Jacob Fortier is a doctoral student at Northwestern University in Chicago. His research interests include secession conflicts, foreign policy and political violence. Prior to his doctoral studies, he completed a Master’s degree in Political Science at the University of Montreal. His thesis, supervised by Professor Lee JM Seymour, explored the influence of radical factions within the Quebec independence movement. He also worked in the Ministry of the Executive Council as an information officer. He previously attended Laval University (distinction) and the University of Mannheim, Germany.
- Secession Conflicts
- Civil Wars
- Political Violence
- Jacob Fortier, ”East Timor: When State Repression Makes Secession Easier (1975–2002),” Conflict Studies Quarterly 35:1 (2021): 18-36.
- Pierre Colautti-Féré et Jacob Fortier, “Loyalty or autonomy? Canadian and French divergent strategic behaviors in time of power transition,” Canadian Studies / Études canadiennes 91 (2021): 165-187.
- Jacob Fortier, “American hegemony in the 21st century: a neo neo-Gramscian perspective,” International Affairs 96:4 (2020): 1120–1122.