Alexandre Pelletier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Université Laval. Dr. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, his work focuses on civil wars and political violence, with a particular interest in Southeast Asia, where he has been conducting research since 2012. He is currently a fellow at the Mansfield-Luce Asia Scholars Network, co-director of the CERIUM Human Rights Observatory, and an affiliate researcher at the Postcor Lab at the University of Toronto. His research on Indonesia and Myanmar has been published in various journals, such as Comparative Politics, Asian Policy & Politics, Asian Security, Nationalism & Ethnic Politics, South East Asia Research and Development & Change. He is co-author of Winning by Process: The State and Neutralization of Ethnic Minorities in Myanmar (Cornell University Press, 2022). Professor Pelletier is currently involved in two large-scale projects funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on armed groups and transitions from war to peace. One of these two projects focuses on multilateral interventions and the demobilization of armed groups.
- Civil War
- Southeast Asia
- Conflict and religious violence
Winning by Process: The State and Neutralization of Ethnic Minorities in Myanmar. avec J. Bertrand et A.M. Thawnghmung. Ithaca,NY: Cornell University Press, 2022.
« Identity Formation, Christian Networks, and the Peripheries of Kachin Ethnonational Identity » Asian Politics & Policy Vol 13, No1 (2021): 72-89
« Competition for Religious Authority and Islamist Mobilization in Indonesia » Comparative Politics Vol 53, No 3 (2021): 525-47
« First Movers, Democratization and Unilateral Concessions: Overcoming Commitment Problems and Negotiating a Nationwide Cease-Fire in Myanmar, » avec J. Bertrand and A.M. Thawnghmung, Asian Security, 2018, 1-20
« The De-Escalation of Violence and the Political Economy of Peace Mongering: Evidence from Maluku, Indonesia, » avec J. Soedirgo, South East Asia Research, Vol 25, No 4, 2017, 1-17