Hugues Hotier is Professor Emeritus of Bordeaux-Montaigne University; he is an associate researcher at the University of Wuhan, China, Intercultural Communication Research Center, since 2003 and Associate Professor in Social Science Research Methodology at the Doctoral School of the International University of Dakar, Senegal.
He is the Founder in 1975; He has been the principal responsible of the Educational circus which is a movement of popular education approved by the French Ministry of National Education in 1993.
Among his latest works:
 The educational circus, story of a utopia, Paris: L’Harmattan, 230 pages
 The Islamic veil in France: the body that communicates, in Bo Shan & Clifford Christians, ed., Ethics of Intercultural Communication, Peter Lang Publishing, New York, pp. 59-78
 France-China, inter-culture and communication, Paris : L’Harmattan, 217 pages
 The educational function of the circus, Paris: L’Harmattan, 238 pages
 A circus for education, Paris: The Harmattan, 160 pages