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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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.

If you are interested in being supervised by Dr. Jean-Francois Daoust, please see the links below (open in new windows) for more information:


Jean-François joined PIR in January 2020. Previous affiliations include McGill University (postdoc, 2019), Université de Montréal (PhD, 2018), and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University (invited scholar, winter 2018). 

His research interests include comparative political behaviour, public opinion, Canadian politics and quantitative methods. Jean-François published more than 40 scientific research in these fields. 

Media: Dr. Daoust often give interviews for different media (New York TimesNew Zealand Herald, etc.). Feel free to email him.

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 (2x), Politics & Policy, Representation (2x), Government and Opposition, Perspective on Politics,  Canadian Journal of Political Science (3x), Canadian Journal of Communication, Canadian Public Policy (2x), Vaccines.

He also co-authored The Motivation to Vote: Explaining Electoral Participation

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

Click [HERE] for his CV.

Staff Hours and Guidance

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