Serfaty-Garzon 's academic career as a professor at the Université
de Strasbourg in France includes positions as a Fulbright Scholar
and Visiting Professor in the United States, visiting professorships
in Canada (Recipient
of the J.I. Segal Litterary Award, 2014, Prix de la réussite,
Campagne Sépharade 2000 de la Fédération CJA, Prix de la réussite
1998 de la Fédération CJA, Honoree at Women's Federation CJA "Dining
with the Top", 1998) and Sweden and as guest lecturer in universities
in Europe as well as in North and South America. Her training
is in sociology, social psychology and philosophy. She presently
lives and works as a writer, an essayist and a journalist in Montreal,
Canada. Her research and publications in Environmental Psychology
and Urban Sociology focus on urban open and public places and
public sociability; cultural landscapes and architectural and
urban heritage; as well as on the concept of home and home territories,
home as a place for the self, appropriation of the home, loss
of home and exile from home, home and the experience of aging.
Her books are published in Paris by Armand Colin and Bayard Éditions
as well as in Montréal by Bayard Canada.
Serfaty-Garzon lectures in Europe and North America and conducts
consultancy work for government agencies and private companies.
She writes expert papers for the general public media and gives
radio and TV interviews.