Maëli Saidi received her PhD in sociology from Université Paris Descartes. Her research is focused on the family and personal histories of single-parent women. At the same time, she received training in education and postsecondary teaching (Université de Paris Descartes, Université Paris-Saclay, Université Paris Est-Créteil, and Cégep de Saint-Laurent). Her research concerned mainly university lecturers in sociological research, academic and professional guidance, and methodology of university work. She has also led projects based on student integration and success.