Annette Przygoda is a Sessional Instructor at the Univeristy of Victoria, British Columbia. She holds a PhD and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Cologne, Germany. Her PhD thesis is entitled "The Personal and Political. The Impact of the Personal Background of Representatives on Legislative Decision-making in the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag". The thesis is published and available as a paperback. Prior to her work at the University of Victoria, Annette worked at the Department of Comparative Political Science at the University of Cologne and the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Annette's research interests include representation theory, the political representation of women and maginalized groups and the connection of representation and legislative behaviour. In addition, she has completed research on the impact of electoral arrangements on the representation of women in German Laender parliaments since 1950. Publications: 2007. Recruitment and Integration of Internationally Trained Workers in the Electricity Sector. Presentation at the “Integrating Foreign Trained Workers Conference”, November 7 and 8, 2007, Ottawa, Canada. 2007. The Personal and the Political. The Impact of the Personal Background of Representatives on Legislative Decision-Making in the US Congress and the German Bundestag. Frankfurt, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang Publishing Group. 180 pp. 2006. With Jonathan Fershau et al. Report on the Budget 2007 Consultations. Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. 2006. with Annika Hennl and André Kaiser. Elected Women. Comparing the Effects of Electoral Arrangements on Female Representation in the German Länder Parliaments.

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