François Rocher is professor of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa where he served as director of the School of Political Studies from 2008 to 2013. From 1990 to 2006, he was member of the Department of Political Science and Director of the School of Canadian Studies (2002-2005) at Carleton University (Ottawa). He is one of the founding members of the Groupe de recherche sur les sociétés plurinationales (GRSP) at UQAM. His research interests focus on broad issues that inform the Canadian political dynamic, including the constitutional debate, Canadian federalism, Quebec nationalism, issues related to citizenship and immigration policies, and management of ethnocultural diversity. He holds three degrees in Political Science from the Université de Montréal: PhD, 1987; MA, 1982; BA, 1980.