Visiting professors

Inter-university hosting programme

The CONFLUENCE Sciences & Humanities Research Center (EA1598) welcomes international researchers and professors.

The aim of this programme is to foster collaboration with UCLy's research faculty on common scientific themes.

The hosting periods must be compatible with the annual university programme (excluding school holidays) and range from one to six months. The researcher is hosted on the Carnot or Saint Paul sites in the city center of Lyon (Rhône - 69).

A scientific advisor, member of the UR CONFLUENCE Sciences & Humanities, accompanies the visiting researcher during his/her stay. The Research Center is also available to help with administrative procedures.

You can apply by contacting the Research Vice-Rectorate headed by Pr Valérie Aubourg: direction.recherche@univ-catholyon.fr.

Unité de recherche CONFLUENCE : Sciences et Humanités – EA1598

Université catholique de Lyon
10, place des Archives – 69002 Lyon, FRANCE

Visiting professors

  • 2022

    Luciane MARTINS DE ARAUJO

    Professor of Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, Brazil

    Specialist in Civil Procedure Law, lawyer, environmental consultant, adjunct professor at the Master’s Program in Law, International Relations and Development of the Pontifical University of Goias. She is on the editorial board of the Brazilian Journal of Digital Environment and Information Society and the Journal of Public Law of the State University of Londrina.
    She is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Public Defense, the Association of Environmental Law Professors of Brazil.

    During her stay at UCLy, she will work in particular with Dr. Méryl Recotillet

    Hosting research group : Group #6 / Legal, Political and Social Sciences

    Hosted from March 2022 to September 2022


    Jeffrey JOIREMAN

    Professor of Marketing and International Business
    Carson College of Business, Washington State, USA

    Prof. Joireman is visiting as part of the prestigious Fulbright specialist programme for a period of 6 weeks. He is sharing his publishing expertise with the affiliated members of the research group #8.

    Prof. Joireman’s research focuses on decision making in temporal dilemmas, environmental decision making, corporate social responsibility and public policy issues. He has published more than 65 articles, many in leading journals in his field, including the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

    Hosting research group : Group #8 / Sustainable business and organizations

    Hosted in February-March 2022


    Massimiliano MARIANELLI

    Professor of History of Philosophy at the University of Perugia, Italy

    Professor Marianelli teaches the history of philosophy, the forms of humanism and the aesthetics of landscape in the history of thought.
    Among his publications in different languages we can mention: Beuys e Burri: An era and its horizon of meaning (with Massimo, Donà), Piè di Mosca, Perugia 2021; Le hasard des événements, VERSANTS, Fascicule français, 2014, pp. 93-111

    He was hosted at UCLy as part of the training and research cooperation agreement between UCLy and the University of Perugia. During his stay, he took part in the pedagogical activities of the Faculty of Philosophy, giving for example an opening lecture during the Faculty’s doctoral morning and giving the introductory lecture of the seminar “Phenomenology of Vulnerability”, given in the framework of the Master’s degree by Chiara Pesaresi.

    Hosting research group : Group #4 / Education, People and Support

    Hosted in January 2022

  • 2021

    Dean DE LA MOTTE

    Professor, Salve Regina University, Rhode Island, USA

    Specialist in 19th century French literature.
    Author of Approaches to Teaching Stendhal’s The Red and the Black, Modern Language Association, New York, 1999.
    He is a member of the scientific committee of the UR journal Confluence.

    During his stay at UCly, he gave lectures in the Faculty of Modern Languages and attended the seminars of the research group #3.

    Hosting research group: Group #3 / Culture(s), language and Imaginaries

    Hosted from September to December 2021


    Sylvain AUCLAIR

    Philosophy teacher, Cégep de Sainte-Foy, Quebec

    Researcher at the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technology (OBVIA). He is interested in the impact of data-driven technologies on privacy. He chairs several research ethics committees.

    During his stay at UCLy, he worked closely with Dr. Mathieu GUILLERMIN in the NHNAI project – New Humanism at the time of Neurosciences and Artificial Intelligence.

    Hosting research group: Group #4 / Education, People and Support

    Hosted in October-November 2021

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Research support team

Its mission is to promote the research activities of the Confluence: Sciences and Humanities Research Center (EA 1598), and to report to the Research Vice-Rectorate, which is responsible for coordinating all research-related issues at UCLy.