CIRM appoints three axis directors and welcomes two new members

Published: 26 November 2022

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montréal (CIRM) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new directors for its research-action axes as well as highlight the arrival of two new members.

Our regular member Guillaume Éthier becomes director of the "Mobility, urban planning, and environment" axis. As a professor at the Department of Urban Studies and Tourism at UQAM's School of Management, he takes an interest in the sociology and theory of urban planning and architecture, urban regeneration through culture, the transformation of third places, urban heritage and digital culture.

Mary Anne Poutanen and Paul-Etienne Rainville, respectively regular and associate members, will co-direct the "Immigration, everyday life, and religion" axis. Mary Anne Poutanen is a lecturer for the Quebec Studies Program at McGill University, she is interested in the history of Quebec and Montreal in the 19th century, particularly through the history of prostitution and the school system, and she explores issues of ethnicity and identity. Paul-Etienne Rainville is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of History at the University of Toronto. His research interest lie in the history of Quebec in the 20th century and the history of the state, interethnic relations, collective identities, social and citizen movements, and human rights.

Our team sends them our warmest congratulations!

For their expertise and dedication, CRIEM sincerely thanks the outgoing directors of these axes: Juan Torres (Faculty of Environmental Design, Université de Montréal), who directed the "Mobility, urban planning, and environment" axis, Kevin Manaugh (School of Environment, McGill University), who co-directed the "Governance, institutions and citizen participation" axis,  and Annick Germain (Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre, Institut national de la recherche scientifique) and Frédéric Dejean (Department of Religious Studies, Université du Québec à Montréal), who co-directed the "Immigration, everyday life, and religion" axis.

As for new members, we welcome Daniel Béland as an associate member of the "Governance, institutions and citizen participation" axis. Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) and James McGill professor in the Political Sciences Department of McGill University, Daniel Béland specializes in public and social policy, the sociology of politics, and issues of federalism and institutionalism. We are also joined by Jean-Bruno Morissette, PhD student at McGill's School of Urban Planning as a student member of the "Mobility, urban planning, and environment" axis. His research interests revolve around urban and landscape morphologies, the transformation of infrastructural landscapes, notably strategies for adapting the built environment to the imperatives of climate change, and landscape connectivity.

Our warmest congratulations and welcome to all!

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