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Politics and International Relations (PIR): People


Jean-Francois Daoust

Jean-Francois Daoust
Dr Jean-Francois Daoust
3.02 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Research Interests
Political behaviour, Public opinion and Political attitudes, Research methods, Election campaigning, Political parties, Canada/Quebec, Comparative Politics, nationalism

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  • Monday, 1-3 pm


Jean-François is a Montréal (Québec, Canada) born and raised, where he completed a PhD at the Université de Montréal (2018) and was a post-doctoral scholar at McGill University (2019). Previsouly, he was an invited scholar at Harvard Université (Winter 2018). 

In 2020, Jean-François joined PIR and is now looking forward to collaborate within the framework of many research groups and (under)grad students. Feel free to contact him. 

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

Selected publications 

Jean-François has published in the Journal of PoliticsLegislative Studies QuarterlyElectoral Studies (2x), Party PoliticsWest European Politics, RepresentationGovernment and OppositionCanadian Journal of Political Science (3x), Canadian Journal of Communication, Canadian Public Policy, Politique et Sociétés (3x) and Perspective on Politics.


Blais, André and Jean-François Daoust. 2020. The Motivation to Vote. Vancouver: UBC Press. 


Daoust, Jean-François, André Blais and Gabrielle Péloquin-Skulski. 2019. “What do Voters do when they prefer a leader from another party?”  Party Politics.

Nadeau, Richard, Vincent Arel-Bundock and Jean-François Daoust. 2019. “Satisfaction with Democracy and the American Dream.” Journal of Politics 81(3): 1080-1084.

Stiers, Dieter, Jean-François Daoust and André Blais. 2018.  “What Makes People Believe that their Party Won the Election?” Electoral Studies 55: 21-29. 

For more details, see his detailed CV on or click [HERE]

Topics interested in supervising

Broadly defined: political behaviour, public opinion and political attitudes, comparative politics, Canadian/Qu├ębec politics, political communication, political psychology.

If you are interested in being supervised by Jean-Francois Daoust, please see the links below for more information:

PhD in Canadian Studies; PhD in Politics; PhD in Sociology; MPhil in Canadian Studies; MSc (R) Politics; MSc (R) Sociology