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CANCELLED: Inside the Ivory Tower – Do Men’s and Women’s Attitudes to Fracking Differ?

April 29, 2020



Inside the Ivory Tower features lunch-hour talks by Mount Allison University researchers. Sessions occur on the last Wednesday of each month in the Council Chambers, Sackville Town Hall from 12 noon-1 pm. Four talks are scheduled for this term.

Dr. Jessica Andersson-Hudson, Department of Politics and International Relations

Extracting shale gas by hydraulic fracturing, frequently referred to as ‘fracking’, is a controversial practice in Canada. Similarly, the United Kingdom (UK) has seen widespread opposition to its further development. Women have been notably active in the UK anti-fracking movement, and this talk will use data from a UK survey of public attitudes to shale gas in order to assess gender differences in these attitudes. Do women and men perceive the risks and potential benefits of shale gas differently, and if so, how?

Jessica Andersson-Hudson is Swedish but spent 15 years in the UK where she completed all her degrees at the University of Nottingham. She moved to Canada in August 2018 and joined the Politics and IR faculty at Mount Allison in January 2019. Her research expertise is comparative attitudinal research with an emphasis on quantitative approaches. She is particularly interested in attitudes to ‘fracking’ and also in attitudes to welfare policies in Western democracies.


April 29, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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