School of Social and Political Science

Dr Jean-Francois Daoust

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Lecturer in Politics


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Chrystal Macmillan Building

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15a George Square

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Jean-François joined PIR in January 2020. He completed his PhD at the Université de Montréal (2018) and was a post-doctoral scholar at McGill University (2019). Previously, he was an invited scholar at Harvard University.

Since January 2021, he is an Academic Editor at PLOS One

His hobbies include karaoke, decorating pumpkins and stand up comedy.


Selected publications 

Jean-François has published scientific articles in the Journal of Politics, PLOS One (2x), Journal of Experimental Political Science, European Union PoliticsElectoral Studies (3x), Party Politics, West European Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Studies, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Political Studies Review, Politics & Policy, Representation (2x), Government and Opposition, Perspective on Politics,  Canadian Journal of Political Science (3x), Canadian Journal of Communication, Canadian Public Policy (2x).

He also co-authored The Motivation to Vote: Explaining Electoral Participation (with André Blais) published at UBC Press. 

Jean-François' next book focuses on elections and satisfaction with democracy (advance contract with Cambridge University Press).

Click [HERE] for his CV.

Research interests

Research interests

Political behaviour, public opinion and political attitudes, research methods, causal inference, election campaigning, political parties, Canada/Quebec, comparative politics, nationalism.

Topics interested in supervising

Broadly defined: political behavior, public opinion, quantitative methods, political attitudes, comparative politics, Canadian/Québec politics, public administration, political communication, and political psychology.

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Staff Hours and Guidance

By appointment -- do not hesitate to drop me an email.