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Our faculty members are engaged in inter-disciplinary research and play leading roles in major inter-institutional and university-wide collaborative research projects, including:

Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC) brings together a group of scholars from five Québec universities, who work on research related to democratic citizenship. The purpose of the Centre is to develop inter-disciplinary and multiple methodological perspectives in the study of challenges that democracies face in a rapidly changing world. 

Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) is recognized internationally as Canada’s leading research and advocacy Institute for genocide and mass atrocity crimes prevention. MIGS conducts in-depth scholarly research and proposes concrete policy recommendations to resolve conflicts before they degenerate into mass atrocity crimes. 

Centre for the Evaluation of Immigration Policy (CEPI)

Under the co-direction of Daniel Salée, Mireille Paquet, Antoine Bilodeau and Chedly Belkhodja, the CEPI conducts research on immigration-related public policies with a focus on assessing the effectiveness of immigration policies as well as their consequences on the integration of immigrants and the reactions among the host populations. We host a bi-monthly workshop open to all graduate students and faculty from the Concordia community and from elsewhere.

Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies

The Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies is a multi-disciplinary research centre dedicated to the study of Israel in all its facets. Created in 2011, the Institute brings together faculty, researchers and students who share a common passion and dedication to the study of Israel across many fields, including archaeology, history, religion, political science, economics, art, literature, anthropology and sociology.


Directed by Tina Hilgers, LLACS is the hub of Latin American and Caribbean Studies inside Concordia University. It is an interdisciplinary group of Concordia faculty and students interested in the geographic region and collaborating on research and mentorship. Through workshops, conferences, research projects, and publications, LLACS provides students with experiential learning crossing disciplinary boundaries and complementing coursework. 


RÉLAM (The Latin American Studies Network of Montreal) is a Montreal-focused network including practitioners working in civil society organizations, NGOs, and government, in addition to academics. It provides an inter-institutional, interdisciplinary network of cooperation and exchange pertaining to Latin American studies. It offers professors and graduate students, as well as government and civil society practitioners, a support structure to consolidate and expand existing collaborations on research and teaching, in addition to providing an impetus for the development of joint activities. In the spirit of the inter-institutional cooperation that animates it, RÉLAM has established a system of governance that includes professors from the four Montreal universities, and which supposes significant student participation. RÉLAM now has over 250 members and 1400 affiliates.


ÉRIGAL is a Quebec-wide team of political science researchers focusing on Latin America. Funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec, it is made up of nine political science faculty members from six universities across the province, along with their students. The team is interested in the major social and political transformations of the Latin American region since the turn of the 21st century. Faculty are recognised specialists in contemporary dynamics of inclusion, citizenship and governance in Latin America and are well-connected to academic circles in Latin America, Europe and North America.


The Consejo Latino Americano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO, Latin American Council of Social Sciences) is an international non-governmental institution with associative status at UNESCO, created in 1967. It brings together 836 research and postgraduate centers in the field of social sciences and humanities in 55 countries in Latin America and other continents. RÉLAM is one of the member centers.

Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology (CREGÉS)

CREGÉS is a research centre facilitating the sharing of knowledge between the academic community and practice settings in health and social services. Their mandate is to encourage, promote and disseminate research in social gerontology, and to support the development of leading-edge practices at the Cavendish Health and Social Service Center (CSSS Cavendish-CAU). The researchers and qualified professionals affiliated with CREGÉS work in various milieus, including health and social services centres, universities, and the community.

Loyola Sustainability Research Centre

This interdisciplinary network includes over 30 Concordia professors and over 20 external members, linked by the common pursuit of solutions to prevalent environmental concerns of our time, especially biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Centre, directed by Peter Stoett, supports projects that combine scientific, cultural, and policy analysis. 


Simone de Beauvoir Institute

The Simone de Beauvoir Institute (SdBI) is a college of Concordia University dedicated to studying feminisms and questions of social justice. It was established in 1978 to provide a foundation for the interdisciplinary teaching of, and research in, Women’s Studies. Beauvoir, a distinguished philosopher and feminist writer, authorized the Institute to use her name and continued to show great interest in its activities. The SdBI has been a pioneer in the field of Women’s Studies in Canada.

Canadian Network on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS) 

Dr. Bilodeau is a senior affiliate and Concordia University representative for the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS).

TSAS engages in policy-relevant research and dissemination in terrorism, security and society.  The TSAS Network is designed to foster: communication and collaboration between academic researchers working on these topics in Canada; communication and collaboration between academic researchers and policy officials in these subject fields; and links with research on these topics in other countries.

For more information, please visit TSAS’s website:



Institute for the Study of International Development

The Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) is home to an interdisciplinary group of scholars doing research that focuses on the areas of poverty and inequality; governance and society; and environment and sustainability. ISID is also the institutional home of three undergraduate programs, in International Development Studies (INTD), Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS), and African Studies (AFRI), as well as the Development Studies Option (DSO) M.A. program in the Faculty of Arts. Through cutting edge research, academic programs, and executive education programs, ISID makes a difference by building bridges between research, teaching, policymaking, and development practice.

Center for Research on Values, Attitudes and Societies

Values and attitudes are constantly evolving in societies. The Center for Research on Values, Attitudes and Societies (CEVAS) aims to study the evolution of values and attitudes among societies, in Canada and throughout the world.

Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en philosophie politique

Founded in 2008, GRIPP brings together faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in political theory and political philosophy from McGill, the University of Montreal, the University of Quebec at Montreal, and Concordia University.

It organizes at least two conferences per year and an annual book manuscript workshop. It also awards competitive postdoctoral and graduate fellowships. GRIPP meets roughly biweekly for a political theory workshop to discuss one or more papers by an outside visitor or a member of the group, including regular sessions for the discussion of the GRIPP fellows' work in progress.

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