Welcome to my website. I am a professor of sociology at the University of Ottawa. My scholarship concerns issues of migration, ethnicity, multiculturalism, national identity and citizenship. I am also interested in supervising research projects in these areas. You will find a more detailed biography on one of the pages of this website. Bienvenu sur ma page web. Je suis professeure de sociologie à l’Université d’Ottawa. Mes recherches portent sur la migration, l'ethnicité, le multiculturalisme et l'identité nationale. Je me propose également d'encadrer des projets de recherche dans ces champs d’études. Vous allez trouver une biographie plus détaillée sur une des pages de ce site.


  • Elke Winter is the William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair for Canadian Studies at Harvard University in 2019-2020. She organizes the Canada Seminar and teaches “Nationalism and Citizenship in Comparative Perspective” (fall 2019), and “Nationalism and Ethnic Diversity” (spring 2020) through the Department of Sociology.
  • In 2017-2019, Elke Winter is on research leave at the Institute for Advanced Study, University of Konstanz. In collaboration with colleagues from Germany, Canada and France, she studies processes of immigrant and refugee integration from arrival to naturalization.
  • Les professeures Mireille Paquet et Elke Winter sont les récipiendaires d’une subvention de Développement Savoir (CRSH) intitule “Les fonctionnaires et l'élaboration des politiques publiques d'immigration et d'intégration au Canada”.
  • SSHRC/IRCC Targeted Research Grant aiming to foster a "Canada-Germany Research Collaboration on Syrian Refugee Arrival, Resettlement and Integration" under the leadership of Dalhousie University (PI: Mike Unger).
  • Pleased to announce a SSHRC Connection Grant with Sepali Guruge on "Emerging voices: how Syrian newcomers and other key stakeholders perceive Canada's three sponsorship programs for refugee (re)settlement".
  • Professor Claudia Diehl (Universität Konstanz) will be a Visiting Researcher at the University of Ottawa in March 2017; funding provided by the Office of the Vice-President Research.