The Centre for Research on social InequalitieS (CRIS) is a joint Sciences Po / CNRS research centre.
Its members are attached to the Sciences Po's Sociology Department, and the Department of Economics for their teaching. They may be affiliated with other research centres or programs such LIEPP, Presage, MiDi, Axpo, Aire, Cities are back in Town...
CRIS is devoted to research that covers the multidimensionality of social inequality in contemporary societies. CRIS’ research program seeks to describe patterns and trends of inequality, analyze their mechanisms and inform and contribute to policy analysis in a world where inequality has become a major threat.
The center has a strong tradition of comparative sociology highlighting the role of welfare state policies, institutional mechanisms and national narratives related to inequality.
Sciences Po-CRIS is committed to theory-driven empirical research, drawing on a diversity of methods (qualitative, quantitative, experimental, etc.), adopting micro, meso and macro perspectives, and promoting interdisciplinary approaches for an integrated research on inequality in social sciences.
CRIS faculty members are international experts in the study of different facets of inequality such as education, gender, family, life course, labor market and economic inequality, social mobility, urban segregation, migration, ethnoracial minorities, cultural inequality and digital inequality. The research agenda is also engaged in enhancing new perspectives in inequality studies such as environmental inequality and health inequality.