Dr. Dominique Clément is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. His research focuses on terrorism and security in a contemporary and historical context.
His earliest work explored government responses to foreign espionage (Gouzenko affair, 1940s) and domestic terrorism (FLQ, 1960s/70s). His most recent work has focussed more on state policy and counter-terrorism, as well as community responses to such policies. His article on the Montreal Olympics was based on a review of more than 60,000 pages of RCMP documents, and it offers new insights on issues such as how terrorist threats are assessed and how technology is used for counter-terrorism. He has also written extensively on human rights and social movements in Canada, which are his teaching fields at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Dominique Clément is currently on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, L’Institut d’études canadiennes de l’Université de l’Alberta and the Centre for Constitutional Studies (among others). He has been an Visiting Scholar in Australia and the United Kingdom, and he manages an expansive website, which serves as a research and teaching portal on the history of human rights in Canada.