Mireille Paquet is a doctoral candidate in Political Science. Her fields of specialization are Canadian and Québec Politics and Public Policy. She holds a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Ottawa and a B.Sc. in International Studies from the Université de Montréal.
Mireille’s research interests includes: immigration, immigrant integration policies, federalism and multilevel governance, Canadian politics, multiculturalism and citizenship. Her dissertation focuses on the contemporary role of Canadian provinces in the integration of immigrants.
Mireille Paquet holds a J.-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and was awarded the Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement. She also received scholarship from the faculties of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of the Université de Montréal and of the University of Ottawa, as well as from the Association des professeurs de science politique of the University of Ottawa.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Mireille Paquet and François Houle, 2009. "L’institution et les idées. Les réformes parlementaires et l’avenir de la démocratie au Canada" (Institution and Ideas : Parliamentary Reform and the Future of Democracy in Canada). In Dimitrios Karmis and Linda Cardinal, eds., Les politiques publiques au Canada. Pouvoir, conflits et idéologie. Ste-Foy : Presses de l’Université Laval, 59-82.
«Equivocal Policy Instruments. Citizenship Tests in the United Kingdom and Canada». Presented at the 3rd ECPR Graduate Conference, Dublin, Dublin City University, August 30 – September 1st 2010.
"Citizenship Tests in Canada and in the United Kingdom: an instrument of continuity". Presented at the 82nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Montreal, Concordia University, June 1-3, 2010.
"L’examen de citoyenneté : instrument de continuité et effets variables. Les cas du Canada et du Royaume-Uni" (Citizenship Tests : Continuity and Different Consequences. The Cases of Canada and the United Kingdom). Presented at the Congrès annuel de la Société québécoise de science politique 2010, Québec, Université Laval, May 20-21, 2010.
"Un contexte pour parler de l’autre : tribunes radiophoniques et représentations des immigrants au Québec et au Canada" (A Context in Which to Speak of the Other. Talk radio and immigrants’ representation in Quebec and Canada). Presented at the 10th Conference of Student Research in Political Science, Ottawa, University of Ottawa, February 13, 2009.
"Comment s’instituent les idées? Quelques observations sur les réformes parlementaires récentes et la démocratie au Canada" (How do Ideas Become Institutionalized?: Observations of Recent Parliamentary Reform and Democracy in Canada). Presented at the 4th Trent-Carleton Student Conference of Canadian Studies, Peterborough, Trent University, November 10, 2007.
"Représentation et institutions : quelle approche?" (Representation and Institutions: What Approach?). Presented at the 9th Conference of Student Research in Political Science, Montréal, McGill University, May 3, 2007.
[Forthcoming]. Eid, Paul, Pierre Bosset, Micheline Milot et Sébastien Lebel-Grenier, dir.. Appartenances religieuses, Appartenance citoyenne : un équilibre en tension. Québec : Presses de l’Université Laval, 2009, Recherche sociographiques.
Diane Vincent, Olivier Turbide and Marty Laforest, La radio X, les médias et les citoyens. Dénigrement et confrontation sociale , Québec, Éditions Nota Bene, 2008, Canadian Journal of Political Science 42 (2009), p. 827-829.
François Amanrich, Pour en finir avec la démocratie , Paris, Éditions du Papyrus, 2006, Canadian Journal of Political Science 41 (2008), p. 782-784.
Julien Vallée obtained his bachelor in economics at the Université Sherbrooke and his master in international studies at the Université Laval. He’s interested in transnational relations and international political economy, in particular in Latin America. His current research focus is on the role of heterodox economists as actors of transnational politics. In addition to his academic background, Julien worked in the paragovernmental sector at Hydro Québec and Investissement Québec, he taught an international economy class at the Universidad Icesi in Colombia and worked at the Canadian Embassy in Uruguay.
His essay, La légalisation institutionnelle au Mercosur, is available on the Inter-American Studies Center of the Université Laval website.
Karine Ali is a masters student in political science at the Université de Montréal. After a year of study in international development (with a political science minor) at McGill University, she finished her BA in political science at the Université de Montréal in 2006.
In summer 2004, she worked as a research assistant at the Montreal’s office of the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR), organization for which she wrote the “Impacts on children of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act” report. In 2007, she co-wrote an article for that organization entitled: « Refugee Family Separation : a State of Crisis », published in Refugee Update, aiming at increasing public awareness of the familial, societal and economic consequences of refugee family separation in Canada.
