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Interdisciplinary Research Network on Discrimination and Inclusion

The Interdisciplinary Research Network on Discrimination and Inclusion was established in the Spring 2013 on the initiative of Colleen Sheppard, Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, in the face of a growing interest for interdisciplinary dialogue on critical perspectives on discrimination, diversity and inclusion. The Network gathers researchers, practitioners as well as collaborators from community-based organizations. Its objectives are to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and reflection on discrimination and inclusion, to share research during local and international workshops, and to promote community-university collaborative research initiatives.

Members’ research projects and practices span a wide range of themes, including, for example, systemic and preventive remedies in anti-discrimination litigation, comparative approaches to discrimination, educational initiatives regarding equity and diversity, diversity and leadership in public and private organizations, and the legal profession, ethno-cultural discrimination against immigrant communities, complexities of identity and identity performance, racial and social profiling, and socio-economic inequality and discrimination.

1. Members of the Interdisciplinary Research Network on Discrimination and Inclusion

McGill University

  • Angela Campbell (angela [dot] campbell [at] mcgill [dot] ca), Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law
    Areas of interest: family law, health law, criminal law, successions law and feminist legal studies
  • Suzanne Gagnon (suzanne [dot] gagnon [at] mcgill [dot] ca), Assistant Professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management
    Areas of interest: Cross-cultural management; organizational behaviour.
    Publications
  • Patricia Hewlin (patricia [dot] hewlin [at] mcgill [dot] ca), Assistant Professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management
    Areas of interest: authenticity management, employee silence, leadership, diversity
  • Vrinda Narain (vrinda [dot] narain [at] mcgill [dot] ca), Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law and at the Faculty of Arts
    Areas of interest: Constitutional law; Feminist legal theory; Social diversity and law; Postcolonial studies and law; Critical race theory.
    Publications
  • Colleen Sheppard (colleen [dot] sheppard [at] mcgill [dot] ca), Full Professor at the Faculty of Law and Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
    Areas of interest: Human Rights (especially equality rights); Systemic discrimination; Intersectionality; Anti-discrimination in the workplace; Mental health and disability in the workplace; Feminist Legal Theory; Economic and Social Rights.
    List of publications: Publications
  • Zoua M. Vang (zoua [dot] vang [at] mcgill [dot] ca), Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology
    Areas of interest: Immigration; Race and ethnic relations; Residential segregation; Neighborhood effects; Racial/ethnic health disparities and immigrant health; Mixed methods; Social policy.
    Publications
  • Shauna Van Praagh (shauna [dot] vanpraagh [at] mcgill [dot] ca), Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law
    Areas of interest: civil wrongs, common law obligations, social diversity and law, and children and the law.
  • Béatrice Vizkelety (beatrice [dot] vizkelety [at] videotron [dot] ca) is a human rights lawyer with extensive experience in litigation and as Director of the Legal Department and Secretary of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse du Québec, and a Visiting Fellow 2013 at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.
    Areas of interest: Systemic and structural discrimination; Public interest litigation; Preventive and Corrective measures.
    Cases on discrimination and diversity she litigated: Cases
  • Veronica Amberg (Veronica [dot] amberg [at] mcgill [dot] ca), Manager/Responsible at the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office
    Areas of interest: Human rights education and community engagement work at McGill.

Université de Montréal

  • Marie-Thérèse Chicha (marie-therese [dot] chicha [at] umontreal [dot] ca), Professeure titulaire à l’École de relations industrielles
    Champs d’intérêt: Immigration et intégration en emploi; Déqualification des immigrés et réorientation professionnelle; Jeunes des minorités visibles et marché du travail; Discrimination intersectionnelle; Discrimination systémique; Accès à l'égalité et gestion de la diversité; Équité salariale.
    Publications et projets en cours

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM)

