Thierry Giasson is a Professor of Political Science at Université Laval, in Québec City. Dr. Giasson is the lead investigator of the Groupe de recherche en communication politique (GRCP) and a member of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship. His research focuses on new civic forms of political communication, on partisan uses of online technologies, as well as on the effects of political communication and marketing practices on electoral campaigns, political participation and civic engagement in Québec and Canada. He is the co-editor of Political marketing in Canada, Political communication in Canada and Permanent campaigning in Canada published respectively in 2012, 2014 and 2017 at UBC Press, where he co-edits with Alex Marland (Memorial) the series Communication, Strategy and Politics. His work has also been published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Politique et sociétés, the Canadian Journal of Communication, Sur le journalisme and the Journal of Public Affairs.