Rafael Jacob is a post-doctoral fellow at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair, where his work centers on the study and analysis of American politics. He has a unique background in Canada, holding a doctorate in political science from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he has also taught, as well as several years of applied professional experience in the political realm, including working for two private research firms, two federal Canadian ministerial offices and one U.S. Senatorial office.
Regularly called upon to comment on U.S. current events and politics in major Quebec media outlets, he has given over 1,000 interviews to local, national, and international media and some 30 conference talks to public and private-sector stakeholders since 2012. He is the co-editor of two books published in 2018, and currently teaches in three universities.
Originally from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, he is 34.