Canadian and Quebec Politics; Comparative Politics
Attitudes toward minority groups; Social and political integration of immigrants; Impacts of immigration; Intergroup relations
An analysis of immigrants’ feelings of belonging in nationalist societies.
Audrey Gagnon is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University. She is working under the supervision of Dr. Antoine Bilodeau. Her doctoral thesis is titled “The Politics of Replacement: The Construction of Opinion Against Immigration in Quebec”. In this this SSHRC-funded study, she builds a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms explaining the construction of anti-immigration opinions in both its mainstream and radical forms. She investigates this through the conduct of semi-structured interviews with Quebecers from the mass public and members of anti-immigration groups living across the province. She recently was awarded the Léon-Dion prize for the best article published in the peer-reviewed journal Politique et Sociétés (2018-2019), the Brigitte Schroeder prize for the best master thesis in the Department of political science at the Université de Montréal (2016), and the prize for the best communication at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship graduate student conference (2016).
For more information about her work:
Gagnon, Audrey. 2020. “Far-right Framing Processes on Social Media: The Case of the Canadian and Quebec Chapters of Soldiers of Odin”. Canadian Review of Sociology 57(3): 356-378. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cars.12291
Bilodeau, Antoine, Audrey Gagnon, Steve White, Luc Turgeon and Ailsa Henderson. 2020. “Attitudes Toward Ethnocultural Diversity in Multilevel Political Communities: Comparing the Effect of National and Subnational Attachments in Canada.” Publius: The Journal of Federalism, pjaa020. https://doi.org/10.1093/publius/pjaa020
Gagnon, Audrey. 2018. “La construction des attitudes envers les Roms: le cas français”. Politique et Sociétés 37 (1): 3-30. https://doi.org/10.7202/1043572ar