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Marcelo Otero

Marcelo Otero is Professor in the Department of Sociology at UQAM since June 2002. He earned a PhD in sociology at the Université de Montréal in 2001. His thesis, which focused on the social control effects of psychotherapeutic practices and psychosocial interventions in Québec over the last twenty years, was awarded Best Dissertation in Social Sciences by the Université de Montréal. |He completed a postdoctoral internship at the Centre de recherche Psychotropes, Santé mentale et Société (CESAMES) of the CNRS-INSERM-Paris V under the supervision of Alain Ehrenberg. Since 2004, he has been a research fellow of the Fond du recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ). His current research program focuses on new mental health problems and new mental health therapies in the analysis of normal and pathological forms of contemporary individuality. His current research focuses on the use of psychotropic drugs; the contribution of psychiatry and psychology in defining contemporary normativity; contemporary forms of social control; and the study of intervention strategies among “problematic” populations (FQRSC, CIHR). His areas of expertise are the sociology of mental health, the sociology of social problems, sociological theory, and the work of Michel Foucault. He serves on the editorial boards of Sociologie and Cahiers de recherche sociologique and is a researcher at the Collectif de recherche sur l'itinérance, la pauvreté et l'exclusion sociale (CRI) and the Institut Santé et société de l'Université du Québec à Montréal (ISS).

E-mail : otero.marcelo@uqam.ca

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