Ph.D. Researcher in political science and part-time lecturer (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Montréal (Québec, Canada)
From March 25 to April 5, 2019
Félix Mathieu is a PhD Researcher in political science at the Université du Québec à Montréal and a student member of the Canada Research Chair in Québec and Canadian Studies. His research focuses on multinational federalism, nationalism and multiculturalism, and has been published in several scientific journals, such as Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Ethnicities, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism,Canadian Journal of Political Science. He is the author of Les défis du pluralisme à l’ère des sociétés complexes (2017, Presses de l’Université du Québec; 2018 Political Book Prize of the National Assembly of Québec) and the co-director (with Dave Guénette) of Ré-imaginer le Cadada: vers un État multinational? (2019, Les Presses de l’Université Laval).
My stay at Faber provides me with the opportunity to further my research with regards to the phenomenon of “fragile nations”, on both a theoretical and practical scale. Not only will I get the chance to discuss and present my theoretical framework with colleagues, but I will benefit from being at the Faber Residency Program to reflect on Catalonia being a “fragile nation” in search of its self-determination, recognition and institutional autonomy. Faber gives me a rare opportunity to fully concentrate on this line of reasoning.