Home>Soazig Dollet, 2023 MIDI Research Prize


Soazig Dollet, 2023 MIDI Research Prize

Soazig Dollet, 2023 MiDi Research Prize

Congratulations to Soazig Dollet, doctoral student at Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE) for her article Entre contrôle de l'image de soi et fermeture. Retour sur la grammaire des attitudes adoptée par des personnes réfugiées dans le cadre d'entretiens biographiques. This article, published in the Bulletin of Sociological Methodology, is an article on method and reflexivity that addresses, among other issues, the question of positioning when one is on a Convention industrielle de formation par la recherche (CIFRE) contract, the question of the relationship to the respondent when one ambiguously represents the institution, but also sheds light on the relationship of refugees to institutions and the host society. The jury found the article highly stimulating, and likely to be of interest to academics and practitioners alike. 

After studying political science with a focus on the Arab world (DEA in 2003), Soazig Dollet worked on asylum applications at OFPRA in Paris, before joining the International Committee of the Red Cross and its field missions. In 2009, she became Head of the Middle East & North Africa office of Reporters Without Borders, an organization she left at the end of 2014. Now a consultant, she conducts studies on Syrian refugees' access to service information in Turkey and Lebanon.

In September 2019, she joined the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics at Sciences Po Paris, as a PhD candidate. Under the supervision of Virginie Guiraudon, she has since been working to capture the experience - by beneficiaries of international protection - of the reception and integration schemes that target them. This research was carried out as part of a Cifre program in collaboration with the COS Alexandre Glasberg Foundation (2019-2022).

MiDi Research Prize

This prize, launched in 2023 for the first time, aims to reward the outstanding efforts of young researchers at the master’s and PhD levels across all Sciences Po schools and departments, and raises the profile of rigorous and innovative research on issues related to international migration and/or ethno-cultural diversity.

MiDi was created in 2020 as a collective interdisciplinary initiative with the aim of strengthening interactions between researchers from different Sciences Po research centres around issues of international migration and ethno-cultural diversity. It brings together scientists from the Centre for International Studies (CERI), the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE), the Centre for Research on Social Inequalities (CRIS), the Law School, the Department of History, the Department of Economics, the Centre for Political Research at Sciences Po (CEVIPOF) and the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP). The research produced at Sciences Po on these issues covers a wide range of themes, such as asylum and migration flows, the right of asylum, borders, the integration of migrants, ethno-racial discrimination and inequalities in the European and global contexts.

The jury, composed of Hélène LE BAIL (Sciences Po, CERI), Virginie GUIRAUDON (Sciences Po, CEE), Hélène THIOLLET (Sciences Po, CERI), Christophe POULY (Sciences Po Law School), and Mohamed ELSAYEH (Sciences Po Law School), was pleased with the number and quality of all applications.