Samuel Blouin is a doctoral student under joint supervision at the Department of Sociology at the Université de Montréal and the Institute of Social Sciences of Contemporary Religion at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. He completed bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology at the Université de Montréal in just four years, and he actively defends and promotes human rights as an executive member of the Ligue des droits et libertés.
In addition to working on his doctoral dissertation, Samuel coordinates Professor Valérie Amiraux's activities as Canada Research Chair in Religious Pluralism and Ethnicity. This work has involved him in developing research projects and preparing sociological expertise for legal affairs. He has also published academic texts and presented his work at several colloquia. Samuel has studied in Germany (2013), has taken part in a week of workshops in France on international cooperation against discrimination (2013), and was a visiting student in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence (2014).
Samuel's involvement does not stop here. At the university, he has shared his enthusiasm by serving on several committees in his department. Outside the university setting, but still related to his field of study, he works with the Ligue des droits et libertés, most often the secularism, racism, and social exclusion committee and the Aboriginal rights committee. Samuel's social dedication was recognized by the Desjardins Foundation, which awarded him its Cooperation and Democracy prize in 2012.