Vincent Raynauld



B.S. Université de Montréal
M.A. Université Laval
Ph.D. Carleton University

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In addition to teaching at Emerson College, Dr. Vincent Raynauld is serving as a member of the France-based research network Réseau Démocratie Électronique, as a faculty associate in Emerson College's Engagement Lab, as a research associate in the Groupe de Recherche en Communication Politique (GRCP) based in Laval University (Quebec City, Canada), and as an academic adviser for the non-profit research organization Samara in Toronto, Canada. His areas of research interest and publication include political communication, social media, research methods, e-politics, and journalism. His doctorate in Communication at Carleton University was completed under the supervision of Dr. André Turcotte in October 2013.

Dr. Raynauld has earned several awards throughout his graduate studies. In 2007, he was awarded a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) as well as a David and Rachel Epstein Scholarship, one of Carleton University's most competitive awards for graduate students. More recently, he won Carleton University's Senate Medal for outstanding work at the doctoral level in June 2014. 

Dr. Raynauld has also served as a research consultant for the Senate of Canada. At the request of Senator Pierre de Bané, he released in October 2012 an extensive study of the structure of the flagship nightly newscasts of CBC/Radio-Canada in Canada. 

A native of Montréal (Québec, Canada), Dr. Raynauld speaks and writes fluently in French and English.


  • 2011
  • Giasson, T., V. Raynauld and C. Darisse (2011), “Hypercitizens from a Distinct Society: Characterizing Quebec’s Political Bloggers' Online and Offline Political Involvement”, International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies 1(2): 29-45.

  • 2011
  • Raynauld, V., T. Giasson and C. Darisse (2011), “Constitution of Representative and Reliable Web-Based Research Samples: Identifying the Opportunities and Challenges of Studying Citizen-Driven Political Blogs”, Graduate Journal of Social Science 8(3): 65-92.

  • 2013
  • Giasson, T., C. Darisse and V. Raynauld (2013), “Politique PQ 2.0 : Qui Sont les Blogueurs Politiques Québécois?”, Politique et Sociétés 32(3): 3-28.

  • 2014
  • Raynauld, V. and J. Greenberg (2014), “Tweet, Click, Vote: Twitter and the 2010 Ottawa Municipal Election”, Journal of Information Technology & Politics.

  • 2014
  • Turcotte, A. and V. Raynauld (2014), “Boutique Populism: The Emergence of the Tea Party Movement in the Age of Digital Politics” in Lees-Marshment, J., B. Conley and K. Cosgrove, Political Marketing in the U.S., Routledge.

  • 2015
  • Raynauld, V. and E. Richez (2015), “Obligation, Service, and/or Opportunity? Canadian MPs’ Choice of Language in Digital Constituent Outreach”, Political Marketing Politique (6)1.

  • 2015
  • Raynauld, V. (2015), “The Blog Is Dead, Long Live the (Micro)Blog! Unpacking Dynamics in Political Blogging during #elxn42” in Marland, A. and T. Giasson, Canadian Election Analysis: Communication, Strategy, and Democracy, UBC Press.

  • 2016
  • Raynauld, V. (2016), “Debats televises des chefs Durant les campagnes electorales au Canada : Une formule a reviser”, Policy Options Politiques, televises-des-chefs-durant-lescampagneselectoralesaucanada-une-formule-a- reviser/?utm_content=buffer49d50&utm_medium=social& er

  • 2016
  • Washburn, R. and V. Raynauld (2016), Journalism on the Ground in Southern Ontario. In Gasher, M., C. Brin, C. Crowther, G. King, E. Salamon and S. Thibault (eds.). Deliberation, Diversity and Dollars: Public Strategies for Journalism in the Canadian Media Ecology, University of Toronto Press.

  • 2016
  • Raynauld, V., M. Lalancette and S. Tourigny-Kone (2016), “Political Protest 2.0: Social Media and the 2012 Student Strike in the Province of Quebec, Canada”, French Politics, 14(1), 1–29.

Awards & Honors

  • 2006
  • Carleton University scholarship for academic excellence

  • 2006
  • Carleton University departmental scholarship

  • 2007
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada graduate doctoral fellowship

  • 2007
  • David and Rachel Epstein scholarship for outstanding graduate students at Carleton University

  • 2014
  • Carleton University Senate medal

  • 2014
  • Emerson College Research Grant ($2,000)

  • 2015
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development grant with Dr. Emmanuelle Richez ($62,646)

  • 2015
  • University of Windsor HSSRG research grant with Dr. Emmanuelle Richez ($5,000)

  • 2015
  • FAHSS SRF Project Development Award with Dr. Emmanuelle Richez ($5,000)


Communication Studies
Political Campaign Strategy
Political Campaigns and Social Media
Political Communication
Research Methodology
Social Media
Sports Communication