Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism
Research Centre CELAT/Laval University, Canada
Francine Saillant is a professor at Laval University’s Department of Anthropology (Quebec, Canada) and the outgoing CÉLAT Director, a Research Centre on cultures, arts and societies. She works on the NET-MED Youth UNESCO project with three colleagues of CÉLAT to observe the digital usage of the youth and analyze the socio-technical framework of the platforms used by the youth in the countries of the southern Mediterranean. She is the author of twenty books on various topics of anthropology, such as Identités et handicaps (Identities and handicaps) (Karthala, 2007), Le movement noir au Brésil (The black movement in Brazil) (Academia, 2014), and Droits et cultures en mouvements (Rights and culture movements) (PUL, 2012) with Karoline Truchon. As a specialist in anthropology of human rights, she conducts research on discrimination based on the idea of race and various forms of discrimination based on the social construction of difference. She is interested in various applications and interpretations that are made of the notions of justice and rights, and more generally in the social life of rights.