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Full Professor, Department of Political Science, Université de Montréal

André Blais is Professor in the department of political science at the University of Montreal where he is the University Research Chair in Electoral Studies, after holding two Tier I Canada Research Chairs in Electoral Studies. He is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a research fellow with the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC), the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative (CIREQ) and the Center for Interuniversity Research Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO). He is a past president of the Canadian Political Science Association and past chair of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES). He has received three Major Collaborative Research Initiative grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The most recent of these grants funded a $2.5 million project (Making Electoral Democracy Work) with economists, political scientists and psychologists from Canada, Europe and the United States on the impact of electoral systems on the behaviour of voters and political parties.

Professor Blais is one of the world’s leading experts on voting behaviour and electoral systems. He was a co-investigator of the Canadian Election Study from 1988 to 1993 and was the principal investigator from 1997 to 2006. He has published 22 books, 8 edited volumes, 219 journal articles, and 105 chapters in edited volumes. He has published in over 80 different scientific journals, including the top journals in political science. He has published with 154 different coauthors from around the world, of which 62 are students and postdoctoral researchers (last updated in December 2020). He regularly appears in both French and English media and is often invited to give presentations all over the world.


  • –present
    full professor, Université de Montréal


  • 1978 
    York University Canada, Political science