Benoît Rihoux is full professor in political science at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain). He is an international leader in the field of comparative methods and designs, in particular around Configurational Comparative Methods (CCMs) and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA).
He also publishes on mixed- and multimethod designs and is involved in diverse disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects, involving QCA and multi-method designs. He is the initiator and coordinator of the COMPASSS global network in the field of CCMs.
He has produced multiple reference publications on QCA and has co-edited the most cited textbook on the topic (Rihoux and Ragin 2009). He has taught QCA, comparative research designs, research design and soft skills for researchers at diverse venues across the globe. He was joint initiator and joint Academic Convenor of the ECPR Methods School from 2006 to 2021 and is initiator and joint Academic Coordinator of MethodsNET.