Her research interests include international migration, immigration policies in the developed world and issues concerning refugees and asylum-seekers. For her masters thesis, she will explore the incidence of the tightening of safety measures on population movements after September 11 2001, in North America and the European Union.
Guillaume Legault is a masters student in political science at the Université de Montréal. He graduated in political science (major), ethics and law (minor) and arts and sciences (minor) at the same university.
Since September 2007, he’s also the student life delegate of the Political Science Graduate Student Association of the Université de Montréal. He was a member of the executive of the Youth section of comity of the Youth Congress of the same party. In summer 2000, he participated in a familiarization programme in a french political institution in Paris.
His research interests include: secularism, integration of immigrants, religious and cultural diversity management, individual and collective identity and, more broadly, the role of ideas and political ethics. His masters thesis focuses on a comparison between Québec and France, on the conceptions of secularism in the Stasi and Bouchard-Taylor commissions.
Cem Utku Duyulmus is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Université de Montréal, specialized in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Cem holds a M.A. degree in public policy and public administration from Concordia University, Montréal (2006) and a B.A. in public administration and political science from Galatasaray University, Istanbul (2003). He received a scholarship from l'Institut d'études internationales de Montréal (IEIM) for his master thesis, which inquired the effectiveness of the EU membership conditionality in Turkey concerning the issue areas of human rights, minority rights and civil-military relations. He has previously worked at the for International Political Science Association (IPSA) as assistant and coordinator.
Cem holds Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) doctoral fellowship and Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) bourse de recherché doctoral for his doctoral studies. He has received fieldwork scholarship from European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) Université de Montréal-McGill University for doctoral dissertation research. He is a member of research network “Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe” (RECWOWE, http://recwowe.vitamib.com/) as a selected doctoral student participating conferences, workshops and seminars. His dissertation focuses on the uses of Europe during the reforms of the labour regulations and social security system in Turkey.
Cem’s research interests include: comparative social policy and public policy, European integration, gender and social policy; welfare regimes and states in Europe and in development context; political, economic and social change in Turkey.
Duyulmus, Cem Utku, “The role of EU membership process in social policy reforms in Turkey,” Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue: Seeking Transnational Solutions to 21st Century Problems, Policy Papers, Forthcoming, 2012. Available at Canada Transatlantic Dialogue: Strategic Knowledge Cluster web site http://canada-europe-dialogue.ca/publications/#3.
Duyulmus, Cem Utku, “Social Security Reform in Turkey: Different usages of Europe in shaping the national welfare reform,” in The EU and the Domestic Politics of Welfare State Reforms: Europa, Europae, Paolo Graziano, Sophie Jacquot, Bruno Palier (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, pp. 280-316.
Duyulmus, Cem Utku, “Tackling low female labour force participation in Turkey: Continuity and change in the social policy environment with the EU membership process,” European Journal of Social Security, Vol. 13, no. 1, 2011, pp. 178-202.
Duyulmus, Cem Utku, «La Turquie en transition : unité contre la diversité », in Diversité Culturelle, Identités et Mondialisation, Guy Lachapelle (ed.), Québec : Les Presses de l'Université Laval, 2008, pp. 161-176.
Duyulmus, Cem Utku, “Social Security Reform in Turkey,” Paper presented at “Europeanization: EU and Beyond,” Koç University Jean Monnet Chair 2nd Graduate Workshop, 13-14 May 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.
Duyulmus, Cem Utku, “Uses of Europe by Domestic Actors in Social Policy Reforms: Labour Regulation and Social Security Reforms in Turkey,” Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Conference "Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition", 16 March 2011, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Duyulmus, Cem Utku, “Uses of Europe by Domestic Actors in Social Policy Reforms: Labour Regulation and Social Security Reforms in Turkey,” Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe (RECWOWE) Doctoral Workshop The politics of employment friendly welfare reforms, 28-29 October 2010, Sciences Po, Collège universitaire de Menton, France.
Jenson, Jane et Cem Utku Duyulmus, “Lone-Parent Families and Poverty in Europe: Do New Social Risks Alter Regime Trajectories?” paper presented at Council for European Studies Seventeenth International Conference, The Revenge of the European Model? 15-17 April, 2010, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Jenson, Jane et Cem Utku Duyulmus, “Familles monoparentales et pauvreté. Une comparaison internationale des politiques publiques,” paper presented at Colloque “Briser le lien entre monoparentalité et pauvreté : Les politiques publiques d’ici et d’ailleurs,” le Centre Léa-Roback sur les inégalités sociales de santé de Montréal, 19 March, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 2010.
