Christopher Cochrane

Christopher Cochrane

Associate Professor
Associate Chair
Highland Hall- HL562
(416) 208-5121

Research Interests: 

  • Canadian Politics
  • Political Disagreement
  • Public Opinion / Anti-Immigrant Sentiment

Awards and Grants: 

  • Standard Research Grant (New Researcher Award), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2011-2013.
  • Early Researcher Award, Connaught Fellowship, 2011-2013.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy, 2009-2010.


  • (2013) Canadian Politics: Critical Approaches. 7th ed. Toronto, ON: Nelson. Forthcoming. (w/ Rand Dyck).
  • (2013) “Scapegoating: Unemployment, Far-Right Parties, and Anti-Immigrant Sentiment.” Comparative European Politics. Forthcoming. (w/ Neil Nevitte)
  • (2012) “The Origin and Structure of Left/Right Opinions,” in James Farney and David Rayside (eds.) Conservatism in Canada. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press. Forthcoming.
  • (2012) “Regions, Regionalism, and Regional Differences in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Political Science. Forthcoming. (w/ Andrea Perella).
  • (2012) “The Asymmetrical Structure of Left/Right Disagreement: Left-Wing Coherence and Right-wing Fragmentation in Comparative Party Policy.” Party Politics. Forthcoming.
  • (2010) “Left/Right Ideology and Canadian Politics.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 43(3): 583-605.

Teaching Interests: 

  • POLB50Y3 Canadian Government and Politics
  • POLD53H3 Political Disagreement in Canada