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My name is David Koussens and I am an assistant professor at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Sherbrooke (Canada). I hold the Research Chair on Law, Religion and Secularism and I am the director of the Centre universitaire sur l'étude du religieux contemporain. I am also the director of the Revue de droit de l'Université de Sherbrooke. 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), at the Kadish Center for Morality, Law and Public Affairs, UC, Berkeley (2012) and at the Centre Perelman de philosophie du droit, Université Libre de Bruxelles (2013).

A lawyer by training, I previously held legal positions at the French Conseil d’État as well as at the French Ministry of Culture