Marie-Eve Vautrin-Nadeau is a PhD student in Communication Studies supervised by Line Grenier at Université de Montréal. She has completed a MA thesis exploring heritage practices in Quebec (urban and rural areas), challenging the official-unofficial binarism pervading the heritage studies field, and interrogating the notion of intangible heritage as it pervades the francophone ‘traditional music milieu’. Her research interests are at the intersection of heritage studies, memory studies, ageing studies, critical theory and culture. She is also a member of the Lab Culture Populaire, Connaissance et Critique (CPCC), at UdeM.
Marie-Eve is currently working as a research assistant on the Senior Stars (Étoile des Aînés) ACT pilot study. In 2016, she was granted a scholarship to take part in the Graz International Summer School GUSSEG. She had the privilege of attending the “Aging, Communication, Technologies” module, which was hosted by professors and ACT members Line Grenier, Kim Sawchuk and Stephen Katz.