Professor of Sociology at the University of Quebec at Montreal, he is the deputy director of the Research Chair in Immigration, Ethnicity and Citizenship (W-CIRC). He has a background in sociology (Ph.D., UQAM) and mathematics (MSc, University of Manitoba). His most recent publications focus on the Arab and Muslim minorities in Canada and Quebec and their representation in the media, ethnic relations in Quebec, on racism and discrimination, on the measurement of inequality on political conflict Middle East (particularly on the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians) and quantitative methods in social research. Previous publications have focused on contemporary Arab societies, reports on state / civil society and the Egyptian rural society. He has worked with development NGOs in the Arab world and has consulted for the UN, UNICEF and other international agencies and Canadian. He is often invited to comment on current events in local and international print and electronic media, and is active as a resource person in the community of solidarity. Rashad Antonius is also affiliated with the Interuniversity Consortium for Arab Studies and the Middle East (ICAMES) and the Francophone Research Network on Peace Operations (ROP).