Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Visiting Professor in Buddhism and Contemporary Society
January 2015 to June 2015 | School of Political Studies
Laliberté is full professor at the School of political Studies, the University of Ottawa, as well as research fellow at Purdue University’s Center for Religion and Chinese Society, the Groupe Societés, Religions, et Laïcités in Paris, and the Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture in Asia at the University of Groningen. He has served in various capacity in the executive committee of the Canadian Asian Studies Association, and in various scholarship selection committees for scholars studying in China and Taiwan.
He is a co-investigator for a research team funded by the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada on ‘Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care’ looking at the transnational care chain across the Pacific. He has done research in Taiwan, the People’s Republic of China, and Hong Kong on democratic transition, issues of identity, the regulation of religion, and social policy.
While at the TLKY, he is organising a conference on Buddhism and politics as well as a workshop about Buddhist perspectives on care, and revise two chapters for edited volumes: the first one is about Buddhist philanthropy and social policy in Taiwan and Hong Kong, the other one about religion and development in Chinese societies. He has just co-edited Secular States and Religious Diversity (UBC Press 2013) and works on a manuscript for a book on Buddhism in Greater China.
Laliberté has received his doctoral degree from the University of British Columbia in 1999 for his thesis on The Politics of Buddhist Organizations in Taiwan, which was published by Routledge in 2004.