Jacky’s CV


My work and volunteer experience has led me to develop efficient coordination skills. Being a systems thinker, I combine big picture thinking with the ability to pay attention to detail. I am also able to synthesise large quantities of information. This leads me to be able to divide larger projects into interconnected components in a logical way, which allows me to start projects and follow them through until completion.

I am also able to deal with different personality types in a diplomatic way. This is an asset in project completion as I am able to find the information and assistance that is appropriate for various steps of any given project.

Educational Background

PhD., Anthropology. Université de Montréal. In progress. Topic: Identity, worldview and life experience among Cree drinkers: An ethnography of Native drinking in James Bay

M.Ed., College Teaching. Université de Sherbrooke. In progress. Areas of interest: Constructing knowledge in an inter-cultural context; teaching anthropology in pre-university settings.

M.A., Social and Cultural Anthropology. Concordia University, spring of 2002.  Fieldwork conducted in Chisasibi, Quebec.  (Topic of research: Native/non-Native relations in James Bay)

B.A., Honours in Anthropology. Concordia University, spring of 1998.  (Topic of research: motherhood in cross-cultural perspective).

DEC in Pure and Applied Sciences. Champlain Regional College, Lennoxville Campus, fall of 1992.

Work Experience

February – June 2011: Ashuugan College (Chisasibi). Instructor of philosophy.

October 2010 – January 2011: James Bay Eeyou School. Substitute teacher, science, secondary 3-4-5.

September 2007 – December 2008:  Vanier College. Coordinator of annual Social Science Festival.

September 2007 – August 2008:  Vanier College. Coordinator of Social Science Majors program.

February – March 2003: ABM. Ethnographic market research interviewer.

September 2002 – ongoing: Vanier College. Teacher of anthropology and methodology.

December 2000 – December 2003: Standard Products, Ville St-Laurent. Invoicing and credits clerk.

March – May 2001: Concordia University. Assistant organizer to Dr. Sally Cole for the Anthropologica journal – booth at the annual meetings of the Canadian Anthropology Society at McGill University.

February – June 1999: Concordia University. Editorial and research assistant to Dr. Christine Jourdan.

January – May 1998: Concordia University. Teaching Assistant to Dr. Chantal Collard.

June 1996 – September 1997: Nur Atar Distributions. Shipping and billing.

April 1994 – June 1995: Petro-Canada. Gas Station Attendant.

June 1989 – March 1994: Provi-Soir. Cashier and Gas Station Attendant.

Volunteer Experience

2008 – present: Vanier Social Justice Committee. Indigenous Rights subcommittee Leader.

2007 –2008: Building a Better World (team-taught Humanities course at Vanier College). Creator and of module on Native rights in Québec.

2007 – present: The Dukes of Drag. Co-founder, co-administrator and performer.

2005 – 2008: Vanier Native Awareness Group. Co-founder, event organiser, fieldtrip organiser.

2004 – present:Open Door Network. Steering committee member and workshop facilitator.

2001 – 2005: Bi Unité Montréal. Board member and event organiser.

2000 – 2001: Annual Canadian Anthropology Society conference, McGill University. Volunteer coordinator.

1997 – 1998: Concordia University, Sociology and Anthropology Graduate Association. Anthropology student representation on Graduate Programs Committee.

1990 – 1992: Bishop’s University Radio (CJMQ). Disk jockey.


Birx, H.J. (Ed.) (2005). Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Five articles were published under the name N. Leclerc*: Berdache (Vol. 1, pp. 342-343); Homosexuality (Vol. 3, pp. 1196-1200); Sex Identity (Vol. 5, pp. 2072-2073); Sex Roles (Vol. 5, pp. 2073-2074) and Sexuality  (Vol. 5, pp. 2076-2079).

Namaste, V., Vukov, T.H., Saghie, N., Jean-Gilles, J., Lafrenière, M., *Leclerc, N., Leroux, M., Monette, A. & Williamson, R. (2007). HIV and STD prevention needs of bisexual women: Results from Projet Polyvalence in Montréal.  Canadian Journal of Communication, 32(3/4), 357-381.

Vallée, J. (2010). Witchcraft and Sorcery. In H.J. Birx (Ed.), 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handboo, Vol.1, pp. 209-217. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

*Previous name before legal change to Jacky Vallée.


Conference Presentations and Guest Presentations (abridged)

8e Colloque annuel des jeunes chercheurs, L’alcool au croisement de conflits idéologiques et de résistance identitaire auprès des Eeyou de Chisasibi (Baie James), May 2012, UQAM.

11th Annual Social Science Festival, Facebook in the Field: The Changing Face of Anthropological Fieldwork. October 2011, Vanier College.

Guest presentation: Masculinities and intersectionality. Course: “Gender and Society” (Alan Wong), January 2011, Concordia University.

17th Annual Kleinmann Family Foundation Symposium on the Holocaust and Genocide, The Pink Triangle and the Persecution of Homosexuals during the Holocaust, April 2010, Vanier College.

12e colloque du CEETUM pour étudiant(e)s et jeunes diplômé(e)s, L’alcool au croisement de forces de marginalisation et résistance identitaire dans les communautés autochtones du nord du Québec, February 2010, CEETUM, Université de Montréal.

Guest Presentation: Le genre et l’âge dans les peuples autochtones du nord du Québec. Course:

Inégalité, stratification et classes sociales (Marie-Pierre Boucher), January 2010, UQAM.

Annual CASCA Meetings, Binding, packing and passing: (Re)definitions of masculinity among transmen in the blogosphere, May 2009, University of British Columbia.

Guest Presentation: La transsexualité et le genre au quotidien. Course: Anthropologie du Quotidien (Marie-Pierre Bousquet), October 2009, Université de Montréal.

9th Annual Social Science Festival, ‘We’re surrounded, you know?’: Getting to know young drinkers in Eeyou Istchee (Cree Land), October 2009, Vanier College.

Colloque annuel du département d’anthropologie, Sexe, genre et cerveau: Lien biologique, social . . . ou les deux ?, April 2009, Université de Montréal.

International Women’s Week Symposium, From the Stone Age to the Sexual Revolution: A feminist perspective on the evolution of sex and gender, March 2008, Vanier College.

Annual CASCA Meetings, Giving ‘drunks’ a voice: exploring layers of marginality in a James Bay town, May 2007, University of Toronto.

Annual CASCA Meetings, Wet Sundays in James Bay: Drinking as transcendence of cultural identity, May 2006, Concordia University.

6e Colloque du CEETUM pour étudiant(e)s et jeunes diplômé(e)s, Entre l’amitié et la méfiance: les relations interculturelles à la Baie James. February 2004. CEETUM, Université de Montréal.

Guest Presentation: Fieldwork in James Bay. Course: Ethnographic Fieldwork (Nadia Ferrara), February 2002, Concordia University.

Annual CASCA Meetings, A day in the life: Reshaping, redefining and living culture, May 2001, McGill University.

9th Annual Anthropology Graduate Students Conference, Art and anthropology: Teaching cross-cultural awareness, February 2000, University of Alberta.

Other Academic Activities

Chair : Annual CASCA Meetings, Roundtable discussion: Teaching Anthropology in Cégep, May 2006, Concordia University.

Reviewer: 3 chapters in Fedorak, S. (2005). Windows on the World: Case Studies in Anthropology, Thomson Nelson.

Blogger: Savage Minds (anthropology blog), 2005 to 2006.

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