Marie-Ève Maillé specializes in the assessment of social impacts and social acceptability of major projects. She is also an associate professor at the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur le bien-être, la santé, la société et l’environnement (centre for interdisciplinary research on well-being, health, society, and the environment, or CINBIOSE) at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), where she devoted her doctoral thesis in communications to an analysis of the social division caused by a controversial wind power project in the Centre-du-Québec region. Her thesis was filed as evidence in a class action suit brought by citizens against the wind farm developer. As this lawsuit unfolded, she won a battle in 2017 to protect the confidentiality of the data derived from her thesis, a legal saga she recounts in L’affaire Maillé (the Maillé case), published by Éditions Écosociété in 2018.In 2017, she published with Pierre Batellier the essay Acceptabilité sociale : sans oui, c’est non (social acceptability: no means no), also published by Éditions Écosociété. The book deconstructs with rigour and humour the myths and preconceived notions around the concept of social acceptability. In 2016, she launched her own consulting practice in environmental communication and mediation with the consulting firm Notre Boite. She provides guidance and support for groups in public consultation processes and in various discussion proceedings, with the objective of strengthening communities’ capacity for action. She has been an accredited mediator of the Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (Quebec institute of mediation and arbitration) since 2017.