Dr. Antoine Bilodeau is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politcal Science at Concordia University. His research is organized around two streams. First, his research aims at providing a better understanding of immigrants’ integration to Canada and other Western democracies. Within this first stream of research, he tries to understand the dynamics of persistence and change in immigrants’ values, more specifically core liberal democratic values. In this regards, his research tries to understand the process of immigrants’ adaptation to democracy. Within this first stream of research, he also tries to understand the dynamics of immigrants’ political attachment and support for the host society.
Second, his research aims at providing a better understanding of the roots and dynamics of intolerance towards 1) immigration, 2) ethnic and cultural diversity, and 3) specific ethnic or religious groups. More specifically, within this second stream of research, he tries to identify specific provincial realities and trends in attitudes toward minorities, and to understand the factors (economic, institutional, political, and cultural) that might explain these specific provincial realities. His two streams of research can be seen as a focus on understanding the prelude to radicalization among 1) newcomers and 2) host populations.