Research themes

Research themes

Cultures and communities

  • Cultural studies, cultural history, cultural memory
  • Critical theory studies: aesthetics, art, linguistics, literature, film, political theory, philosophy
  • Communication and intercultural relations
  • Comparative cultural studies
  • Art history and history of intellectual currents 
House in the middle of a lake.

Francophone communities in a changing world

  • Linguistic contact
  • History and geography of Canadian Francophonie 
  • Francophone literatures of Ontario, Québec and Africa
  • Teaching and learning of the French language
  • History of the French language
  • Québec cinema
Various books on a desk.

Migration, rights and social justice

  • Refugee seeking and diaspora
  • Arctic sovereignty
  • Religious freedom
  • Past and present slavery
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Indigenous rights and land claims
  • Humanitarian interventions
Large group of people walking in a dry environment.

Living in the context of diversity

  • Theatre of exile
  • Experiences of newcomers to Canada
  • Multicultural cities
  • Religious diversity
  • Canadian Jewish studies
  • Cinema of the Arab world
  • Immigrant health
Map of Gatineau-Ottawa.

Societies and environmental changes

  • Maritime transport in the Arctic
  • Oil sands and the media
  • Art and climate change
  • Environmental philosophy and history
  • Glaciology
  • Literature of the environment
  • Permafrost studies
Weather map.

Indigenous cultures

  • Métis history and geography
  • Indigenous health
  • Indigenous religions
  • Spirituality and philosophy
  • Algonquin language
  • Indigenous broadcasting
  • Endangered languages
  • Indigenous education
Indigenous person (in black and white)

Well-being across the life course

  • uOttawa Living Lab: child language acquisition
  • Learning to play a musical instrument; language learning
  • Ageism
  • Environmental effects on maternal health
  • Children's literature
  • Intergenerational relations; needs of immigrant seniors
  • Health communication
  • Well-being in the workplace
  • Addiction treatment and dynamics
Researchers at the Living Lab.

Digital humanities

  • Digital citizenship and literacy
  • Linked open data
  • Computational methods
  • Big data cyberinfrastructure
  • Cyberculture and ethics
  • Open access policy research
  • Translation technology
  • Digital memory institutions