Jean-Christophe Boucher is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy and at the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. His current work focuses on applied machine learning to understand how the digital world shapes our society. He is currently holding grants from the Department of National Defence (DND) to study information operations; the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to understand civil-military relations in Canada; and holds grants from Alberta Innovates, the Vaccine Confidence Fund and Merck to study vaccine hesitancy on social media to develop better communications strategies and tools to increase vaccine uptake. He holds a BA in History from the University of Ottawa, a MA in Philosophy from the Université de Montréal and a PhD in Political Science from Université Laval. He specializes in international relations, with an emphasis on foreign policy, international security, and data analytics.
- International Relations
- Canadien Foreign and Defence Policies
- International Security
- Jean-Christophe Boucher & Kim Richard Nossal, The Politics of War. Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan, 2001-14 (Vancouver : UBC Press, 2017)
- Jean-Christophe Boucher, “Yearning for a Progressive Research Program in Canadian Foreign Policy,” International Journal 69:2 (2014): 28-42.
- Jean-Christophe Boucher, “The Politics of Sovereignty in Canada,” In Defending Canadian sovereignty. New Threats, New Challenges (Government of Canada, 2019).
- Jean-Christophe Boucher & Justin Massie, “Militaristes et anti-militaristes: les Québécois face à sécurité internationale,” Études Internationales 44:3 (2013): 15-48.
- Stéphane Roussel, Jean-Christophe Boucher & Justin Massie, “Hijacking a Policy? Assessing Quebec’s “Undue” Influence on Canada’s Afghan Policy,” American Review of Canadian Studies 40:2 (2010): 259-275.