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Lauren Laframboise

Associate Director
Deindustrialization and the Politics of our Time (DéPOT)

Lauren Laframboise is the Associate Director of Deindustrialization and the Politics of Our Time (DéPOT), and is starting a PhD in History in September 2022 at the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University. Her PhD project focuses on deindustrialization in the apparel manufacturing industry in Montréal and New York City, examining the intersections of gender, social reproduction, immigration, and resistance in traditionally gendered industrial work. After completing her BA in History and International Development Studies at McGill University in 2017, she worked as the Research and Curatorial Coordinator at the Museum of Jewish Montreal, and coordinated the Museum’s yearly Research Fellowship program for students from 2017-2019. Lauren completed her MA thesis in History at Concordia in 2021, titled "Gendered labour, immigration, and deindustrialization in Montreal's garment industry." At Concordia, Lauren was also a research fellow on the Montreal 2050 Urban Futures project, and co-creator of a short oral history-based documentary film titled "Who gets left behind or left out? Stories of displacement and struggle in Montreal." In early 2020, she was also a general coordinator for the Living Archives Vivantes online oral history platform, which hosts the stories of Rwandan exiles and survivors of the Rwandan Genocide living in Montreal.