Professor of History and Theory of Art and Part-time Professor, Department of Visual Arts

Ph.D., Sociology; M.A. (Arts); B.A. (French and Canadian Studies)

Room: 100 Laurier Avenue East, Room 106

Work E-mail: ylaberge@uottawa.ca


Dr. Yves Laberge is a sociologist and serves as Senior Book Series Editor at Les Presses de l'Université Laval. He began teaching at the University of Ottawa in 2006 as visiting professor. After a postdoctoral research in Paris, Yves Laberge was visiting professor for the University of Iceland (Reykjavik), the Université d’Aix-Marseille, and the Université européenne de Rennes (Chaire des Amériques) in 2011. He worked as consultant in film history at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec from 1995 to 2005. He served as board member for the Association for Canadian Studies, the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS); he was appointed by the Governor in Council (GIC) on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ founding board in 2008. Apart from numerous articles in academic journals, Yves Laberge is the sole author of 180 encyclopedia entries, a dozen of forewords for scholarly books, and more than 800 book reviews.

Ongoing Research:

Member of the Centre de recherche en éducation et formation relatives à l'environnement et à l'écocitoyenneté de l'UQAM (Centr'ERE);

Member of the Institut Hydro-Québec en environnement, développement et société (Institut EDS), Québec City. 

Board member for the Canadian Review of American Studies;

Member of the Board of The Electronic Green Journal;

Member of the Board of the journal The European Legacy. Toward New Paradigms (Routledge);

Member of the Editorial Board for Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication;

Member of the "Editorial Advisory Committee" for the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture;

Member of the "International Advisory Board" for the journal Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific

Courses taught:

ART 4515 – Thèmes choisis en histoire et théorie de l’art

CDN1500 – Introduction aux études canadiennes

MUS 3705 – Musique et pensée critique (à l’École de musique)

DVM 4305 – Seminar in International Development and Globalization: Theoretical aspects

Selected Publications :

“Transforming Rights into Artefacts”, MUSE (Canadian Museums Association, Ottawa), vol. 33 n° 5, September 2014, pp. 48-51.

“Appearance stratification and identity: Fashion as the clearest example of what sociology is all about”, Sociology (SAGE, UK). 47: 1. 2013.

“Social Representations of Men and Local Heroes in Québec’s Public Sphere and Culture: Another Case of a ‘Distinct Society’?”, dans le livre sous la direction de Jason Laker (dir.), Canadian perspectives on men & masculinities. An Interdisciplinary Reader (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 151-162.

“Thinking like a sociologist, and the ethical role of the sociologist”, in Acta Sociologica: Journal of the Nordic Sociological Association. SAGE. June 2011 54: 199-204.

“Habitus and Social Capital: from Pierre Bourdieu and beyond”, in Sociology (SAGE). 44: 4. August 2010, pp. 770-777.

"Are Cultural Studies an Anglo-Saxon Paradigm? Reflections on Cultural Studies in Francophone Networks", in Gail Faurschou, Souraya Mookerjea, Imre Szeman (eds.), Between Empires: A Canadian Cultural Studies Reader. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009, pp. 561-580.

Awards and Acheivement:

Doctoral and Postdoctoral fellowships;

Grant for Writing and Publishing | The Canada Council for the Arts.

Fields of Interest

  • Sociology: Culture Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Environment and Citizenship
  • Canadian Studies
  • Arts and Visual Studies
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