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For a more in depth look into our researcher-members' activities and interests, consult the researcher-member portraits. If you want to join QUESCREN's researcher-member network, please complete this short online English-language form or French-language form. ​A committee will evaluate your request and within one month will let you know if it is accepted.


Jean-Francois Allaire

Allaire, Jean-François, Msc.A, MA

Researcher, Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux

Expertise
Community Development, Health, Poverty/Social Exclusion, Rural/Remote Regions, Social Services, Access to services, Social Inequality in health

Nathalie Auger

Auger, Nathalie, MD, MSc, FRC, PC

Researcher, Centre de recherche du CHUM; Professor, Département de médecine sociale et préventive, Université de Montréal

Expertise
Demography, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Health, Immigration/migration, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chedly Belkhodja

Belkhodja, Chedly, PhD

Principal and Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University

Expertise
Community Development, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Identity, Immigration/migration, Politics, Poverty/social exclusion, Rural/Remote regions, Francophones outside Quebec

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Domenico Beneventi

Beneventi, Domenico A., PhD

Professor, English Literature, Université de Sherbrooke

Expertise
Arts/culture/literature, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Education, Geography/mapping, Identity, Justice, Poverty/social exclusion, Montreal, Eastern Townships

Natasha Blanchet Cohen

Blanchet-Cohen, Natasha, PhD

Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director for Youth Work, Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University

Expertise
Community Development, Immigration/migration, Youth

Myra Bloom

Bloom, Myra, PhD

Sessional Instructor, Writing, University of Toronto

Expertise
Arts/culture/literature, Communications/media, History/heritage, Identity, Translation, Women, 20th century Quebec fiction and drama

Pierre Olivier Bonin

Bonin, Pierre-Olivier, PhD

PhD, Political Science, University of Toronto

Expertise
Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups,Identity, Law/policy, Politics, Sociolinguistics

Richard Bourhis

Bourhis, Richard Y., PhD

Emeritus Professor, Département de psychologie, UQAM

Expertise
Demography, Identity, Immigration/migration, Linguistics/language use, Psychology, Sociolinguistics, Ethnolinguistic vitality, Demolinguistics, Acculturation, Cross-cultural relations

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Krista Byers-Heinlein

Byers-Heinlein, Krista, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Concordia University

Expertise
Linguistics/language use, Psychology, Youth, Bilingualism in infancy and childhood

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Licia Canton

Canton, Licia, PhD

Founding Editor-in-Chief, Accenti Magazine

Expertise
Arts/culture/literature, Communications/media, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, History/heritage, Identity, Immigration/migration, Translation, Women, Italians, Montreal

Arnaud Chaniac

Chaniac, Arnaud

PhD Candidate, History, Université de Montréal / Université de Nantes

Expertise
History/heritage, Identity, Immigration/migration, Politics, Military history, WWII, Montreal, Pontiac, Eastern Townships, Gaspe, North Shore, France, Channel Islands, UK

Claude Charpentier

Charpentier, Claude, PhD

Associate Professor, Philosophy, Bishop's University

Expertise
Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Identity, Immigration/migration, Psychology, Health, Religion, Social services, Philosophy, Pragmatism, Inequality, Eastern Townships, Estrie, Sherbrooke, Secularism, Reasonable Accommodation

Stephanie Chouinard

Chouinard, Stéphanie, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Political Science, Royal Military College of Canada

Expertise
Justice, Law/policy, Politics, Language policy

Jaimie Cudmore

Cudmore, Jaimie, PhD Candidate

Literacy Quebec
PhD Candidate, Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University

Expertise
Community development, Geography/mapping

Anthony Di Mascio

Di Mascio, Anthony, PhD

Associate Professor, Bishop's University

Expertise
Education, History/heritage, Identity, Law/policy, Politics, Rural/remote regions, Eastern Townships

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Patrick Donovan

Donovan, Patrick, PhD

Research Associate, QUESCREN, Concordia University

Expertise
Arts/culture/literature, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Geography/mapping, History/heritage, Identity, Immigration/migration, Poverty/social exclusion, Religion, Social services, Ethnic relations, Ireland, Irish, Quebec City, Montreal

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Nathalie Auger

Eliadis, Pearl, BCL Oxon

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Expertise

Identity, Immigration/migration, Justice, Law/policy, Poverty/Social exclusion, Religion, Women, Human Rights, Religious neutrality

Donald Fyson

Fyson, Donald, PhD

Full Professor, Department of History, Université Laval

Expertise

Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, History/heritage, Identity, Justice, Law/policy, Politics, Poverty/social exclusion, Crime/criminals, Quebec City, Montreal

Philippe Gagne

Gagné, Philippe, MA

Teacher, Department of French, Vanier College

Expertise

Arts/culture/literature, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Education, French as a second language

Nathalie Auger

Gallant, Nicole, PhD

Full Professor, INRS Urbanisation Culture Société

Expertise
Communications/media, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Economic development/employment, Identity, Immigration/migration, Law/policy, Linguistics/language use, Politics, Rural/remote regions, Sociolinguistics, Youth

