My research focuses on the impact of law on economic and social life and the production of legal norms and institutions by state and non-state actors. My work draws on multidisciplinary, socio-legal perspectives from the fields of sociology, anthropology, economics, history and management sciences, and resorts to various qualitative and quantitative research methods.
My current research falls into 3 main research streams:
In addition to my research collaborations with other professors, I regularly work with research assistants. My assistants are generally, but not exclusively, undergraduate or graduate students from University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law. My current research team is made up of the following people:
Alexandre Petterson is a student in the Canadian Law (J.D./LL.L) program at the University of Ottawa and a graduate of the Université de Montréal in Political Science (B.Sc.).
Alexandre joined the team in the fall of 2016. He first worked on the survey conducted as part of the project on the notarial profession in Outaouais and he is currently investigating issues related to innovation in the legal services industry.
Charlotte Dahin is a PhD student in Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa. She holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium and a Master’s degree in international law from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom (LL.M.). Her research focuses on the experience and rights of women in the refugee determination process.
Charlotte joined the team in the fall of 2017. She is working on the research project on the feminization of the notarial profession in Quebec.