Duyulmus, Cem Utku, “Recep Tayyip Erdogan et Bachar el-Assad : hier amis, aujourd’hui ennemis? La pression diplomatique turque viendra-t-elle à bout de la répression militaire syrienne?,” Guest speaker at Radio program “l’Histoire jugera…des élections dans le monde!” at Radio Centre-Ville, la radio communautaire et multilingue de Montréal, 102,3 FM, 16 August 2011.
Duyulmus, Cem Utku, “12 juin : et de trois pour Recep Tayyip Erdogan! Une troisième législature lui permettra-t-elle de joindre l’Union européenne (UE)?,” Guest speaker at Radio program “l’Histoire jugera… des élections dans le monde!” at Radio Centre-Ville, la radio communautaire et multilingue de Montréal, 102,3 FM, 21 June 2011.
Nikolay Valkov is a graduate of Sofia University (International Relations) and University of Notre Dame (MBA/MA in Political Science). His research interests include: civil society, social capital, theories of democracy and transition. His dissertation compares social capital in post-Communist countries and traces the roots of associational life in Bulgaria.
He received the FES dissertation scholarship (Université of Montréal) for 2006-07.
Some of Nickolay’s publications include:
Some of Nickolay’s presentations include:
Nickolay can be reached at (514) 343-6111, extension 4795.
Rachel Sarrasin is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal. Rachel has an MA in political science from the Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and she completed part of her studies in Mexico at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Her MA thesis focused on the participation of civil society in the negotiations around NAFTA and the Summit of the Americas. During Rachel’s studies at UQAM, she also worked as a research assistant for the Centre études internationales et mondialisation (CEIM) under the direction of professors Dorval Brunelle and Christian Deblock.
After working as a teacher of political science at the college level for a few years, Rachel decided to pursue doctoral studies at the Université de Montréal. She is interested in the institutionalization of participation in the policy making process and the consequences that this has on contemporary political thought. She was awarded a CGS Doctoral Scholarship (SSHRC).
Grant Holly is from Chatham, Ontario and is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal. His research interests include social policy, political representation and Canadian federalism. Grant is also a member of the Centre de recherche sur les politiques et le développement social (CPDS).
He previously worked at the Institute for Research on Public Policy, the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Queen’s University and at the Senate of Canada. A graduate of Carleton University (B.P.A.) and Queen’s University (M.P.A.), Grant is a recipient of the Ontario-Quebec Exchange Fellowship and CGS Doctoral Scholarship (SSHRC).
His most recent publication is:
Naveen Murthy is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal. He is from Quebec City and completed his undergraduate studies at the Université Laval and York University ( Toronto). His MA thesis, "Exploring the checklist ballot: an exercise in deliberative democracy", was an explorative study of the construction of a particular type of ballot – the checklist ballot for referendums – by a deliberative assembly. Naveen's doctoral thesis deals with seniors and public policy, particularly around literarcy.
He is also the communication coordinator for Frontier College in Quebec City, which is responsible for literacy and francisation in Quebec City and the host of Tandoori, burritos, et thé à la menthe… (Tandoori, burritos and mint tea), a radio show dedicated to world music airing every Sunday on CISM (89.3 Montreal) from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. and every Monday on CHYZ (94.3 FM Quebec City) from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Some of Naveen’s recent publications include:
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Elise Auvachez is a doctoral candidate in political science at the Université de Montréal. She graduated from Sciences Po Paris in 2003. Elise's research interests include the construction of citizenship and governance at the supranational level. Her thesis analyzes the process of citizenisation in the context of supranational governance, such as at the European Union and United Nations. One of her case studies focuses youth and citizenship at the supranational level.
Elise has received the Research Scholarship from the Institute for European Studies at the Université de Montréal and McGill University as well as the bourse d’excellence Arsène-David de la Faculté des Études Supérieures de l’Université de Montréal.
