Emilie Richard-Frève, PhD

Specialized Researcher in Rural Aging, CREGÉS


  • Contributing member, Centre de Recherche en Développement Territorial (CRDT) au Québec
  • Scientific committee member, Causses et Cévennes (France), a UNESCO World Heritage Site


  • Post-doctorates at the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE) (France)
  • Doctorate in Ethnology and Social Anthropology, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) (France)
  • Master’s (Master 2) in Ethnology and Social Anthropology, Aix-Marseille University 1 (France)
  • Master’s (first year) in Applied Political Science, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Bachelor’s in Political Science, Université de Montréal
  • Certificat in Political Science, Institut d’Études Politiques (IEP) d’Aix-en-Provence

Research interests:

  • Aging in rural areas
  • Rural socio-anthropology, agriculture and pastoralism
  • Participatory regional development
  • Qualitative public policy analysis
  • Work, aging, transmission, skills, and intergenerational relations
  • Bureaucratization of contemporary societies
  • Non-profit organizations, associations, community, volunteering, aid
  • Green Care, Care Farming


In her role as institutional researcher, Émilie Richard-Frève will study the characteristics and problems of rural aging in Quebec’s rural areas.

This position at CREGÉS is made possible thanks to the support of the Fondation Mirella et Lino Saputo.

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