The aim of my research is to understand the degree to which the news media have evolved or changed in response to the recommendations released by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. A second area of research interest for me is the role of populism in Canadian federal and provincial politics, with a specific focus on political leadership and discourses among right-wing politicians and parties.