About me


I am a Lecturer (Assistant Prof.) at the University of Edinburgh, Politics and International Relations (PIR).

My research/teaching interests include political behavior, public opinion, causal inference, Canadian and comparative politics.

Click [HERE] for my CV.

My research has appeared, among others, in the Journal of Politics, PLOS One (2x),  Journal of Experimental Political Science, European Union PoliticsElectoral Studies (3x), Politics and Policy, Party PoliticsWest European Politics, Political Studies, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Studies Review, Representation (2x)Government and Opposition, Perspective on Politics, Canadian Journal of Political Science (3x), Canadian Public Policy, etc.

Recent book: The Motivation to Vote, co-authored with André Blais, is now out!

Previously, I was at McGill University for a post-doctoral position (2018-19), Harvard University as a visiting scholar (Winter 2018) and Université de Montréal for my PhD (2014-18).

Media: I often give interviews for different international (New York Times, New Zealand Herald, Live Science, etc.) and Canadian media (CBC/Radio-Canada, The Globe & Mail, etc.), among others. Feel free to contact me at: jf.daoust@ed.ac.uk

I’m also on Twitter: @jf_daoust