Alexandre Pelletier, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow (SSHRC), Cornell University
I am SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies-Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University. I obtained a Ph.D in political science from the University of Toronto in 2018.
My main research cluster examines political violence and religious conflicts, with a focus on Indonesia where I conducted extensive fieldwork. My current book project - entitled Radical Leaders: Status, Competition, and Violent Islamic Mobilization in Indonesia - seeks to explain why some Muslim communities are more vulnerable to intolerant mobilization than others. My second research cluster examines ethnic conflict, civil war, and federalism. I am currently co-investigator in an IDRC-funded project on decentralization in Myanmar. In the last three years, I was involved in an USIP-funded project which examined Myanmar's peace process and ongoing efforts at institutionalizing minority representation.
Over the years, I had the chance to be hosted by several institutions such as the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales at the Université de Montréal, the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice at the Munk School of Global Affairs, the Centre for the Study of Islam and Society at the State Islamic University in Jakarta, and the Sociology department at the University of Indonesia. My PhD dissertation was supported by the Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship.