Emilie Biland-Curinier

Full professor
Critical Policy Analysis , Socio-Legal Studies, Discrimination and Inequalities

Research Programs

  • Law, norms, regulations program
  • Public policy, transformations of the state program
  • Work, employment, professions program


Émilie Biland-Curinier combines sociology and political science to study how organizations and professional groups take part to the unequal dynamics that reshape contemporary societies. At the crossroads of critical policy analysis and socio-legal studies, she takes interest in the mechanisms that frame individuals in their family life (such as after marital separations) and in their professional careers (especially through training and hiring). Her work underlines the causes and consequences of these processes in terms of class, gender, sexual and racial hierarchies.

Over the period 2019-2024, she is a fellow of the IUF – Institut Universitaire de France – in order to accomplish a research project entitled: Minority Rights On The Ground. LGBTQ Parents And The Law From One Continent To Another.

Based on fieldwork experiences in several countries (Canada, Chile, the United States, France) and within numerous teams, her scholarship also deals with epistemology and methodology. She writes on international comparisons, multi-methods research designs, public sociology and collective scholarship.

Read her interview on her arrival at the CSO 


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Teaching at Sciences Po

Gender and Sexuality, research seminar, master degree in sociology<

Discrimination & Inequality, 1st year lecture, Paris campus

Gender, Sexuality & Organizations, seminar, school of public affairs (2020-2022)

Sociology of the Family, research seminar, master degree in sociology (2020-2022)

Social Relations in Public Administration, 2nd year seminar, Paris campus (2019-20)

Other activities

Career path

Since 2019
Full Professor at Sciences Po

Since 2014
Adjunct Professor at Laval University (Quebec City, Canada)

Research Fellow at the Institut Universitaire de France

Associate Professor at the University of Rennes 2

Assistant Professor, Laval University (Quebec City, Canada)

Current Editorial Boards

Since 2012: Gouvernement et action publique (Presses de Sciences Po).
Since 2017: Revue française d’administration publique (ENA) - (2017-2023).

Invited Positions

Catholic University of Chile (2019 and 2022), University Paris-Dauphine (2014), University of Tampere (Finland, 2009)


2017: Habilitation (HDR), University of Strasbourg

2008: PhD in sociology, EHESS (with highest honors)

2004: Master degree in social sciences, ENS/EHESS (with highest honors)

2001: Master degree (1st year) in sociology, University Paris-Descartes (with highest honors)

2000-2001: Exchange student at the City University of New York (Hunter College and the Graduate Center)

1999-2004: Scholarship student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris

2000: BA in sociology, University Paris-Descartes; BA in economics, University Pantheon-Sorbonne

Last Publications

All publications from Emilie Biland-Curinier

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