Team

Mahdi Khelafoui | Julien Landry | Vanessa Romero | Yann Renisio | Louis Vervoort | Pierre-Luc Beauchamp |
Johan Giry | William Wannyn

Mahdi Khelfaoui began a Master of Science, Technology and Society under the direction of Yves Gingras in the fall of 2010. His thesis topic is the history of the Gentilly-1 reactor. He holds a Bachelors degree in engineering physics from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (2006). In parallel to his studies, he works as a nuclear safety engineer for Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.





Julien Landry holds a masters in sociology from the University of Montreal. His thesis, directed by Marcel Fournier, focused on the research orientation in the social sciences. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Science, Technology and Society at University of Quebec in Montreal. Under the supervision of Yves Gingras, he is focusing on the knowledge produced by the Canadian Think Tanks.





Owner of a licence in international relations from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and a masters in international studies from University in Montreal, Vanessa Romero Sandoval started a doctorate in Science, Technology and Society in 2011. Under the joint supervision of Jorge Niosi and Yves Gingras, she studies the canadian and mexican science and innovation policies.  She has financial support from the mexican government, the Canada Research Chair on the Management of Technology and the Canada Research Chair in the History and Sociology of Science.



Yann Renisio holds a masters degree in Practicing Interdisciplinarity from École des hautes études en sciences sociales and in theorical and empirical economics from Université Paris 1- Panthéon Sorbonne. In 2011, he began a Ph. D. under the joint supervision of Yves Gingras (UQAM) and Éric Brian (Centre Maurice Halbwachs, École Normale Supérieure). His thesis is about the financing pratices in the social sciences (France and USA).



Pierre-Luc Beauchamp holds a master degree in history from UQAM and a doctorate in history from McGill University. In january 2014, he began a doctorate in STS at Université du Québec à Montréal. Under the joint supervision of Yves Gingras and Robert Gagnon, he works on peer review and the evolution of biology journals in Canada.




Johan Giry holds a masters 2 degree from the Institut d'études politiques de Strasbourg. His master's thesis was on the social opening measures in the french leading schools. He also spent a year at the Glendon College sociology department in York University (Toronto) In september 2014, he began a doctorate in political science under the joint supervision of Jean-Philippe Heurtin (SAGE, Université de Strasbourg) and Yves Gingras. This research will compare the changes in the field of french and quebec sociology with the evolution in science policies.




William Wannyn holds a BSc in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Montreal (2014). In September 2014, he began a Masters in Sociology at the University of Montreal under the joint supervision of Yves Gingras (UQAM) and Nicolas Sallée (UdeM). He is research interest is the growing presence of the brain in the explanation of human behavior. His work focuses specifically on the emergence and growth of new hybrid research areas, such as neuromarketing, that are importing neuroscientific theories and techniques in the field of humanities and social sciences. 



Sarah Meunier is a Ph.D. student in sociology at Université de Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès, at LISST-Cers. She is working under the direction of Béatrice Milard, professor of sociology, and co-director by Yves Gingras. She first followed a path in Education Sciences before working several years as an international project coordinator. As part of her Ph.D., she is interested in scientific communities that focus on video games as an object or tool. In particular, she seeks to understand the circulation of knowledge on video games between the research community, institutions, industries and the media. His work is anchored at the crossroads of the sociology of sciences and the analysis of social networks.