  • Pierre Bosset (bosset [dot] pierre [at] uqam [dot] ca), professeur au Département des sciences juridiques de la Faculté de science politique et de droit.
    Champs d’intérêt : Droits et libertés de la personne; Droits économiques, sociaux et culturels; Droit et religions; accommodements raisonnables; Institutions de protection des droits.
    Publications
  • Line Chamberland (chamberland [dot] line [at] uqam [dot] ca), professeure adjointe au Département de sexologie
    Champs d’intérêt : Discrimination des minorités sexuelles en milieu scolaire et en milieu de travail, mouvements sociaux autour de la diversité sexuelle, genre et sexualité.
    Publications et projets de recherche
  • Rachel Cox (cox [dot] rachel [at] uqam [dot] ca), professeure au Département des sciences juridiques de la Faculté de science politique et de droit
    Champs d’intérêt : Droit de la santé et de la sécurité du travail; Santé mentale au travail; Droit à l’égalité; Recherche-action; Méthodologies qualitatives et mixtes.
    Publications et projets en cours
  • Paul Eid (eid [dot] paul [at] uqam [dot] ca)
    Champs d’intérêt: Rapports interethniques et immigration; racisme et discrimination; jeunes issus de l’immigration; gestion politique et juridique du pluralisme religieux et culturel; place de la religion dans l’espace public; sociologie du droit; sociologie de la culture; théorie sociologique; théories postcoloniales; inégalités sociales et pauvreté; sociologie politique.
  • Maryse Poitvin (potvin [dot] maryse [at] uqam [dot] ca), professeure à la Faculté des sciences de l’éducation
    Champs d’intérêt : Rapports ethniques, immigration, équité, accommodements raisonnables; Racisme, discriminations, inégalités sociales; Discours sociaux/médias/représentations réciproques; Jeunes des minorités; Éducation inclusive, aux droits, antiraciste, interculturelle.
    Publications

Other Universities or Research Centres

  • Marie Mercat Brun (marie [dot] mercat [at] gmail [dot] com) Maître de conférences en droit privé à l’Institut des métiers du droit du Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, membre de RÉGINE, Recherche & Études sur le Genre et les Inégalités dans les Normes en Europe.
    Champs d’expertise: droit de la non discrimination dans une perspective critique et comparée; discriminations dans l’emploi et en fin de vie, sur la construction du genre et de la parentalité en droit social et les interactions entre les discriminations fondées sur différents critères : le sexe, l’âge, le handicap et la situation de famille.
  • Diane Roman (diane [dot] roman [at] univ-tours [dot] fr), Professeure de droit à l’Université François-Rabelais de Tours, chercheuse au CREDOF, Centre de recherches et d'études sur les droits fondamentaux (Université Paris Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense), et co-responsable du projet REGINE (Recherches et Études sur le Genre et les Inégalités dans les Normes en Europe).
    Champs d’expertise : Droits économiques et sociaux, lutte contre l’exclusion sociale, analyse genrée du droit, protection internationale et européenne des droits de l’Homme.
    Publications et CV
  • Jaime Cabeza Pereiro (jcabeza [at] uvigo [dot] es), Senior professor of Labour and Social Security Law, University of Vigo.
    Areas of interest: Equality Law, Labour Law, Discrimination in the workplace.
    Publications and CV [.docx] Personal webpage

2. Crosscutting research themes

Crosscutting research themes include four axes at this stage. A list of selective thematic bibliographies as well as some current research projects is accessible under each axis.

2.1 Systemic and Structural Discrimination and Institutionalized Inequality / Discrimination systémique et structurelle et l’inégalité institutionnelle

Research on the systemic barriers, relationships and dynamics of discrimination in various institutional contexts, including public and private sector workplaces, educational institutions, public services (e.g. racial and social profiling); research on discrimination linked to life-cycle and intersectoral inequities (e.g. home, workplace, education) and macro-historical developments (i.e. political economic changes and regulatory approaches)

Download 2.1.2.1 BIBLIOGRAPHY “Systemic and structural discrimination, and institutionalized equality” [.docx]

2.2 Diversity and Inclusion

Download 2.1.2.2 BIBLIOGRAPHY "Diversity and Inclusion" [.docx]

2.3 Complex Identities and Intersecting Discrimination

Research on how discrimination theory deals with intersecting discrimination linked to complex and multiple identities, and the performance of identity

Download 2.1.2.3 BIBLIOGRAPHY "Complex Identities and Intersecting Discrimination" [.docx]

2.4 Unconscious or Implicit Bias

Research on discrimination linked to implicit or unconscious bias.

Download 2.1.2.4 BIBLIOGRAPHY "Implicit Bias" [.docx]

3. Activities of the Research Network