Nonna Mayer

CNRS Research Director

Nonna Mayer is a CNRS Research Director Emerita at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics of Sciences Po. She chaired the French Political Science Association (Association française de science politique) from 2005 to 2016. She edits the series "Contester" at the Presses de Sciences Po, focused on changes in modes of collective action. She co-organises the methodological research seminar « Les sciences sociales en question. Grandes controverses en sciences sociales » (with Samy Cohen, Florence Faucher, Laurence Louër) since 2011. She is member of the National Consultative Commission for Human Rights (CNCDH) since 2016.

Research Topics

Political participation,  Electoral sociology, Populist Radical Rights, Racism and antisemitism

Main Ongoing Projects

  • Racism Barometer of the  CNCDH/National Consultative Commission for Human Rights (2000—>) : preparation of the annual survey and editing of the report analysing its  results (Nonna Mayer, Guy Michelat, Vincent Tiberj, Tommaso Vitale, « Évolution et structures des préjugés : le regard des chercheurs », in CNCDH,  Rapport sur la lutte contre le racisme, l’antisémitisme et la xénophobie. Année 2018, Paris, La Documentation française,  2019)
  • « Inequality and democracy » (2014—>) : international collaborative network SSK (Social Science Korea) funded by the Korean  National Research Foundation (convention NRF-2017S1A3A2066657) bringing together academics from Europe and South Korea studying social inequalities  and their electoral and political impact

To know more


  • Tel: +33145497733

Research Topics

Sociology of political behaviours ; Racism and antisemitism ; Inequality and democracy ; Radical right

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