Virginie Guiraudon

Virginie Guiraudon holds a Ph. D. in Government from Harvard University where she focused on explaining the evolution of the rights granted to foreigners in France, Germany and the Netherlands since 1974. Her main interests still lie in the comparative politics of immigration and citizenship and also include European integration and transnational mobilization. Virginie Guiraudon currently co-convenes the RN Political Sociology of the European Sociological Association and on the programme committee of the Council for European Studies and sits on the board of Comparative European Politics and Cultures et conflits. Her current teaching commitments include courses at the Sciences Po Master of Public Affairs and the University of Lille Advanced master in political science, including “State Restructuring and Public Policy” and “Transnational Collective Action”. She has been elected for 4 years to serve on the Executive Committee of the Council for European Studies and has just been elected to the Executive Committee of the section "European politics and society of the American Political Science Association" (APSA).

She has been appointed to the Belgian FNRS from 2013 as a member of the FORESIGHT interdisciplinary board and as a member of the Social science and humanities committee.

The 2013 Mattei Dogan Foundation Prize has been awarded to Virginie Guiraudon. The Jury felt that she has made a significant contribution to European political sociology, through her impactful research and academic activities.

Virginie Guiraudon has been a Marie Curie Chair Professor at the European University Institute in Florence, a visiting fellow at the Center for International Studies at Princeton University, and visiting professor at the UCLA sociology Department and the Madrid Center for Political and Constitutional Studies. She is a recipient of the Descartes-Huygens prize whose tenure she spent at the University of Nijmegen. She was also awarded the European Union Studies Association best paper prize. She is the author of Les politiques d'immigration en Europe (l'Harmattan, 2000). She has co-edited Controlling a New Migration World (Routledge, 2001), Immigration Politics in Europe: The Politics of Control (Taylor and Francis, 2006), Politiques publiques, volume 1 and 2 (Presses de Sciences Po, 2008 and 2010) and The Sociology of European Union (Palgrave, 2010).

Her current research focuses on the Europeanization of borders, immigration and anti-discrimination policies. Her articles have appeared in a number of volumes and journals including the American Behaviorial Scientist, Journal of Common Market Studies, International Migration Review, the Journal of European Public Policy, West European Politics, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Citizenship Studies, European Union Politics and Comparative Political Studies. She manages the web site that provides resources for migration scholars.

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Research Topics

European integration ; Migration ; Transnational mobilization ; Multiculturalism ; Inequality and discrimination

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