• Prof. Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, “Human Security,” 2015 (photo Lika Banshoya)Prof. Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, “Human Security,” 2015 (photo Lika Banshoya)

Courses in the social sciences track are taught by Sciences Po faculty members and researchers, while courses in the French language track are taught by experience French as Foreign Language professors.  Meet some of the professors who teach at the Summer School.

Social Sciences Professors

Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia

Ariane Chebel d'AppolloniaAriane Chebel d’Appollonia, educated at Sciences Po (Ph.D., HDR), is Professor at Rutgers - State University of New Jersey. She is also Senior Researcher affiliated to the CEVIPOF (Center for Political Research, Sciences Po Paris). Her recent publications include Les Frontières du Racisme (Presses de Sciences Po, 2011); Frontiers of Fears: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe (Cornell University Press, 2012); and How Does it Feel to Be a Threat? Migrant Mobilization and Securitization in the US and Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, NYU Series, 2015).


  • Comparative Perspective on Migration Issues, social sciences track, University Programme
  • Migration Issues: (Mis)perceptions of Migrants as Posing a Threat, Master class, Pre-College Programme

Hélène Périvier

Hélène PérivierHélène Périvier is an economist at the Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (OFCE, Economic Research Centre) at Sciences Po.  At PRESAGE, a joint research program developed by the OFCE and Sciences Po devoted to the study of gender, her research concerns gender inequality, and labor market, family, and social policies.  She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne.

 Course: Gender Equality and Society, elective class, University Programme

Jan Rovny

 Jan RovnyJan Rovny is an assistant professor at Sciences Po’ Center for European Studies (CEE) and the Interdisciplinary Research Center for the Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP).  He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and he has previously taught in the United States, the Czech Republic, Germany and Sweden.  His research concentrates on political competition in Europe. He is the academic advisor for the social sciences track of our University Programme.


  • The European Union at a Crossroads, social sciences track, University Programme
  • Introduction to Quantitative Analysis: Stress-free Stats, elective class, University Programme
  • The European Union, Calming a conflicted continent, Master class, Pre-College Programme

Read Jan Rovny’s interview about his elective class at the Summer School.

Imola Streho

Imola StrehoImola Streho is an associate professor at the Sciences Po Law School and an associate scholar at the Center of European Studies. Her research focuses particularly on the free movement of services in the EU. Before joining Sciences Po, from 2002 to 2008, she was part of the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Before that, she was Emile Noël Fellow at Harvard Law School and at NYU School of Law where she was executive director of the Jean Monnet Centre. She is Vice Dean of the Graduate School of Sciences Po.

 Course: The European Union at a Crossroads, social sciences track, University Programme

Tancrède Voituriez

Tancrède VoituriezTancrède Voituriez has a Ph.D. in Economics and is director of Global Governance program at Iddri. His research focuses on trade and green innovation relationships, and on the causes of inertia in the implementation of sustainable development policies. He has been involved in numerous research projects on globalisation and sustainable development for the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment, among others. He has been lecturer at Sciences Po since 2005.


  • Sustainable Development and Climate Action, social sciences track, University Programme
  • Sustainable Development: Challenges and opportunities in a finite planet, Master class, Pre-College Programme

Please consult the social sciences page to read all our social sciences professor’s biographies and syllabi.

French Language Professors

Mariame Camara

Mariame CamaraMariame Camara studied francophone literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago and holds a Master degree in teaching French as a foreign language from the Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle. She has been teaching French as a foreign language for seven years at several French, American and English institutions such as L’Ecole Polytechnique, the Alliances françaises of Paris and Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently teaching French at La Sorbonne Nouvelle, NYU Paris and business French at the IESEG Business School.

Course: French language class, C1 level, French language track, University Programme

 Christophe Reffait

Christophe ReffaitChristophe Reffait is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure of Fontenay-Saint-Cloud and the École supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales (ESSEC). He is currently leading a research on Economics and Literature in the 19th Century, on Zola, on Jules Verne, and teaches both at the University of Amiens and at Sciences Po (2nd Year).


  • French language class, B2 level, French language track, University Programme
  • Paris dans la littérature, elective class, University Programme

Read Christophe Reffait’s interview about his elective class.

Matthieu Vernet

Matthieu Vernet is a fellow at the Fondation Thiers, a member of L’Équipe Proust (ENS/CNRS) and attached to the Antoine Compagnon Chair in Modern and Contemporary French Literature at the Collège de France. He defended a doctoral dissertation entitled "Baudelaire: Remembered and Forgotten in the work of Proust" at the University Paris-Sorbonne. A specialist in 19th and 20th century French literature, Matthieu Vernet is the publishing director of Acta fabula, a peer-reviewed online journal, and has taught French literature at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and general culture to students in preparatory classes for the École Polytechnique.


  • French language class, C2 level, French language track, University Programme

Please consult the French language page to read all our French language professor’s biographies and syllabi.