Andre, Marie Kettlie

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Marie K. Andre (Ph.D. in Communications, 2011) is the Director of Wondrous Minds Knowledge Productions, a platform that supports constructive discussions on social issues. She currently focuses on diversity studies and incorporates communication pragmatics as a theoretical and methodological framework – a strategy that allows closer, practical contributions in terms of both particular problems and functional solutions in discursive labor.

Her research interests focused on understanding human communications, mainly using Lee Thayer’s works on active reception and his five areas of studies in communication to understand better how the world works. Her primary research centered on the ethics of Republican conversation in the on-going continuation of permanent war in the United States. Her dissertation explores the historical links between communication and democracy — their nature and their limits in peace and war. In De Tocqueville’s spirit, it is a work that studies how language shaped American foreign politics and the international scene.

Her interests and training also cover applied communication and international politics at the diplomatic relations level and communicative relationships concerning Third World development. Her master’s thesis is a methodology to guide negotiation and mediation in the context of social reconstruction in post-conflict countries.

Previously, she participated in implementing and managing a research project, Mon Portail Colab, subsidized by the Quebec government to design a collaborative platform for the socio-economic enhancement of knowledge in Quebec’s innovation communities. One of her functions was to act as a designer of public communications strategy or a mediator for cultural intervention through social media and collaborative platforms. Her research activities included:

  • Designing platforms that enable users to act responsibly and morally − designing new governance strategies and ethical norms to support virtual habitats and cities.
  • Communication designs for social change − sustainable development and democratization of creative process and creativity in general.
  • Finding ways to facilitate complex interactions between different entities: digital media and human activities generated in social, political, and complex economic environments.

(Ver. 02-2021)

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