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My name is David Koussens and I am an assistant professor at the Department of Religious Studies of the University of Sherbrooke (Canada) where I hold the Research Chair on Religions in Advanced Modernity. My research interests are in sociology of religion, politics and religion, sociology of law and law and society.
I received a PhD in sociology from the Université du Québec à Montréal in january 2011. My thesis is titled “State Neutrality and Regulation of Religious Diversity in Quebec and France”.
I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in 2010-2011 and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre de recherche en éthique de l'Université de Montréal in 2011. I also have done research as a Visiting Scholar at the Groupe-Sociétés-Religions-Laïcités/CNRS (2008), at the London School of Economics (2011) and at the Kadish Center for Morality, Law and Public Affairs, UC, Berkeley (2012)
A lawyer by training, I previously held legal positions at the French Conseil d’État as well as at the French Ministry of Culture
Faculté de théologie et d’études religieuses
Université de Sherbrooke
2500, boulevard de l’université
J1K 2R1 CANADA
Tél: (819) 821-7000 # 62603