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About Me




My name is Emmanuelle Richez and I am a woman of Franco-Vietnamese heritage. I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Windsor. My research examines law and politics in Canada, with a current focus on first and official language rights.

I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from McGill University, as well as a Master’s degree from Université Laval and a B.A. from the University of Ottawa in the same discipline. Prior to joining the University of Windsor, I held a Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société culture postdoctoral fellowship at Concordia University in addition to an Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. I also received hands-on political experience serving in various roles at the Québec National Assembly and at the Canadian House of Commons.

I am proud to work, to live, and to raise my family in Windsor, Ontario. As School Board Trustee for the French public system Viamonde, I represent the Windsor-Essex district.. In addition, I am engaged at the provincial and federal levels as a member of the Official Languages Rights Expert Panel of the Court Challenges Program of Canada.


In my free time, I go sailing on Lake St. Clair. I also enjoy coming up with purees made from ingredients sourced in Essex County for my infant son.

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