Sophie le Blanc
Lecturer, Institute for Politics and Strategy
Sophie le Blanc obtained a BA and MA in Political Science from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a MA and PhD from the University of Delaware. Her most recent research focused on immigrant entrepreneurs in the garment industry of São Paulo. Through ethnographic methods and historical document research, Dr. le Blanc uncovered interesting power dynamics specific to the unique immigrant makeup of the Brazilian garment industry. Dr. le Blanc’s ongoing research interests are rooted in immigration patterns particularly towards developing nations and the fascinating power dynamics among immigrant communities. Dr. Sophie le Blanc is currently working as a Senior Teaching Consultant at the Eberly Center at CMU, where she promotes diversity and inclusive classroom practices across campus.