Diane Gerin Lajoie

Gérin-Lajoie, Diane, PhD

Full Professor, OISE, University of Toronto, Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne (CREFO)

Expertise
Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Education, Identity

Robert Grace

Grace, Robert J., PhD

Lecturer, Department of History, Université Laval

Expertise
History/heritage, Immigration/migration, Linguistics/language use, Translation, Ireland, Irish, Quebec City

Robert Talbot

Hamilton, Leith, MSW

Consultant

Expertise
Community Development, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Immigration/migration, Justice, Law/policy, Poverty/social exclusion, Social services, Youth, Montreal, Black community

Matthew Harrington

Harrington, Matthew P., SJD

Professor, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal

Expertise
History/heritage, Justice, Law/policy, Politics, Religion, Constitutional law, Language rights, Legal history, United States, England

Erin Hurley

Hurley, Erin, PhD

Professor, Department of English, McGill University

Expertise
Arts/culture/literature, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Identity, Women, Montreal, Theatre

Lorne Huston

Huston, Lorne, PhD

Professor (retired), History, Cégep Édouard Montpetit

Expertise
Arts/culture/literature, Theatre, Music, Montreal

Yasmin Jiwani

Jiwani, Yasmin, PhD

Full Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University; Concordia University Research Chair in Intersectionality, Violence, and Resistance

Expertise
Communications/media, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Identity, Immigration/migration, Linguistics/language use, Politics, Religion, Seniors, Women, Youth, Media, Muslim minorities

Rilla Khaled

Khaled, Rilla, PhD

Associate Professor, Design and Computation Arts, Concordia University

Expertise
Communications/media, Community Development, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Digital Media, Learning, Games

Ruth Kircher

Kircher, Ruth, PhD

Researcher, Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, Frisian Academy in Leeuwarden (Netherlands)

Expertise
Identity, Immigration/migration, Law/policy, Linguistics/language use, Politics, Psychology, Sociolinguistics, Montreal

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Koestner

Koestner Richard, PhD

Full Professor, McGill Human Motivation Lab, McGill University

Expertise
Psychology, Education

Chantal Lacasse

Lacasse, Chantal, PhD

Independent Researcher

Expertise
Communications/Media, Education, History/heritage, Identity, Law/policy, Politics

Patricia Lamarre

Lamarre, Patricia, PhD

Professor, Education, Université de Montréal

Expertise
Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Education, Immigration/migration, Linguistics/language use, Sociolinguistics, Youth, Language practices, bilingualism, plurilingualism, linguistic ideologies, language practices and space, ethnography, community learning centers, English school system, French immersion, Quebec post-101

Gillian Lane Mercier

Lane-Mercier, Gillian, PhD

Full Professor, French Literature, Translation and Creation, McGill University

Expertise
Arts/culture/literature, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Identity, Law/policy, Translation, Montreal

Domenico Beneventi

Lang, Jonathan, MA

Project Officer, InterParliamentary Union

Expertise
Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, History/heritage, Identity, Immigration/migration,  Politics, Youth, Jewish community of Montreal

Marie Leconte

Leconte, Marie, PhD

Professor, Translation, Concordia University

Expertise
Arts/culture/literature, History/heritage, Linguistics/language use, Politics, Sociolinguistics, Translation, Montreal

Domenico Beneventi

Leimgruber, Jakob R. E., PhD

Assistant Professor, Linguistics, University of Freiburg, Germany

Expertise
Linguistics/language use, Sociolinguistics, Montreal

Gillian Leitch

Leitch, Gillian I., PhD

Senior Researcher and Analyst, CDCI Research Inc

Expertise
History/heritage, Identity, Immigration/migration, Montreal, British population in Quebec

Catherine Levasseur

Levasseur, Catherine, PhD

Assistant Professor, Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, University of Ottawa

Expertise
Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Education, Identity, Youth, Sociolinguistics, Montreal, Western Canada

Brian Lewis

Lewis, Brian, PhD

Professor, Communication Studies, Concordia University

Expertise
Communications/media, Community Development, Law/policy, Politics

Jason Luckerhoff

Luckerhoff, Jason, PhD

Full Professor, Communication Studies, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Expertise
Arts/culture/literature, Communications/media, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Education, History/heritage, Identity, Immigration/migration, Poverty/Social exclusion

Nathalie Auger

Lussier, Marie-Hélène, MA

Scientific Advisor, Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)

Expertise
Demography, Health, Sociolinguistics

Jane McGaughey

McGaughey, Jane, PhD

Johnson Chair of Québec and Canadian Irish Studies Diaspora Studies, School of Irish Studies

Expertise
History/Heritage, Identity, Immigration/migration, Men, Women, Irish

James McIntosh

McIntosh, James, PhD

Professor, Department of Economics, Concordia University

Expertise
Demography, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Economic development/employment, Education, Health, Poverty/Social exclusion

Marie Odile Magnan

Magnan, Marie-Odile, PhD

Associate professor, Administration et fondements de l'éducation, Université de Montréal

Expertise
Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Education, Identity, Immigration/migration, Youth, English language school system, Quebec City, Montreal, Ethnic diversity

