My primary research interests are information and communication technologies (ICTs), sociotechnical aspects of technology design, and technology appropriation and 'usage' (use). I study how information and communication technologies - the way they are designed and used, and the values they embody - contribute to reshape our contemporary world.

My current research projects are on cyberinfrastructure developements in the sciences (e-Science initiatives), collaborative web sites for knowledge production that involve experts and ordinary people, on-line forums discussions for health information sharing, social web and participatory culture.

I am aiming at providing qualitative understandings, using ethnographic methods, of current transformations in the practice and modalities of knowledge production, associated with the uses of ICTs.

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I am an associate professor at the Department of Public and Social Communication at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and chairholder of UQAM research Chair on « Digital technologies Uses and Changes in Communication ».

I am a full member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST) – an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to the social study of scientific and technological activities. I am also a member of the Groupe de recherche et d’observation sur les usages et cultures médiatiques (GRM) – a research group on media cultures and ICTs usage, and I am codirector of the Laboratoire de communication médiatisée par ordinateur (LabCMO) – an experimental and research lab at the cross-road of open-source computing and computer-mediated communication. I am an affiliated researcher with the Comparative Interoperability project, University of California, San Diego.

I have a doctorate in the interdisciplinary field of communication studies (2004) and a postdoctorate in science and technology studies (STS).