Seminar with Yvette Taylor: Queer Identities in Higher Education: Becoming Included?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
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Seminar with Yvette Taylor:

Queer Identities in Higher Education: Becoming Included?

The "Discrimination and Social Inequalities" Research Group of LIEPP and Observatoire sociologique du changement  (OSC) invite you to attend the joint seminar held on:

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Room Annick Percheron, OSC
98, rue de l'Université 75007 Paris 

 Yvette TAYLOR (Professor in Education, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)

She was previously Head of the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, LSBU (2011-2015). She is a Visiting Professor at the OSC, within the Framework of Erasmus Staff Exchange Programme (May 23rd - June 11th 2016). In 2010-2011 she  held a Fulbright Scholarship at Rutgers University. Yvette has obtained a wide variety of research funding, including the ESRC project on ‘Making Space for Queer Identifying Religious Youth’ (2011-2013) and the British Academy mid-career fellowship 'Critical Terrain: Dividing Lines and Lives' (2013-2014).

Yvette has published four sole-authored books: Working-class Lesbian Life (2007), Lesbian and Gay Parenting (2009), Fitting Into Place? Class and Gender Geographies and Temporalities (2012), Making Space for Queer Identifying Religious Youth (2015). She now mentors a Marie Sklodowska Curie project on ‘Race, Class and Gender in Global Cities’. 

Discussion by:
Mickaël DURAND (Doctoral Fellow, CEE) 

Registration: Marie Ferrazzini : 

Accountability, Leadership and Management at the School Level in France and Abroad

May 24th 2016, Educational Policies Seminar
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Accountability, Leadership and Management at the School Level in France and Abroad

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Room Lavau
Sciences Po, 98 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris

Free entrance with limited seating available
Please register here



Beatriz PONT

LIEPP affiliate, Senior Education Policy Analyst at OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

Title: "Education reform: The case of school leadership in comparative perspective"

Abstract: While there has been increasing evidence on the key role of shool leadership in improving school outcomes, reforms targetting the education, training, selection and career progression of school leaders has not followed suit across OECD countries. This research explores what factors have promoted the adoption of school leadership reforms across OECD countries in the past 8 years, building on public policy theoretical framework. Among some of the main findings are that school leadership reforms do not come alone: They are part of broader policy packages that involve the increase of education and school accountability  as well as changes in school autonomy. In this way, school leaders are seen as both actors and objects of education reform.


Senior Researcher at the ENS of Lyon, member of the LaboratoryTriangle  (Political Sciences, CNRS)

Title: "Negociating the accountable control: a sociology of accountability policies regarding (high)schools as « social orders » (France)"

Abstract: The trajectory of French accountability policy shows that throughout the 2003-2012 period, there were a significant number of discourses on « results-based steering » in education, which increased the State power to conceptualise future institutional reforms. We focus here on the response of the French shifting education policy at the school level, which has been featured by researches as buffering teaching from environmental pressure. Drawing on a recent qualitative study on the management of school accountability in France, our presentation suggests that even if the managerial environment of upper-secondary schools is converging, organizational designs and professional relationships play a crucial role in the degree (and even the way) to which managerial instructions influence local classroom practice and pedagogical work. Moreover, many regulative mechanisms can support coupling the school-level with its political environment, among which accountability tools are not necessarily the most important - or even the most effective ones.

From Judicial Doctrine to Social Transformation?

Seminar with Robin Stryker, May 23rd 2016
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Seminar with Robin Stryker:

From Judicial Doctrine to Social Transformation? Comparing US Voting Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity and Fair Housing Legislation

The "Discrimination and Social Inequalities" Research Group of LIEPP and Observatoire sociologiques du changement (OSC) invite you to the seminar held on: 

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

LIEPP’s Conference Room

LIEPP’s New Office, 1st Floor, 254 Boulevard Saint Germain, 75007 Paris

Free entrance with limited seating available

Interested participants should register here

Robin STRYKER (University of Arizona)

 Abstract of the paper (co-authored with Nicholas Pedriana):

Between 1964 and 1968, the United States Congress enacted three potentially transformative civil rights laws: Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.  Evidence suggests that overall, voting rights was by far the most successful, fair housing was a general failure, and Title VII fell somewhere in between. This paper uses comparative-historical analysis to help explain these divergent outcomes, illuminating current civil rights legal and policy debates. Explanatory accounts focusing on white support/resentment or state internal resources including formal enforcement powers, established bureaucratic infrastructure and capacities, and policy entrepreneurship can help us understand and explain outcomes of particular civil rights policies, but no extant explanation can fully explain observed differences across all three cases.

Robin Stryker is LIEPP-OSC visiting professor from May 16th to June 15th 2016. Her research interest focuses on sociology of law, political sociology, sociological theory and methods, stratification, comparative & historical sociology, economic sociology, and organizational, institutional, cultural, and social change. She has conducted comparative research on the effectiveness of anti-discriminatory law on voting rights, job access and housing.

Discussion by: Daniel SABBAGH (CERI) 

Robin Stryker (University of Arizona)

Invited Professor of LIEPP-OSC from May 15th to June 16th 2016
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Robin Stryker is a Professor of Sociology of the University of Arizona. She is invited professor of LIEPP-OSC from May 15th to June 16th 2016. To know more on Robin Stryker's research interests



Urban Economic Seminar Session 11: Alain TRANNOY & Florian OSWALD

Friday, April 22nd 2016
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Urban Economics Seminar Session 11

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

12:30 pm - 02:30 pm 

Room H 405

Sciences Po, 28 rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris

Attendance is free, open until full.

Registration is closed



Alain Trannoy Paper Title: Capital is Heterogenous: Tax Land rather than Wealth and Investment

Alain Trannoy is a Research Director at EHESS. His main field of research is income distribution, inequality measurement, redistribution, voting, and public economics. 


Florian OSWALD (Sciences Po)

Paper Title: The Housing Stock, Housing Prices, and User Costs: The Roles of Location, Structure and Observed Quality

Florian OSWALD is an assistant professor in Economic Department Sciences Po. His research fields cover applied micro, housing, macro and structural labor.