Valérie Amiraux holds a Ph.D. from the Institut d’études politiques in Paris and has been a professor of sociology at Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Arts and Science since 2007. For ten years, she held the Canada Research Chair for the Study of Religious Pluralism, under which her initial projects involved the transnational mobilization of Islamic political players between Germany and Turkey, and a review of investigation practices in the social science. Since 2007, she has been interested in the place of religious topics, particularly through the study of relations between religious minorities and governments of secular societies. The transfer of knowledge beyond academic circles has a special place in all this work, whether in the form of an exhibition catalogue, a comic strip or a web documentary.
In the Faculty of Arts and Science, Valérie Amiraux served as Vice-Dean of International Partnerships from 2017 to 2020, and Faculty Secretary from 2018 to 2020. She has been the managing editor of the Sociologie et Sociétés journal since September 2016 and was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2017.
The Vice-Rector for Community and International Partnerships is responsible for the strategic development of international relations in teaching and research, as well as for supporting student and faculty mobility. It also establishes community partnerships ranging from local to international in scope. The Vice-Rectorate ensures the achievement of a reasonable, ethical and civic-minded internationalization within the University, which asserts its Francophone identity, anchored in Montreal while remaining open to the world.