Fernando Feitosa

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Political Science
University of Montreal




I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Montreal. I am a member of the Canada Research Chair on Electoral Democracy and the Research Chair on Electoral Studies.

I research about one of the most important turnout determinants; civic duty. More specifically, I am interested in what does it mean to feel a duty to vote, where such a belief comes from, and what are the consequences of civic duty to voting and other forms of political participation.

Besides civic duty, I also research about compulsory voting, correct voting, and voting behavior in general.

I am a recipient of a doctoral scholarship from the Fonds des Recherches Societes et Cultures du Quebec (FRQSC).

During the Winter of 2019, I will be a visiting scholar at the Centre for Political Science Research.

See my CV here.