My doctoral research is situated at the intersection of political participation, social movements, and democratization. I work on the diffusion and normalization of extra-parliamentary political activism in new democracies, especially in the context of post-communist transformations. My research explores how protest, as a form of political participation, develops after democratic transitions. Autocratic regimes, by repressing autonomous pluralism, leave no fertile ground for the expansion of social movements in the aftermath of democratic transitions. In my research, I look at how societies break free from the past and how protest (r)emerges as a legitimate form of political engagement through generational replacement and political re-learning. My methodological interests center on quantitative approaches (especially longitudinal and multilevel modelling) and comparative historical analysis. Since my nomination for a Freies Wissen Fellowship, I have tried to implement the principles of open science (open data, open reproducible methods, and open access) in my own research.
Prior to beginning my doctoral studies, I completed a BSc and an MSc in Political Science at Université de Montréal, Canada.