The Team


Consuelo Vásquez (PhD)

Associate Professor in the Département de communication sociale et publique at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in Canada.
Leading researcher of the project

Consuelo Vásquez holds a PhD in communication from the Université de Montréal. Her research interests include ethnography, project organizing, volunteering and the communicative constitution of organizations. She mainly teaches organizational communication at UQAM, to all academic levels. Her work has been published in Communication Theory, Communication Measures and Methods, Discourse and Communication, Qualitative Research in Organization and Management, Scandinavian Journal of Management, and other international peer-reviewed journals. She has also served as an editorial board member of the Revue internationale de Communication sociale et publique, and Studies in Communication Sciences, and is currently a member of the editorial board of the Revista Chilena de Semiótica and Re-presentaciones. She is also an active volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), a volunteer organization, which whom she has been collaborating for the last seven years.

Frederik Matte (PhD)

Assistant professor in communication at Université d’Ottawa, Canada.
Associate researcher to the project

Frédérik Matte holds a PhD in communication from the Université de Montréal. Prior to its doctoral studies, he worked for several years in corporate communications and in politics. His research focuses on humanitarian aid, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and crises situations. He is interested in organizational aspects such as tensions, adaptation, learning as well as notions like engagement, attachment and volunteerism. His approach is part of a collaborative framework with the humanitarian aid organization Doctors without Borders (MSF). His work has been published in Management Communication Monographs, Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Discours & Communication et Pragmatics & Society.

Nicolas Bencherki (PhD)

Assistant professor of organizational communication TÉLUQ Montréal, Canada.
Associate researcher to the project

Nicolas Bencherki holds a PhD in communication from the Université de Montréal and in sociology of action from Sciences Po Paris. Previous to his actual position, he was an assistant professor at SUNY Albany following postdocs at the Centre for the sociology of innovation at Mines ParisTech, and NYU Poly’s Department of Technology Management and Innovation. His research focuses on the intersecting roles of organizational communication and materiality in the interactional constitution of membership, strategy and other conventional organizational issues in the setting of the non-profit and community-based organizations, with a special interest for the concept of property. His work has been published, among others, in Human Relations, Management Communication Quarterly, and the Journal of Communication. Finally, as a volunteer, he is a member of the Executive Board of the Organisation d’éducation et d’information logement de Côte-des-Neiges, and he also gives training in community organizations about organizational communication and strategy.

Matthew Koschmann (PhD)

Associate professor in the Department of Communication at University of Colorado Boulder, USA.
Collaborator researcher of the project

Matthew Koschmann holds a PhD in organizational communication from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently teaches classes on organizational communication, collaboration, persuasion, leadership and research methods at Boulder. His research explores the communication processes of inter- and intra-organizational collaboration, with a particular emphasis on nonprofit organizations, cross-sector partnerships and the civil society sector. Since 2014, he is leading a research on “Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems : Post-disaster Reconstruction Processes and Stakeholder Networks” founded by National Science Foundation (NSF). His work has been published in numerous journals, among others, Journal of Communication, Communication Quarterly, Management Communication Quarterly, and Communication Monographs.

Viviane Sergi (PhD)

Associate Professor in the Managment and Technology Department at ESG-UQAM, Canada.
Collaborator researcher of the project

Following her managment PhD from HEC Montreal, Viviane Sergi has been postdotoral researcer at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Stockholm) and at the Chair in Strategic Management in Pluralistic Settings (HEC Montreal). Her research interests focus on pluralistic organizations and temporary modes of organizing, with a special regard over practices and materiality. Her current research projects, among others, explore transformations in work contexts : she is interested in the trajectories of self-employed workers from the creative industries, and looking at work spaces reconfigurations. Her work has been publiched in Academy of Management Annals, Human Relations, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Communication Research and Practice, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business and Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management.

Sophie Del Fa (PhD)

Professor in the Département des Arts et Lettres at the University of Québec in Chicoutimi (UQAC) in Canada
Collaborator researcher of the project

Sophie Del Fa holds a PhD in communication from the University of Quebec in Montreal. Her interests include alternative organizations, social movements and resistance to neoliberalism. She adopts a critical constitutive approach of communication and is inspired and moved by feminist, decolonial and subaltern studies. She conducted ethnographic fieldwork in distinct contexts: a Canadian University, an alternative college in the USA, a free university in Montreal, the Canadian cancer society, an advertising agency and at Ubisoft Montreal. Her work has been published in Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, Alternates Routes: journal of critical social research, Recherches en communication, Questions de communication, Communication et organisation, Communication, Lettres et Sciences du langage, M@n@gement.

Samuel Lamoureux

PhD student in communication à l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada.
Webmestre of the project research

Samuel Lamoureux graduates in Journalism from the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) since 2017, he is actually a candidate for the PhD degree in Communication at the same university. He specializes in media studies and criticism of political economy. His thesis, led by Professor Chantal Francoeur, focuses on a critical Marxian analysis of the communications at the Bank of Canada and looking at the media dealing with these communications. Samuel is also a research assistant at the Center for Interuniversity Research on Communication, Information and Society (CRICIS; Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la communication, l’information et la société), his first scientific articles appeared in 2018 in the journals Québec Science and COMMposite. As a journalist and a committed citizen, Samuel volunteers for, a local collaborative media.

Frédérique Routhier

Master student in communication à l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada.
Coordinator of the project

Graduated with a bachelors’ degrees in Psychology and Political Communication, Frédérique Routhier is beginning her master’s degree in Organizational Communication. She is interested in contemporary volunteer practices, and conducts research-intervention in collaboration with practitioners in order to create a meeting space between the academic and the field. The philanthropic sector has always been present in her life: she has volunteered on numerous occasions on different projects and for different organizations, and is a proud first responder for the Canadian Red Cross. Her interest in volunteering, her experience in the field and her academic background allow her to use her expertise, as well as her human and interpersonal skills to coordinate the Volunteering on the Move project.