Aude-Claire Fourot


Areas of interest

Research and Supervision Fields:


-Immigration and Integration
-Equity and Diversity in Cities
-Francophone Immigration and Francophone Minority Communities
-Qualitative Methods

Teaching Streams:

-Diversity and Migration
-Public Policy and Democratic Governance
-Research Methods and Analysis


  • Honours BA, Sciences Po Bordeaux (France)
  • MA, Laval University
  • PhD, University of Montreal


As an immigrant to Canada, I am deeply interested in how a city’s public policies impact immigration resettlement. I also work with local communities to explore how settlement issues stemming from ethnic and religious diversity shape local public policy. I came to Canada in 2000, completing an MA in political science at Laval University and a PhD at the University of Montreal. I held SSHRC postdoctoral research positions at both Sciences Po Paris and MIT before joining SFU’s Department of Political Science in 2011. I currently hold a SSHRC grant to compare refugee resettlement in Canadian and French cities, and to discover how local governance determines resettlement outcomes. I spent the 2019-2020 academic year in France on a Collegium Fellowship (Institute for Advanced Study) to complete my research.


2020. The Reception of Exiles Outside Big Cities. Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales, vol. 36 - n°2 et 3 (with Anouk Flamant, Aisling Healy and Camille Schmoll).

2019. Le Canada dans le monde. Acteurs, idées, gouvernance. Co-edited with R. Léger, J. Cornut, and N. Kenny. Montréal: Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal.

2018. Citizenship as a Regime. Canadian and International Perspectives. Co-edited with M. Paquet and N. Nagels, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

2018. “Does the Scale of Funding Matter? Manitoba and British Columbia Before and After the Federal Repatriation of Settlement Services: The Case of Francophone Service Providers.” Journal of International Migration & Integration 19 (4): 865–881.

2015. “Bringing Cities ‘Back In’ to Canadian Political Science: Municipal Public Policy & Immigration.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 48 (2): 413-433.

2013. L’intégration des immigrants. Cinquante ans d’action publique locale. Montréal: Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal.