Juliette Galonnier is Assistant Professor at CERI, Sciences Po. She teaches Qualitative Methods and Introduction to Islam in Europe on the Menton and Paris campuses. Her research investigates the social construction of racial and religious categories, and how they frequently intersect. Empirically, her
work has been mostly focusing on Muslim minorities across various national contexts (India, France, the United States). She received in 2017 a joint PhD degree in Sociology from Sciences Po and Northwestern University.
Entitled Choosing Faith and Facing Race: Converting to Islam in France and the United States, her dissertation was awarded the Best Dissertation Award of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in 2018. Building on 82 in-depth interviews and ethnographic observations in mosques and convert associations, this research provides a comparative analysis of the experiences of Muslim converts on the two sides of the Atlantic.

She has published several chapters in edited volumes and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Sociology of Religion, Social Compass, Archives de sciences sociales des religions and Tracés.

From 2017 to 2019, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher within the “Global Race” ANR project. In 2018, she coordinated with Pr. Mahamet Timéra a research project on Muslims of Sub-Saharan and Comorian descent in France. She is also a fellow at IC Migrations, a member of Tracés’ editorial board, a member of the advisory committee of La Vie des Idées, a coordinator of the group “Inequalities and Discriminations” at the French Political Science Association (AFSP) with Daniel Sabbagh and Laure Bereni, a member of the program “Agenda for a critical sociology of religion” and a member of the research networks “Islams et chercheurs dans la cite”, “Race, religion, secularism” and “Beyond Radicalization”.

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