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Bastien, Frédéric

Associate Professor


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Bastien, Frédéric

Research expertise

My teaching and research activities focus mainly on political communication. More specifically, I am interested in political journalism, political uses of the Web and social media, the hybridization of genres between information and entertainment, and electoral campaigns, which are by definition communication operations. The quality of information and the efficiency of its transmission to the public are my main research interests in these fields. I am also very interested in research methodology, in particular techniques used in surveys and in content analysis that I apply elsewhere in my research.

I am a researcher with the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC) and the Groupe de recherche en communication politique (GRCP), two research organizations that let member graduate students meet with other students, discuss their projects and receive support from member professors.

Areas of expertise

Current projects

  • Online Political Activity and Democratic Citizenship in Canada, subvention Savoir CRSH, 2012-2019.
  • Le processus de radicalisation menant à la violence: perceptions de la population québécoise, influence qu'exercent les médias traditionnels de masse et les nouveaux médias sociaux, subvention Action concertée FRQSC, 2017-2019.
  • Le système médiatique canadien: un modèle libéral?, subvention Développement savoir CRSH, 2016-2018.
  • L'approche néo-institutionnelle, les médias et le pouvoir politique au Canada, subvention ordinaire de recherche CRSH, 2011-2014.