Amélie Dumarcher

Holder of a Master’s degree in Applied Geography from the Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse (France), I am currently a PhD candidate in regional development at the Université du Québec à Rimouski (Canada).

My current research interests focus on resource governance in Quebec and Atlantic Canada, with a specific focus on peripheric territories dynamics (resource regions and towns). The intersection between resource geography and political economy opens to a rich multidisciplinary approach. It allows me to pursue my initial interest for geography, while integrating the crucial political and economic issues related to the development of territories.

Since I built my first database as part of my Master’s degree (a review of images and places on postcards and their diffusion), I have also developed a strong interest in multidisciplinary approaches and mixed methods, and in the use of computer tools for human and social sciences. These approaches and tools, with the creative solutions they allow, seem to me to have great potential (with some challenges, however!)
I like to work on the creation of innovative research designs, especially on combinations of tools tailored to the specific needs of research projects. The specialized software I use most frequently are MaxQda (CAQDAS), Iramuteq (lexicometry), and Zotero (bibliography).

For more information on my research and ongoing projects, you can have a look at my CV (currently in French only), visit my ResearchGate page, and the News section of this website.