Associate Faculty


- The material culture of politics
- Democratization processes
- The historical sociology of politics


Comme chercheur, Martel est Senior Research Fellow à l'université ZHdK de Zurich et expert associé au CERI/Sciences Po : il conduit actuellement des études sur la mondialisation et les sujets suivants : le soft power, la diplomatie d’influence, les industries créatives, les médias, les « internets » et les mouvements sociaux à travers le monde.


- Comparative regional integration (EU-Asia) : The EU as a global actor in Asia
- Nationalism, ‘nation-building’, regime consolidation and regionalization in Southeast Asia
- Domestic politics, religious resurgence in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand 
- Migration, globalization and ‘transnationalism’ in Southeast Asia 
- Australia in their Asian environment


« Global migration governance »: the role of international organisations in the politics of migration


- The interrupted conflict resolution process in Turkey: The Failed Resolution Process (2013-2015) and Possibilities for Peace in the Light of International Experiences

- The construction of the Kurdish political geography since 1990s.


- La crise grecque et l’Europe
- Géopolitique du monde post-ottoman
- Géopolitique des diasporas
- Territoires, réseaux, securité
- Religion et Environnement


- Critical approaches to security
- Terrorism, counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation
- Diasporas and transnationalism
- Transnationalism, Citizenship and Nationalism
- Field theory and Governmentality
- International Political Sociology


- Terrorisme
- Approches critiques de la sécurité
- Sociologie politique de l'international
- Socio-histoire des relations franco-allemandes


- State formation and leadership styles : A comparative approach
- Pluralizing the « colonial library »? Cultural work and contested knowledge in French West Africa: the African voices in the ‘Bulletin de l’Enseignement en AOF’ (1913-1960)
- Elections and diasporas in Africa
- Cold War in Africa


- Evolution of US and Soviet foreign policy doctrines
- Military Interventions : Conditions and Obstacles


Political Science, International Relations, International Political Economy, Historical Sociology

Global governance, international organizations, representation (political, professional), regulation (social, environmental), global democracy

International Labor Organization, international trade-unions, international employers’ organizations, G20, Business 20, Labor 20

Relations between fiction and politics: representations of the United Nations in the media, novels and movies

Qualitative methods: archives, ethnographic methods (field work, participant-observation, interviews), content analysis, discourse analysis.


- International mediations,negociation, conflict resolution
- Peace studies
- Religions and international relations
- Multilateralism and international pacification


Her postdoctoral project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation looks at the United Nations activities on security and environment in Haiti.


Dr Weill’s current research is entitled: ‘Terror in courts: A critical analysis of the role of criminal justice in the context of counter terrorism in the US, Israel and France’.

One of the aims of the study is to make comparative observations of how western democracies function while dealing with contemporary conflicts against non-state actors, foreign fighters, and terrorism. In order to deal with the growing phenomena of radicalism and evolving forms of terror threats, legislators have introduced a series of criminal legal reforms in recent years. These legislative measures have been focusing repression and prevention: (1) it enlarges the definition of terrorism and introduces new crimes, including the criminalization of preparation phases, before having moved to the acting; (2) it modifies the rules of procedures and due process; and (3) it attributes more and more authority to executive agencies, the police, and intelligence services.

Through a methodology that combines critical legal analysis and socio-empirical research in courts, my research currently focuses on French Judiciary. How do French judges interpret counter terrorism legislation? What is the role of French courts in the War on Terror?