Her publications include:
Hala Chaarani is a doctoral student in political science, Université de Montréal. After completing an undergraduate degree in Nancy (France), Hala returned to Lebanon where she studied English and obtained a certificate in teaching at the American University of Beirut. In doing so, she found her first passion, politics. Hala completed a graduate degree in political science at the Lebanese American University, where her research focused on arms of mass destruction in Iraq. A recipient of a scholarship from the European Commission in 2001, she was a member of the first graduating class of the Mediterranean Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratization at the Faculty of Law, University of Malta, where she studied the impact of arms of mass destruction on human rights.
Based on this experience, Hala worked for CNN as an interpreter and producer in its Kuwait office during the Iraq war in 2001. To enrich her understanding of the link between North America and the Arab world, she moved to Quebec. Currently a student at the Université de Montréal, Hala is interested in the concept of ‘allegiance’ in the United States after September 11 and its impact on the citizenship of Arab-Americans.
Aude-Claire Fourot is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Université de Montréal. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the political management of immigrants’ integration to Montreal and Laval (1960–2007).
Her research interests include comparative politics and public policy. More specifically, she is interested in immigrant integration and urban governance in Canada and France as well as anti-discrimination and immigration policies at the European level.
Aude-Claire has received scholarships from the following organizations: the Institute for European Studies at the Université de Montréal and McGill University (IEE); the Centre de Coopération Interuniversitaire Franco-Québécoise (CCIFQ); the Law Commission of Canada-Humanities and Social Science Federation of Canada (Audacity of Imagination Award); and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship). She was recently awarded a scholarship from the Faculty of Graduate Studies to complete her doctoral studies.
Aude-Claire can be contacted at 514-343-6111, extension 1260, or at Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Office C-3116.
Patricia Garcia is a masters student in political science at the Université de Montréal. Her research paper, “In or out of precarious employment: Latin-American Immigrant Women’s Work Trajectories”, explores the precarious employment of Latin-American immigrant women and their difficulties integrating into Montreal’s labour market before and after labour market restructuring. Her research interests include employment flexibility and precariousness, social policy, immigrant integration and diversity dynamics and related challenges.
Patricia has actively participated in the Chair’s research group and has contributed to its partnership with the PolitiquesSociales.net website as a researcher for the Latin-American section. She has also been involved in public discussions, such as “The workplace: free zone of racism” at the International Youth Meeting of the Action Week against Racism (SACR) in March 2007. In addition, she has helped in the creation and coordination of the Continental Network for the Co-production of Knowledge, Research and Training (RECO) website and has been a teaching assistant and WebCT online course administrator since the winter session 2004.
She can be reached at: Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Bureau C-3117 (514) 343-6111 # 4795
Thomas Gulian is a doctoral candidate in political science, Université de Montréal. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Institut d’Études Politiques d’Aix en Provence and his graduate studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Marseille. His thesis focused on the construction of ethnic identities in urban milieus, specifically in relation to immigrants from Armenia and the Comoro Islands to Marseille. Thomas also worked at the Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Marseille, in an office studying the evaluation of public health policies and for an organization managing social housing.
The title of his thesis is: "Vers une Décentralisation des Régimes de Citoyenneté en France et au Canada : l’exemple des Politiques de Gestion de la Diversité Ethnique à Marseille et Montréal".
Thomas has been awarded scholarships from the following organizations: the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council; Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (first year declined); the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal; the Institute for European Studies at the Université de Montréal and McGill University; and the Centre de Coopération Interuniversitaire Franco-Québécoise.
Anne Revillard is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the Groupe d’Analyse des Politiques Publiques (GAPP) – CNRS / École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France). Her thesis, written under the supervision of Jacques Commaille (GAPP) and Jane Jenson (Université de Montréal), focuses on "Féminisme d’Etat et politiques de la famille en France et au Québec". She is interested more generally in questions related to gender, social movements, the sociology of law and the analysis of public policy.
Anne was an invitee at the Chair in 2005, where she participated in activities associated with the Chair and undertook field work relating to her thesis.
Bastien Sibille completed his undergraduate studies at the IEP de Paris and his graduate studies in philosophy at the Sorbonne. After working for several years on projects related to information technology in politics (for Dominque Strauss-Kahn, for the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations or for the NGO VECAM), he decided to undertake doctoral studies under the supervision of Jane Jenson in 2003. On the theoretical level, Bastien’s research focuses on the epistemological instruments of contemporary states. On the empirical level, he studies two geospatial data bases of large governmental networks, one about policy implementation by the Government of Canada and the other about by the Council of the European Union. Currently, Bastien is in residence at CERAPS (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Administratives, Politiques et Sociales) in France.a