Hugo Cyr, LL.B., B.C.L. (McGill), LL.M. (Yale), LL.D. (U. de Montréal), is Dean and Professor of Public Law and Legal Theory at the Université du Québec à Montréal and a member of the Québec Bar. He is a member of the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie (CRIDAQ). He has been a Boulton Fellow at McGill University, a Schell Fellow at Yale Law School, a law clerk to the Honourable Justice Ian C. Binnie of the Supreme Court of Canada, and a Visiting Researcher at the European Academy of Legal Theory and Visiting Professor at McGill University.
I am interested, among other things, in the notions of authority and belonging in the context of nested political communities. I am also particularly interested in examining how the different normative logics overlap and interplay when one type of rationality register (e.g. instrumental rationality) meets with another (e.g. existential commitments). Transnational legal and political theory helps us question the background assumptions that lie behind our practices.