Annette Boudreau, professor emeritus at the Université de Moncton, has been researching the phenomenon of language insecurity, its construction, manifestation and consequences for 30 years. She is the author of the monograph À l'ombre de la langue légitime : l'Acadie dans la francophonie (Classiques Garnier 2016), which won the Prix de la Renaissance française awarded by the Académie des Sciences d'outre-mer. Her most recent book, Dire le silence : insécurité linguistique en Acadie 1867-1970, was published by Éditions Prise de parole, in December 2021. She is the recipient of the 2023 Acfas Gilles-Paquet award.
Anne Gilbert is Professor Emeritus in the Geography Department at the University of Ottawa, where she carries out various studies on the languages, cultures, and territories of Canada. She was Research Chair at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minorities from 2000 to 2009 and managed the Centre for Research on French Canadian Culture from 2010 to 2015, and from 2016 to 2017. She was awarded the Ordre des francophones d’Amérique in September 2013. She is a member of The Royal Society of Canada.