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Haince, Marie-Claude

Visiting Researcher



Haince, Marie-Claude


Marie-Claude Haince is an anthropologist, Visiting Researcher at the Department of Anthropology at University of Montreal and at the Centre for Ethnic Studies (CEETUM). She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Association canadienne des sociologues et anthropologues de langue française (ACSALF) while serving as Treasurer. She has been the Vice-President of ACSALF from 2013 to 2015. She has been working on issues related to the management of immigration and religious and ethnic diversity throughout her academic career. Her current research investigates the way multiculturalism operates concretely while seeking to elucidate the nature of multiculturalism through the challenge posed by religious practices of Muslim communities. She is also developing a project on the conditions of emergence of Islamophobia in Quebec.


Her previous research on Canada’s immigration selection system focused on the micropolitics at work, specifically the operations of discretionary power in relation to immigration and border control. Her  work on the exclusion and containment of targeted populations in Canada examined the institutional regulation of the “unwanted,” exploring the way the Canadian authorities deal with those that the “system” is unable to process, and critically addressing concepts such as migration, borders, detention, exception and sovereignty.


Over the last years, she has organized several panels and presented numerous papers in international conferences and scholarly meetings on immigration, exclusion, discrimination and management of diversity. Furthermore, she is involved in prominent networks of research collaboration in North America, Europe, Maghreb and Southern Africa.

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