Charaudeau Santomauro, Bastien

Bastien is a Franco-Argentinian PhD candidate at Sciences Po Law School. His research operates an interdisciplinary analysis of the linkages between security, borders and migrants, and their effect on the migrant condition through the case-study of the Franco-Italian border. He combines theoretical and practical perspectives on the network of social and legal relations at the border. He examines more specifically how the dynamics of the socio-legal controversy around the border affect the interpretation and the elaboration of Migration Law, in particular migrants’ legal standing and citizens’ right to provide assistance to foreigners. Bastien is undertaking his research under the supervision of Pr. Jeremy Perelman (as principal supervisor), Pr. Loïc Azoulai and Pr. Julie Saada (as secondary supervisors).

Bastien is a graduate in Political Philosophy, Law and Migration Studies. He holds a B.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences with a specialization in Law (Sciences Po, 2013), an M.A. in Political and Legal Philosophy (Université Paris-Sorbonne, 2015) and an M.A. in Economic Law-Global Governance Studies (Sciences Po Law School, 2016). He also obtained his advanced master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Analysis of the European Integration – Europe and Migrations (Institute for European Studies - University libre de Bruxelles, 2017). At the Sorbonne, he wrote his master’s thesis on normative and democratic challenges in the production of Labour Law through collective bargaining. At the Institute for European Studies, he defended his thesis on the impact of states of exception on migrant rights at the French-Italian border.

During the academic year 2018-2019, Bastien Charaudeau Santomauro was a visiting research scholar in the U.S. at Northeastern University School of Law (Boston, Massachusetts). There, he pursued his research in close contact with the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School.

In 2019-2020, Bastien is a tutor and initiator of a clinical project that aims to examine the controversial legal basis of migrant detention at the French Italian-Border.

Courses taught

As a lecturer in Law:

  • Human Rights Advocacy (2018, Sciences Po, BA)
  • Philosophy of Migration Law (2018, Sciences Po, BA)

As a teaching assistant:

  • Droit et critique du droit (2015; Sciences Po, BA)
  • Théories du droit international (2016 ; Sciences Po, BA)
  • Théories juridiques de la globalisation (2016, Sciences Po, MA)
  • Evil in Politics (2017-2018, Sciences Po, BA)


Spécialités / Fields of Expertise : 
  • Political and Legal Philosophy
  • European Migration and Asylum Law
  • French Immigration Law
  • Human Rights Law
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