Current research

Dimitri della Faille

Funded research

  • 2012-2015 « Politicization of technical expertise in international development » (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada – CRSH-SSHRC) $48 000
  • 2011-2015 « Politicization of technical discours? The case of technical manual for social statistics for development » (Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture – FQRSC) $39 600
  • 2010-2011 « Critical analysis of expert disourses about underdevelopment » (Fonds institutionnel de la recherche du Décanat de la recherche de l’UQO) $10 000
  • 2010-2012 « Global argumentaion about the indigenous problem » (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, post-doctorat) $90 000, funding declined
  • 2007-2009 « Discourse about development and scientific policies : a critical sociology of expertise in social statistics » (Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture, post-doctorat) $64 000
  • 2007-2008 « An analysis of representations of social problems in Mexican sociology. Stabilities and ruptures of problems and their solutions in a corpus of sociological texts » (Foreign affairs ministry of Mexico, post-doctorat) $12 000

Current research

Global Governance and the Framing of Underdevelopment

  • Social Statistics and Social Indicators
  • Expert Discourses in International Development
  • The Indigenous « Problem » and International Non-Governmental Organizations

Sociology of Knowledge and Social Sciences

  • Mexico: Social Problems, Sociology and Globalization
  • Folklore Studies, Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies
  • Public Intellectuals, Universities and Public Sphere

Research and teaching interest

  • Social and Economic development
  • Critical theories of underdevelopment and Social inequalities
  • Globalization, Geopolitics and International studies
  • Foreign and international policy
  • Global political system
  • Political economy
  • Social problems, Deviance and Social control
  • Classical and Contemporary theory
  • History and Epistemology
  • Science and Technology
  • Radical and Critical thinking

Methodology

  • Discourse Analysis
  • Qualitative Methodology
  • Ethnography and Observation
  • Computer-Aided Text Analysis (CATA)

Cultural areas of interest

  • North, Central and South America
  • East Asia and South-East Asia
  • North Africa

See also: my research assistants.