Dan Furukawa Marques is an associate professor in the department of sociology at Laval University. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Political Theory from York University, and a doctorate degree in Political Science from the University of Ottawa. He has been recevaient of the FRQSC scholarship and post-doctoral intern at the Centre d’études des mouvements sociaux (CEMS) of l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. He mainly works on the construction of cooperative communities, social movements, and their links to politics and socioeconomic constraints that relate to actors of cooperation. It is through the reconstitution of the life trajectories of cooperatives, the analysis of daily social practices and the evolution of the functioning of co-operatives that his work captures and characterizes different forms of appearance and transformation of the policy experienced in co-operation and conflict. Dan Furukawa Marques’s academic background also led him to teach, in both English and French, political and social philosophy, as well as globalization, citizenship and development, in the political and social context of Latin America, mainly in Brazil, as well as on Quebec society and its ideologies.