Dan Furukawa Marques
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Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology at l’Université Laval

Dan Furukawa Marques is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Université Laval, Québec City. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Theory (University of Ottawa) and the Chaire de leadership en enseignement Alban D’Amours en sociologie de la coopération (CLEASC). He is also associate researcher at the Centre d’études des mouvements sociaux (CEMS), at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris.

Drawing on political phenomenology his recent work analyzed the conflictual construction of cooperative communities and political subjectivities, based on collective work, participatory democracy and solidarity economy. This analysis was built through ethnographic research conducted in an agricultural production cooperative that belongs to the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST), in the south of Brazil.

Professsor Furukawa Marques has taught many courses on topics such as politics of Latin America and the Caribbean, social and political philosophy, globalization, citizenship, and development, and alternative economies.

His current research project analyzes the relationship between the commons and social and solidarity economy in Québec and Spain. 

Recent research projects
Cross-perspectives on Post-Growth Societies 
New forms of social cooperation in light of the commons: the cases of Bâtiment 7, Collectif Solon and Espaces d’initiatives

Recent publications 
Furukawa Marques, Dan. (2021). L’expérience du politique: Merleau-Ponty chez les sans-terre au Brésil. Tumultes, 56, 115-135.

Furukawa Marques, Dan. (2019). « Communauté et subjectivité politiques. La mística du Mouvement des travailleurs ruraux sans-terre (MST) et la phénoménologie politique de Maurice Merleau-Ponty », Politique et sociétés, vol. 38, no.3: 27-49.

Furukawa Marques, Dan and Pascale Devette. (2019). « La dignité du travail, fondation d’une communauté politique dans le Mouvement des travailleurs ruraux sans-terre (MST) du Brésil », Journal des anthropologues, no. 158-159 : 1-25.