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Daniel Salée, PhD

Professor, Political Science
Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs

Daniel Salée, PhD
Office: S-CI 302 
CI Annex,
2149 Mackay
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2578

Daniel Salée's research in recent years has focussed on the politics of ethnicity and citizenship in the Canadian and Quebec contexts, with a particular emphasis on Indigenous peoples/settler state relations, the handling of ethnocultural diversity by hegemonic Eurodescendant populations and socioinstitutional processes of otherization and marginalization of members of racialized minorities. In addition to this current research focus, his scholarly interests also cover issues related to Quebec nationalism, Quebec political culture and federal-provincial relations in Canada. His work has been published in a variety of international and national scholarly journals and edited collections. Dr. Salée is a founding member of DIALOG -- le réseau québécois d'échange sur les questions autochtones and a member of Concordia's Center for the Study of Politics and Immigration (CSPI)


BA (Honours), McGill University, 1977
MSc (Political Science), Université de Montréal, 1981
PhD (Political Science), Université de Montréal, 1987

Research interests

The politics of Indigenous Peoples-settler relations in Québec and Canada; the politics of ethnocultural diversity in Quebec and Canada; nationalism; federal-provincial relations in Canada

Teaching activities

SCPA 201         Introduction to Public Policy and the Public Interest
SCPA 412         Senior Research Seminar
POLI 204          Introduction to Canadian politics and government
POLI 638/803   Graduate Seminar in Canadian and Quebec Politics
POLI 645          Indigenous Peoples and the State in Canada

Selected publications


Guimont Marceau, Stéphane, Jean-Olivier Roy and Daniel Salée (eds.) (2020). Peuples autochtones et politique au Québec et au Canada. Identités, citoyennetés et autodétermination. Collection Politeia. (Montreal: Presses de l’Université du Québec). 285 pages 

Maillé, Chantal, Greg Nielsen and Daniel Salée (eds.) (2013). Revealing Democracy. Secularism and Religion in Liberal Democratic States. Collection Diversitas, no. 15. (Brussels: P.I.E. Peter Lang). 176 pages.

Journal articles and book chapters

Salée, Daniel and Carole Lévesque (2021). "Canada's Aboriginal Policy and the Politics of Ambivalence: A Policy Tools Perspective" in Katherine Graham and David Newhouse (eds.), Sharing the Land, Sharing A Future (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press), pp. 424-451.

Salée, Daniel and Salma El Hankouri (2021). “Indigenous Peoples-Settler Relations and the Politics of Language in Twenty First Century Canada”  in Judith Weisz Woodsworth (ed.), Translation and the Global City. Bridges and Gateways. (Milton Park, Abingdon: Routledge), pp. 81-104.

Salée, Daniel, Stéphane Guimont Marceau and Jean-Olivier Roy (2020). "Peuples autochtones, territoires et citoyennetés: Le Québec face à ses défis" in Stéphane Guimont Marceau, Jean-Olivier Roy and Daniel Salée (eds.), Peuples autochtones et politique au Québec et au Canada. Collection Politeia (Montreal: Presses de l'Université du Québec), pp. 1-32.


Salée, Daniel (2016). "Vivre-ensemble et dynamiques de pouvoir: éléments pour comprendre l’anxiété antipluraliste actuelle des Québécois” in Alain G.Gagnon and Jean-Charles Saint-Louis (eds.), Les conditions du dialogue au Québec. Laïcité, réciprocité, pluralisme (Montreal: Québec Amérique and CRÉQC), pp. 253-281.

Salée, Daniel and Carole Lévesque (2016). “The Politics of Indigenous Peoples-Settler Relations in Quebec: Economic Development and the Limits of Intercultural Dialogue and Reconciliation”, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 31-50. 

Maillé, Chantal, Gada Mahrouse and Daniel Salée (2013). Monsieur Lazhar: Exploring the Dis/junctures Between Art and Life in Quebec”, Quebec Studies, vol. 56,  (Fall-Winter), pp. 7-15.


Salée, Daniel (2013). “L’évolution des rapports politiques entre la société québécoise et les peuples autochtones depuis la crise d’Oka” in Alain Beaulieu, Stéphan Gervais and Martin Papillon (ed.), Les Autochtones et le Québec. Des premiers contacts au Plan Nord (Montreal: Presses de l’Université de Montréal), pp. 323-342.


Maillé, Chantal and Daniel Salée (2013). “Quebec, Secularism and Women’s Rights: On Feminism and Bill 94” in Chantal Maillé, Greg Nielsen and Daniel Salée (ed.), Revealing Democracy. Secularism and Religion in Liberal Democratic States (Brussels: P.I.E. Lang), pp. 11-33.


Salée, Daniel (2010). “Penser l’aménagement de la diversité ethnoculturelle au Québec: mythes, limites et possibles de l’interculturalisme”, Politique et Sociétés, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 145-180.

Salée, Daniel and Carole Lévesque (2010). “Representing Aboriginal Self-Government and First Nations/State Relations: Political Agency and the Management of the Boreal Forest in Eeyou Istchee”, International Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue internationale d’études canadiennes, no. 41, pp. 99-135.


Salée, Daniel (2010). Indigenous Peoples and Settler Angst in Canada: A Review Essay”, International Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue internationale d’études canadiennes, no. 41, pp. 315-333.


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