Frédérick Gagnon is Director of the Center for United States Studies of the Raoul Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Québec at Montreal where he teaches U.S. Politics, Government and Foreign Policy. He was a Fulbright grantee at University of Massachusetts in Amherst (2005), Visiting Scholar at the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and at the Center for American Politics and Citizenship of the University of Maryland (2006), and Visiting Scholar/Professor at the Center for Canadian-American Studies of Western Washington University (2008). A second Fulbright grant allowed him to hold the Distinguished Chair in Québec Studies at the State University of New York - Plattsburgh (Fall 2014), and to be a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California - Berkeley (Spring 2015).
He is the author of one of the rare French language texbooks on the U.S. Congress (published at Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2006) and his latest publications include journal articles on U.S. congressional elections (in Politique américaine, Winter 2010-2011), U.S. Congress and foreign policy (in Foreign Policy Analysis, 2016), U.S. culture wars (in Canadian Review of American Studies, December 2010), Québec-U.S. relations (in Québec Studies, 2016), and on the representation of militarism in U.S. digital games and pop culture (in European Journal of American Studies, 2010), as well as book chapters on U.S. war on terrorism (published at CQ Press, 2013), U.S. neoconservatism (published at Athéna, 2010), and antiamericanism in Québec (published at Presses de l’Université Laval, 2010). One of his latest books, published in 2013, studies the influence of the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee after 1945.