Francine Saillant received her PhD from McGill University in 1987. She is professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at Laval University, Québec Canada. She serves as the Director of the Centre Cultures, Arts, Sociétés, and developed a research program about the living-together. Saillant has directed the efforts of the journal Anthropologie et sociétés for more ten years. She was appointed in 2008 to be a member of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2013, she was co-chair of the 81st Congress of the Association francophone pour le savoir. She was invited by UNESCO to be part of the international committee about intercultural dialogue. Her research interests are numerous and she published books and special issues in medical anthropology, human rights and minorities, cultural diversity, epistemology and creative methodologies. She recently was received as a member emeritus of the Society of Canadian Anthropology.
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