Dr. Matthieu Mondou, Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (2016); Ph.D. Political Science, University of Toronto (2015); M.Sc. Political Science (2009); B.A Philosophy and Political Science, Université de Montréal (2006)

My research is situated in the areas of comparative public policy, the social study of regulatory science, and the political economy of innovation. I am particularly interested in the intersection of emergent technology and policy design in North American and European polities, at the sub-national, national, and supra-national levels. My previous research studied the governance of emergent technologies, focusing on biofuel policy and regulation in Canada, the United States, Germany and the European Union. My current work with the Sustainable Futures Research Lab studies emergent technologies of governance, focusing on initiatives to increase the use of genomics and predictive toxicology in chemical regulation. In this context, I am part of the EcoToxChip project, a large-scale research project financed by Génome Québec and Genome Canada that aims to develop, test, and validate quantitative PCR-based arrays for advanced toxicity testing. I am also an associate memberof the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie.



Project Summary:

“Institutional Entrepreneurship in a Context of Rapidly Changing Practices: Genomics and its Ethical, Environmental, Economic, Legal and Social Aspects (GE3LS)” is a sub-project of the EcoToxChip project. The objective of the EcoToxChip project is to develop, test, validate, and commercialize quantitative PCR arrays (EcoToxChip) and a data evaluation tool ( for the characterization, prioritization, and management of environmental chemicals and complex mixtures of regulatory concern.

The goal of the GE3LS project is to produce social science knowledge about the phenomenon of “institutional entrepreneurship” and to leverage this knowledge in ways that make EcoToxChip project team members more effective as change agents who transform institutionalized practices in the field of ecological risk assessment of chemicals.

The project objectives guiding my research are to: 1) assess the barriers to, and opportunities for, the adoption and scaling-up of EcoToxChip and the in end-user strategies; and 2) map the various organizational, social, economic, scientific, and political dimensions of EcoToxChip and the in different institutional and regulatory contexts.


Project Publications:

Still to come.

My full list of research publications prior to joining the lab can be found on Google Scholar.