Audrey Gagnon

Postdoctoral Fellow

Audrey Gagnon is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo. Her research project explores the normalization of the far-right, focusing on the cases of Norway, France, and Quebec.

Gagnon received her PhD from Concordia University in 2021, with a doctoral dissertation on the relationship between conceptions of national identity and opinions about immigration and diversity among the mainstream and more radical actors in the context of Quebec. Her research interests include national identity, opinions about immigration, as well as far-right and right-wing populist movements. She recently was awarded the FRQSC Relève Étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie prize for her article published in the Canadian Review of Sociology and the Léon-Dion prize for the best article published in Politique et Sociétés in 2018-2019.

Academic interests:

  • Far-right movements
  • Right-wing populism
  • National identity
  • Opinions about immigration
  • Collective identity-building

Background

Audrey Gagnon holds a PhD in Political Science from Concordia University (2021). She also has a BSc in International Studies (2014) and a MSc in Political Science (2016) from the University of Montreal.

Awards

  • 1st Prize in the SQSP’s Three-minutes Thesis Competition, 2021
  • Best research communication
  • FRQSC Relève Étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie Prize, 2020
  • Exceptional research contribution
  • Léon-Dion Prize, 2019
  • Best article published in the peer-reviewed journal Politique et Sociétés in 2018-2019
  • Brigitte-Schroeder Prize, 2017
  • Best master’s thesis in political science, University of Montreal
  • Best paper award at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship Graduate Student Conference, 2016

 

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Published Mar. 15, 2022 9:08 AM - Last modified Mar. 15, 2022 11:17 AM