Pierre François

Pierre François
+33140626570
199, Boulevard Saint-Germain - 75007 PARIS - FR
Research Director CNRS
Contemporary art, Sociology of markets, Sociology of professions

Research Programs

  • Governance, economic organizations program
  • Work, employment, professions program

bio

Pierre François is a sociologist who has used the tools of economic sociology to analyse the dynamics of art worlds over the past ten years.

His current research, conducted with Sébastien Dubois, focuses on contemporary poetry since the 1960s.

He devotes another part of his work to historical sociology of firms and their managers since the 19th century, as part of an investigation undertaken with Claire Lemercier.

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Sciences Po

  • Introduction to Sociology (undergraduate programme)
  • Classics of Sociology (Master of Research in Sociology, with Daniel Benamouzig)
  • Contemporary sociological theory (Master of Research in Sociology, with Daniel Benamouzig)

OTHER ACTIVITIES 

  • Director of the Sciences Po doctoral school (2017 - present)
  • Co-director of “Governance” collection at Sciences Po Press
  • Director of the Sociology Department at Sciences Po (2014 - 2017)
  • Head of undergraduate studies in Sociology at Sciences Po (2011 - 2014)

Professional Background

  • Director of research at the CNRS (2010 - present)
  • Research fellow at the CNRS (2001 - 2010)
  • Professor at the École Polytechnique (2009 - 2017)
  • Project manager at the Commissariat Général du Plan [Plan Commission] (2000 - 2001)
  • Professor of Economic and Social Sciences at Lycée, Académie de Paris and Créteil (1998 - 2001)
  • Project manager at the Opéra National de Paris (1997 - 1998)

EDUCATION

2008
Habilitation (professorial thesis) in Sociology, Paris-Sorbonne University

2000
PhD in Sociology, EHESS - Paris

1996
Agrégation in Social Sciences

1993-1997
Bachelor’s degree, École Normale Supérieure - Cachan

1994
Degree, Political Studies Institute (IEP) - Paris

Last Publications

  • François, Pierre and Claire Lemercier. 2021. "L' empire de la finance." In Le nouveau monde: Tableau de la France néolibérale, ed. Antony Burlaud, Allan Popelard and Grégory Rzepski, 227-235. Paris: Éditions Amsterdam.
  • François, Pierre and Claire Lemercier. 2021. Sociologie historique du capitalisme. Grands Repères. Paris: Éditions La Découverte.
  • François, Pierre. 2019. "Sociologie économique et politiques publiques." In Dictionnaire des politiques publiques, ed. Laurie Boussaguet, Sophie Jacquot and Pauline Ravinet, 600-606. Paris: Presses de Sciences Po.
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