Leonie Henaut

Chargée de recherche CNRS
Work, Professions, Coordination

Research Programs

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


At a time when multi-activity, multi-skilling and project-based work are becoming increasingly popular, is it still possible to speak of a division of labor? Are professional groups still social constructs of reference for individuals? Léonie Hénaut uses qualitative and quantitative methods to study transformations in the workplace, and their impact on relations between professional groups and on the processes by which individuals identify with groups, in various fields - museums and cultural professions in France and the United States, integration and care coordination policies in France and the United Kingdom.

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Léonie Hénaut, Jennifer C. Lena et Fabien Accominotti. 2023. « Polyoccupationalism: Expertise Stretch and Status Stretch in the Postindustrial Era. » American Sociological Review, vol.88, n° 5, p. 872-900. https://doi.org/10.1177/00031224231190942

Léonie Hénaut, Brianne Dubois et Justine Lévy. 2023. « Faire de la recherche en pratiquant la conservation-restauration : porosité, concurrence et articulation des activités savantes et consultantes. » Sociologie du travail, vol.65, n° 1 (en ligne). https://doi.org/10.4000/sdt.42904

Léonie Hénaut et Frédéric Poulard. 2018. « Réformes publiques et autonomie des groupes professionnels : le jeu des segments », Revue française de sociologie, vol. 59, n° 2, p. 259-284. https://doi.org/10.3917/rfs.592.0259

Léonie Hénaut. 2011. « Capacités d’observation et dynamique des groupes professionnels : la conservation des œuvres de musées. » Revue française de sociologie, n° 52, p. 71-101. https://doi.org/10.3917/rfs.521.0071

Marie-Aline Bloch et Léonie Hénaut. 2014. Coordination et parcours. La dynamique du monde sanitaire, social et médico-social, Paris, Dunod, Collection Santé-Social. https://doi.org/10.3917/dunod.bloch.2014.01

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teaching activities 

Lecturer in the doctoral program of Sociology at SciencesPo: ‘Professions and the division of labor’ with Didier Demazière (2013-2018); ‘Work and Occupations” with Gwenaële Rot (since 2019).

Occasional Lecturer in various institutes of higher education (since 2010): Institut national du patrimoine, Ecole nationale supérieure de Sécurité sociale, École supérieure des beaux-arts d’Avignon, Ecole supérieure Montsouris, Master in Museum studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Adjunct in Sociology at University of Lille Sciences and Technologies (2009).

Teaching assistant and Adjunct in Sociology at University Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis (2003-2007).

other activities 

Member of EGOS – European Group for Organizational Studies (2020)

Member of the scientific committee on innovative practices in health and social care (IPSA) at the Fondation de l’Avenir (since 2015).

Member of the scientific committee on the contribution of “mutualist” services to research and innovation (SSAM) at the Fondation de l’Avenir (2014-2015).

Member of the scientific committee on disability and employment in public services at the French school of Public Health (EHESP) (2013-2015).

Co-chair of the weekly CSO doctoral seminar with Etienne Nouguez and Jeanne Lazarus (2012-2015).

Co-organizer of the annual CSO seminar with Jeanne Lazarus (2015-2017).

CSO representative on the board of the Sociology department at SciencesPo (2015-2017).


Ph.D. in sociology University of Paris 8 (2008)

Diploma Ecole du Louvre (2004)

Master’s in sociology, University of Paris 8 (2003)

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