Intergroup perception, racialization and fostering interaction between communities

Researchers working in this area apply the intergroup relations perspective to three major sources of socialization which greatly influence collective identities: a) the evolution and comparison of public policies that define the connection to diversity in Canada and Quebec; b) the analysis of media portrayals of immigration and pluralism, exploring most notably the discursive devices of racism; c) the evaluation of different initiatives which promote dialogue among students attending schools in linguistic or ethno-religious networks, as well as the evaluation of anti-racist awareness initiatives spearheaded in the community.

Projects

Kennealy, M., Lamarre, P. (2009-2011). Memories and Representations of the Past: Quebec and Ireland. Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) et Irish Research Council.