Afef Benessaieh

Afef Benessaieh

Professor - School of Business Administration - TÉLUQ | Université du Québec | e-university of Quebec
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Afef Benessaieh is a professor of International Studies at the TÉLUQ distance university (Montréal, Québec). She joined TELUQ in 2009 after her first position at York University’s Glendon College (Toronto, 2005-2009). She holds a PhD in International Relations from Southern California University (USC, Los Angeles, 2005). She is an associate member and co-director of the ‘interamericanity and transculturality’ axis of RÉLAM; And she is also associated with several centers such as the Center for Research on Local Authorities in the Caribbean (CRLPC, University of the West Indies) or the Center for Studies on Integration and Globalization (CEIM-UQAM). Her researches focus mainly on transcultural and multicultural approaches to multi-ethnicity in the world, international migration, the cultural dimensions of globalization, and critical international theories, especially in the context of the New World societies (The Americas). Over the last ten years she has published more than three monographs, and twenty or so articles and chapters of peer-reviewed scientific literature, including: Transcultural Americas / Transcultural Americas (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press , 2010); “Bouchard-Taylor at UNESCO: Intercultural Ambivalences and Transcultural Clarifications” (with P. Imbert, K. Ertler, S. Gill, P. James and S. Hodgett, Canadian Studies: The State of the Art, 2011); “Dense multiculturalism or massive violence: four possible scenarios” (RELIEF Electronic Review of French Literature, January 5: 3, 2012); Or “Boas Goes to Americas: the Emergence of Transamerican Conceptions of Culture” (in Graham and W. Raussert, Mobile and Entangled Americas, Routledge, 2016). A selection of its publications is fully available online at Research Gate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Afef_Benessaieh2