Associate Professor, Politico-Religious Extremism and Violence; Social Identity and Movements, Concordia University

André Gagné is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts (Department of Theological Studies) at Concordia University. He is also a Digital Fellow of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) as well as a research associate with the Centre d'expertise de formation sur les intégrismes religieux et la radicalisation (CEFIR). He works on questions related to politico-religious extremism and violence, radicalization, social identity and movements, self-categorization, as well as the use of sacred texts and traditions by extremist groups and individuals to justify acts of violence.


  • 2008–present
    Associate professor, Concordia University
  • 2005–2008
    Lecturer, University of Sudbury


  • 2008 
    Université de Montréal / Université catholique de Louvain, Conjoint PhD