Éric Montpetit completed a Ph.D. in comparative and Canadian public policy at McMaster University in 1999. His current research centres on the behavior of policy actors (interest groups, civil servants, public opinion …) and on the politics of scientific expertise in Europe and North America. His publications cover several subject areas, including contaminated soil, biotechnology, energy, climate change and public health. He currently receives research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). His most recent book, In Defense of Pluralism: Policy Disagreement and Its Media Coverage, was published at Cambridge University Press in 2016.