Ph.D. in history of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professor of Comparative Literature at the Université de Montréal in Canada
Vice-President of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Former member of the Board of various institutions such as the Information Program of the Open Society Institute, and eIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries)
Former co-chair of three Society World meetings (Inet'96, Inet'98 and Inet'2000).
Creator of the first scholarly electronic journal in Canada in 1991
Winner of the Excellence Prize of the the Society for Digital Humanities (2005)
Co-Winner of the International Charles-Hélou prize of francophone countries (1998)