Marie Odile Magnan

Martin, Cathy, PhD

Independent consultant / First Nation consultant

Expertise
History/heritage, Identity, Rural/remote regions, Community development, Economic development/employment, Education, Politics, Poverty/social exclusion, Indigenous peoples, First nations, Mi'gmaq, Mi'gmaq traditional territory, Gaspe, Atlantic Canada

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Lorraine O'Donnell

O'Donnell, Lorraine, PhD

Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs, and Research Associate, QUESCREN, Concordia University

Expertise
Community Development, History/heritage, Women, Jews, Irish

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Domenico Beneventi

Oishi, Taro, PhD

Associate Professor, Geography, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

Expertise
Demography, Geography/mapping, History/heritage, Identity, Immigration/migration, Linguistics/language use, Rural/remote regions

Glenn Patterson

Patterson, Glenn, PhD Candidate

PhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Expertise
Arts/culture/literature, Communications/media, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, History/heritage, Identity, Rural/remote regions, Gaspe Peninsula, Music, Ethnomusicology

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Joanne Pattison-Meek

Pattison-Meek, Joanne, PhD

Assistant Professor, Bishop's University, School of Education

Expertise
Community development, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Education, Rural/remote regions, Youth, Eastern Townships

Joanne Pocock

Pocock, Joanne, PhD

Research Consultant, JPocock Research Consulting

Expertise
Community development, Demography, Health, Official Language Minority Communities, Poverty/Social exclusion, Social services

Maria Popica

Popica, Maria, MA

Teacher, Department of French, John Abbott College

Expertise
Community Development, Education, Identity, Linguistics/language use, Sociolinguistics, French as a second language

Nathalie Auger

Ravensbergen, Frances, PhD

Part-time Faculty, Concordia University
Consultant, Centre for Community Organizations

Expertise
Community Development

Jhessica Reia

Reia, Jhessica, PhD

Fellow, McGill University, Department of Art History and Communication Studies

Expertise
Arts/culture/literature, Communications/media, Geography/mapping, Law/policy, Street performance, Brazil/Quebec comparative study

Wendy Reid

Reid, Wendy, PhD

Associate Professor, HEC Montreal

Expertise
Arts/culture/literature, Montreal, Leadership, Philanthropy

Aurelia Roman

Roman, Aurelia, PhD

PhD, Applied Human Sciences Department, Concordia University

Expertise
Community Development, Identity, Immigration/migration, Poverty/social exclusion, Social Services, Women, Montreal

Andrew Ryder

Ryder, Andrew, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Concordia University

Expertise
Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Health, Identity, Immigration/migration, Psychology, Social Services

Duncan Sanderson

Sanderson, Duncan, PhD

Independent Researcher/Sociologist

Expertise
Community development, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Health, Seniors, Quebec City

Norman Segalowitz

Segalowitz, Norman, PhD

Full Professor, Psychology Department, Concordia University

Expertise
Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Health, Identity Linguistics/language use, Psychology, Second-language learning, Minority integration

Ghada Sfeir

Sfeir, Ghada, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Concordia University

Expertise
Cosmopolitanism, Multiculturalism, Social Studies, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Education, Identity, Immigration/migration, Social exclustion and inclusion

Lisa Starr

Starr, Lisa, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University

Expertise
Education

Dale Stout

Stout, Dale, PhD

Professor, Psychology Department, Bishop's University

Expertise
Identity, Immigration/migration, Psychology, Religion, Social Services, Eastern Townships

Robert Talbot

Talbot, Robert J., PhD

Manager of Research, Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada

Expertise
History/heritage, Identity, Politics, OLMCs, Anglophone-Francophone rapprochement 

Aimee Vieira

Vieira, Aimee, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology, Norwich University

Expertise
Community Development, Economic development/employment, Identity, Linguistics/language use, Rural/remote regions, Sociolinguistics, Eastern Townships

Karine Vieux-Fort

Vieux-Fort, Karine, PhD

Coordinator, Consortium d’animation sur la persévérance et la réussite en enseignement supérieur (CAPRES), Université du Québec
PhD, Administration et politiques de l'éducation, Université Laval

Expertise
Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Education, History/heritage, Identity, Immigration/migration, Politics, Youth, Quebec City, Montreal

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Jan Warnke

Warnke, Jan, PhD Candidate

PhD Candidate, Geography, Université Laval

Expertise
Community Development, Demography, Economic development/employment, Geography/mapping, Health, Identity, Immigration/migration, Linguistics/language use, Rural/remote regions, Seniors, Social Services, Spatial analysis, Needs analysis, Geodemographic profiling

Dorothy Williams

Williams, Dorothy, PhD

President and Founder, Blacbiblio.com, Inc.
Member of the Board of Directors, CEDEC

Expertise
Arts/culture/literature, Community development, Demography, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Economic development/employment, Education, History/heritage, Identity, Immigration/migration, Social Services, Youth, Poverty/Social exclusion, Montreal, Black community

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Paul Zanazanian

Zanazanian, Paul, PhD

Associate Professor, McGill University

Expertise
Community development, Diversity/Ethno-cultural subgroups, Education, History/heritage, Identity

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