Serge Granger (Canada)


After spending my youth travelling, I started my graduate studies late. My major was in Chinese studies and my minor in Indian studies under Martin Singer and John Hill at Concordia University. After several years as a lecturer, where I offered more than twenty courses on Asia and a stay as a visiting professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2005, I intensified my research on India after devoting my Ph.D. to China. That's why I teach Sino-Indian relations at Université de Sherbrooke, a medium-size city according to Canadian standards and a few kilometres from the United States. It is a Francophone university of 30,000 students connected to the world and I am proud to encourage young people to discover our planet and its inhabitants.

Since I was hired as a professor in 2010, I have directed, collaborated and co-written six books and about thirty articles or chapters, most of them in French but also in English, Chinese and Bengali. I am currently directing the "Confluences asiatiques" collection at the Université de Montréal Press and I hope to increase the number of publications offering a better understanding of the world.

I had the chance to chair the Société québécoise de science politique (SQSP) for two years (2019-2021) because of the pandemic and I am now acting as outgoing Vice-President. During my presidency of the SQSP, I worked mainly to reach the next generation of students and promote a greater internationalization of their membership. In addition, I have served as Vice-President of the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (2019) and I currently represent my university at the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. As you can see, I am a firm believer in international links that promote academic mobility and research.