Marc-André Argentino is a graduate of our Theological Studies B.A. program and a current student in the PhD Individualized Program. He will be given a short talk on how his background and education have prepared him for his current roles, both in and outside of academia. There will be a discussion period where students are encouraged to ask Marc-André questions regarding the applicability of an education in Theology to secular pursuits. There will be refreshments after the talk and opportunities for further chatting.
Marc-André Argentino is a PhD candidate in the Individualized Program at Concordia University, where he is being supervised by professors from Theological Studies, the Centre for Engineering in Society and the Institute of Information System Engineering. His research examines how extremist groups leverage technology to create propaganda, recruit members to ideological causes, inspire acts of violence and impact democratic institutions. Marc-André is a Research Fellow at the Accelerationism Research Consortium. Marc-André is also a Senior Research Advisor at Public Safety Canada's, Canada Centre for Community Engagement and the Prevention of Violence. He is currently working on two books, the first is an edited volume on the Culture of the Far-Right and a second book on Dangerous Conspiracy Theories.
Marc-André did his B.A. at Concordia university from 2008-2012 Honours Theology and Major in English literature. His Honours thesis was done under the supervision of André Gagné. Upon Graduation Marc-André won the Theological Studies Medal. After doing his MA at Laval University, he returned to Concordia to his PhD under the supervision of André Gagné crosslisted between the Department of Religious Studies and Theology Studies. In the third year of his PhD Marc-André transferred into the Individualized Program, where he added to his theological studies both engineering and computer science, as well as the supervision of Ketra Schmitt.