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Guillaume Dandurand

I am a political anthropologist interested in science and technology studies. During my PhD, I examined the techno-politics of the right to food in India. My research received two accolades: York University's best dissertation award (2019) and a place on the shortlist of the International Convention of Asian Scholars's Best Dissertation Award (2018-21).

Since then, my research interests turned towards the social construction of AI. First, I completed a first postdoctoral fellowship (Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie; 2018-2020). In collaboration with a transnational humanitarian organization, my ethnographic research focused on digital humanitarianism and the introduction of AI in humanitarian workflows.

Then, I pursed my academic journey on a multinational and multidisciplinary project called Shaping 21st Century AI, at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS; 2020-23). Specifically, my research looks at the social construction of Ai in Canadian legacy media between 2012 and 2021. On April 17 2023, after two years of qualitative and quantiative research, we are launching the first report of the project called Training the News: Coverage of Canada's Hype Cycle (2012-2021).

My work has been published in PoLAR, Engaging STS, Réseaux, and Le Devoir. I also have published an edited book called Attentes et promesses technoscientifiques (PUM, 2022).


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Shaping AI, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)


  • 2019 
    York University, Best Dissertation Award (York University, 2019) / Social Anthropology