Jason Luckerhoff

2014 to 2018
Current affiliation:
Full Professor in Social Communication and Culture, and Responsable of Social Communication's graduate studies (master and doctorate), Department of Literature and Social Communication, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Full Professor in Social Communication and Culture, and Responsable of Social Communication's graduate studies (master and doctorate), Department of Literature and Social Communication, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.

Jason is a full professor of Culture & Communications and the coordinator of graduate studies in social communications (master’s and doctorate) in the Department of Arts and Social Communications at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.

He holds a BA in social communications from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (2003), an MA in public communications from the Université Laval (2006), and a Ph.D. in communications and education from the Université Laval (2011). He has received scholarships from the Trudeau Foundation, the Fondation de l'Université Laval, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Desjardins and the Université Laval Faculty of Arts.

He has taught at the Hautes Études Commerciales in Montreal (HEC Montréal), the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), the Université Laval and with the Villes et villages d'art et de patrimoine (VVAP) network. 

He also worked as a research officer at the Louvre and for several different research groups. He is a researcher at the Centre de recherche GRICIS (communication, information and society), a member of the advisory committee for the Canadian Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg, and a board member of the Musée québécois de culture populaire and the Committee for the protection of the works of Ozias Leduc. 

Jason Luckerhoff is the co-director of the “Culture et Publics” collection at the Presses de l'Université du Québec and the co-director of the journal Approches inductives. His writing has been published in Leisure, Loisir et Société, Museum Management and Curatorship, Recherches Qualitatives, Communication and The Qualitative Report. He also co-directed several issues of the journals Recherches Qualitatives, Loisir et Société and Approches inductives.

Jason Luckerhoff is a former President of the Trudeau Foundation Society. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation in November 2014.

Experience as a Trudeau Scholar

As the great scientific popularizer Daniel Jacobi remarked, writing for the general public or even just for non-specialists always generates debates and polemics. Is it possible to popularize knowledge without impoverishing, simplifying, distorting or even degrading it? Can we make learned discourse accessible? Or is it fated to remain outside the grasp of non-specialists? The Trudeau Foundation does not offer its scholars ready-made answers to these questions. Rather, it advocates productive dialogue between academics and decision-makers in the worlds of arts, business, public administration and the liberal professions, as well as the volunteer and community sectors. It allows scholars to discover that popularized discourse is neither autonomous nor independent from the learned discourse produced for academic peers. At all Foundation events, the scholar is in the centre of a heterogeneous field of discourse and opposing trends.

My four years as a 2006 Foundation scholar gave me the opportunity to discuss my work with professor-researchers (fellows), scholars from various disciplines and mentors with a wealth of experience to share. My close relationship with my mentor gave me the chance to put greater planning into my projects. The annual travel stipend allowed me to study at the Université d'Avignon for one session, work on my thesis at the Louvre Museum, and present my research results in Québec, elsewhere in Canada and in several European countries. The Trudeau Foundation scholarship offered me an experience that went far beyond financial support. Besides supporting me through my doctoral degree, my experience as a Trudeau scholar changed my life.

  • April 17, 2013
    Cover page of the book
    4 May 2013 is the date of the launch of Méthodologie de la théorisation enracinée : fondements, procédures et usages, a book about the grounded theory method edited by Jason Luckerhoff, 2006 Trudeau Scholar, and François Guillemette.
  • September 24, 2012
    Over the past few weeks, we have received much news from our community. Here is a short summary:
  • August 15, 2012
    2006 Trudeau scholar Jason Luckerhoff recently published a book on grounded theory, co-edited with François Guillemette (UQTR). Luckerhoff is now an assistant professor of social communication and cultural studies at the Department of Literature and Social Communication at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières. He completed a doctorate in Communication and Education at Laval University.
  • July 10, 2012
    2006 Trudeau scholar Jason Luckerhoff has created a new collection entitled "Culture et publics" with his colleague Anik Meunier from UQÀM. As co-directors, they have published five different books within a year.
  • March 6, 2012
    "Looking for Non-publics" is a new publication coedited by 2006 Trudeau Scholar Jason Luckerhoff and Daniel Jacobi, Professor at the University of Avignon. This book is an analysis by nine researchers on questions related to non-publics, who are individuals incapable of appreciating a culture that is unfamiliar.
  • December 20, 2011
    2006 Trudeau Scholar Jason Luckerhoff, now Assistant Professor in Social Communication and Cultural Studies at University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières, has co-directed and co-written a book recently published at Presses de l'Université du Québec.