Dominique Clément

Senior Research Affiliate

Dr. Dominique Clément is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta and a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. His research focuses on terrorism and national security in a contemporary and historical context.
His earliest work explored the history of state counter-espionage practices (e.g., Gouzenko affair, 1940s) and domestic terrorism (FLQ, 1960s/70s). His most recent work explores state policy and counter-terrorism, as well as community responses to government policies. His study of the RCMP security plan for the Montreal Olympics, which offers new insights on issues such as how terrorist threats are assessed and how technology is used for counter-terrorism, was based on a review of more than 60,000 pages of RCMP documents secured through the Access to Information Act. He has also written extensively on human rights and social movements in Canada.
Dr. Clément is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, L’Institut d’études canadiennes, the Centre for Constitutional Studies, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, and the Canadian Human Rights Association. He has been an Visiting Scholar in Australia, Belgium, China, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. He also manages two expansive websites, which serves as a research and teaching portals on Canada’s human rights history and public funding for Canada’s nonprofit sector


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