Professor of Sociology at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), in Montreal, Canada.

I hold a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and my doctoral thesis won the 2008 Georges Lavau Dissertation Award of the American Political Science Association (APSA) for the best dissertation on French politics defended between 2005 and 2007.

My research focuses on social movements, labor politics, the political sociology of globalization, and the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu. I have studied extensively the global justice movement and labor responses to globalization in France. I’m currently completing a research project on the origins and dynamics of antisweatshop campaigns in France and beginning a new one on the ongoing wave of anti-austerity protests and occupations in Canada, France, and Spain.

In parallel, I’m attempting to develop a Bourdieusian sociology of contentious politics that reformulates the political process model elaborated by Tilly, McAdam, and Tarrow.


Mailing Address:

Département de sociologie

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Case postale 8888, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal, QC H3C 3P8
Tel: +1-514-987-3000 x 5060
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