Catherine Xhardez, Postdoctoral Fellow
Catherine Xhardez is currently a full-time Research Fellow at the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS) and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Concordia University. She is part of the CRIDAQ (Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie) and of Concordia’s Centre for the Study of Politics and Immigration. As a political scientist, she is pursuing a research agenda focused on dynamics of immigration policymaking at the subnational level in federal states. More generally, Dr. Catherine Xhardez is conducting research on immigrant integration, immigration, public policy, nationalism and federalism. She holds a dual PhD in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris and Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles. Her PhD dissertation is entitled “Why integrate? Sub-state nationalism and immigrant integration in Flanders and Quebec”. She graduated in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris (Political Theory). She also graduated in Law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Master in de rechten – Master of Laws, LL.M publiek recht/public law). From December 2015 to May 2016, she was a Visiting Assistant in Research at Yale University (MacMillan Center). From May 2016 to October 2016, she was in Montreal for a research stay at McGill University. In 2018 (January-March), she was a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University (OXPO Visiting Scheme). She is the co-coordinator of the Working Group Political Theory within the Belgian Association of Political Science (ABSP) and she co-edits the association’s blog (BePolitix).