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Concordia University Research Chair on the New Politics of Immigration Mireille Paquet

Mireille Paquet

Concordia University Research Chair on the New Politics of Immigration
Mireille Paquet’s research examines the transformation of immigration policies and politics in Quebec, Canada, Australia and North America. Her work departs from the contemporary cannons of immigration studies in political science that have focused on the politics of immigration (e.g. electoral dynamics and public opinion). Instead, she aims to document the crucial role of a large set of actors that are usually skirted over by traditional accounts (e.g. provinces, public administrations and bureaucrats, local politicians and service providers).

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Members

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Eléonore Komai

Eléonore Komai is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University where she specializes in comparative immigration policy and politics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in international law from Sciences Po Paris. Her doctoral work focuses on labor migration policy and the construction of skills in migration schemes in liberal democracies. She is also interested in examining how gender, race, and ethnicity are intertwined with the politics of migration. Her research is funded by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec- Société et Culture (FRQSC).

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Mariève Deschamps-Band 

Mariève Deschamps-Band is a PhD Student in political Science at Concordia University. She holds a BA in International Development Studies and a MA in Geography. Her MA thesis investigated the medical tourism industry in Cuba. She is currently involved in research projects on France-Quebec immigration. Her doctoral research focuses on the evolution of notions of deservingness in Canadian immigration policy, with a specific focus on crisis episodes and with public health concerns. 

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Elizabeth Leier

Elizabeth Leier is a master’s student in political science at Concordia University. She holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Quebec at Montreal. Her research interests include climate politics, migration, the Anthropocene, critical theories and political discourse. Elizabeth’s MA thesis examines the representations of climate migrants in Canadian and Australian public political discourse. 

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Dominic Lachance-Royer 

Dominic Lachance-Royer is a master’s student in political science at Concordia University. He holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Quebec at Montreal. His research interest includes migration control and technologies in North America and Europe. Dominic’s MA thesis documents the evolution of the mobilization surrounding climate migration and its impact on state policy.

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Noémie Benoit

Noémie Benoit is a Master’s student in Political Science. They also hold a Bachelor's degree in political science from the Université du Québec à Montréal with a specialization in Gender Studies. Their work focuses on sanctuary cities policies and other local and municipal initiatives aiming to promote the inclusion of marginalized communities in urban settings. More precisely, they are interested in studying these policies and political contexts’ potential impact on the development of urban citizenship and related identity, as well as on political solidarity amongst residents. Their research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 

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Cassandre Gratton 

Cassandre Gratton is a master’s student in political science at Concordia University. She holds a BA with a double major in communication and community and public affairs from Concordia University. Her MA research focuses on political parties and immigration in Quebec and she is also involved in research projects on France-Quebec immigration. She is the recipient of a research fellowship from l’Équipe de recherche sur l’immigration au Québec et ailleurs.

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Élora Bussière-Ladouceur

Élora Bussière-Ladouceur is a master’s student in political science at Concordia University. She holds a BA Honours in political science awarded With Great Distinction, also from Concordia University. Her MA research focuses on the place of women in contemporary populist movements in Western democracies.

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Alessandra La Posta

Alessandra is completing her master’s in Public Policy and Public Administration in Political Science, and holds a BA in Communication & Cultural Studies, both at Concordia University. Her research interests focus on the intersections of laws and policies related to (im)mobility and the admissibility of immigrants to immigration, healthcare, and social services that fail to respond to their diverse needs. She is working as both a Teaching and Research Assistant for the Simone de Beauvoir Institute (Dr. Painter & Dr. Mahrouse) and the Political Science department (Dr. Paquet & Dr. Belkhodja). In addition, she is coordinating the CURC Immigration Research Reading Group and is an executive at TRAC Union.

Alumni

 

Lindsay Larios, Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoa, https://www.lindsaylarios.com

Catherine Xhardez, FWO Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) https://catherinexhardez.com

Catherine Bruneau, Service Canada, Government of Canada

Lydia Risi, Senior Director of Operations and Philantropy - First Nations and Inuit Communities at Fusion Jeunesse

Tristan Masson,  Parliamentary Internship Programme and Cambridge University

Abdullah El-Safadi, Public Health Agency of Canada

Samuel Proulx-Chenard,  Université de Montréal

Gregory Laplante, MPPPA, Concordia University

Mathilde Braems, Université de Montréal

Suparna Barai, Concordia University

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