The College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa named renowned economic sociology expert Gérard Duhaime as the Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair. In this capacity, Duhaime’s research will focus on the economic and social inequalities in the circumpolar Arctic, and the social, economic and political conditions of Native Hawaiians. He will challenge his own analysis in dialogue with university colleagues who are involved in similar research at the Global Studies Initiatives, the Department of Sociology and Indigenous Studies academic area.
“Being the first Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Social Science at UH Mānoa is a great honor. What a precious opportunity to get direct access to colleagues with parallel research interests, but in different areas of the world. This generates the great potential to compare and contrast the social realities we are studying, and to enrich our overall contribution to knowledge,” said Duhaime.
“This collaboration with Fulbright Canada allows the college to expand on its tradition of exciting, intense interaction and dialogue between students and faculty from various academic disciplines, as well as the university and the wider community. The addition of Gérard Duhaime to this mix will greatly enhance discourse and support regional cooperation efforts on issues including climate change, indigenous issues and international strategy and policy,” said Denise Eby Konan, dean of the College of Social Sciences.
The Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair was established by UH Mānoa, in partnership with Fulbright Canada. Housed in the College of Social Sciences under a five-year arrangement that began this fall with the selection of Duhaime, the program will support regional cooperation on issues including energy and the environment, Asia Pacific engagement, indigenous issues, information communications technology, health disparities, policy and migration.
More about Gérard Duhaime
Gérard Duhaime is a professor of sociology at Université Laval (Canada), chair holder of the Canada Research Chair on Comparative Aboriginal Condition. He received a doctorate in sociology and a master’s degree in political science.
Duhaime has authored several books and papers in the field of economic sociology mainly related to the circumpolar world, including “Monetary Poverty in Inuit Nunangat” (Arctic, 2015) and Arctic Food Security (CCI Press, 2008). One of the leading scientists of the SLiCA-International program, he has also served as president of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association, member of the International Polar Year Planning Committee and senior scientific advisor or visiting researcher in several institutions in Germany, Finland, Iceland, India and the United States.