Jean-François Dupré

Postdoctoral Scholar
Institute of Sociology
Academia Sinica


I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. In 2017-18, I was SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, and in 2014-15, I was Postdoctoral Fellow at uOttawa’s Chair of Taiwan Studies. I have lectured on numerous social science subjects in Canada and in Hong Kong. Since 2014, I have been serving as secretary of Research Committee no. 50 (Politics of Language) of the International Political Science Association (IPSA).

I hold a PhD in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Hong Kong (recipient of the Best Thesis Award by the Hong Kong Political Science Association), an MSc in Nationalism Studies from the University of Edinburgh (with Distinction), and a BA (hons.) in East Asian Studies (Major) and Comparative Politics (Minor) from McGill University. Between 2012 and 2013, I was Visiting Associate Student and Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica.  During my undergraduate studies, I spend 1 year on exchange at Waseda University, taking courses in Japanese language and Japanese culture and society. 

My recent research has centred on linguistic, ethnic and national identities in Hong Kong and Taiwan. I am now working on the electoral determinants of cultural recognition in a comparative perspective, and on identity politics, social movements and democratization in Hong Kong. I am also interested in issues of animal rights and antispeciesism.