Mireille Paquet is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University and holds the Concordia Research Chair on the Politics of Immigration She studies public policies for immigrant selection and immigrant integration in Canada and in other traditional immigrant-receiving societies. Her current work focuses on the governance of immigration and integration policies in federal regimes and on the role of bureaucracies in immigration policymaking.
Director & co-directors
Antoine Bilodeau (PhD University of Toronto) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University. His research focuses on the political integration of immigrants in Canada and other Western democracies and on understanding the roots of views toward immigration and ethnic diversity. He is the leader of the Provincial Diversity Project. Dr. Bilodeau is also a member of the steering committee for the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship and a senior research affiliate with the Canadian Network for research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS).
Chedly Belkhodja (PhD Université de Montesquieu) is the Principal and a Professor at the School of Community and Public Affairs. Since 1996, he has been teaching at the department of Political Science at l’Université de Moncton, where he was also chair for two terms. From 2006 to 2012, he was the director of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre and he is currently a Co-Investigator in the pan-Canadian Pathways to Prosperity Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership. Dr. Belkhodja’s research focuses on immigration policies and mobility of migrants in the case of less common destinations. He is also interested in the processes of integration and inclusion.
Daniel Salée (PhD Université de Montréal) is a Professor and the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Political Science as well as a Professor in the School of Community and Public Affairs at Concordia University. His research focusses on the politics of ethnicity and citizenship in the Canadian and Quebec contexts, with a particular emphasis on Indigenous peoples/settler state relations, the state management of ethnocultural diversity, and the processes of otherization and marginalization of racialized minorities. He is also interested in Quebec nationalism, Quebec political culture and federal-provincial relations in Canada. He is a founding member of DIALOG - le réseau québécois d'échange sur les questions autochtones.
Camille Ross-Williams, coordinator
Camille studies Political Science with a minor in Human Rights at Concordia. She has worked as a Junior Policy Analyst for Employment and Social Development Canada, at the Seniors Policy and Pensions Secretariat, and was the assistant to Educational Programming at Montreal-based non-profit Youth Fusion. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Political Affairs. After working in China for a year before starting her bachelor’s degree, she developed an interest in Asian-Canadian diplomatic relations and processes of inclusivity and cultural diversity.
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