Catherine E. Amiot is a Full Professor of Psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Québécois (UQAM, McGill) and Canadian universities (University of Ottawa) before conducting postdoctoral research at the University of Queensland, Australia. Her research is in the field of social psychology, and more specifically in the areas of intergroup relations, self and identity processes, and human motivation. She applies theories in this field to understand human-animal relations. Her research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Australian Research Council, the Québec Fund for Research on Society and Culture and the Québec Fund for Research on Health.