Welcome to Sciences Po's 14 new faculty members
- 14 nouveaux chercheurs à Sciences Po (2015-2016)
This year Sciences Po once again continued its ambitious efforts to strengthen its research community.
Fourteen researchers and professors joined our research units and teaching staff: Régis Bismuth, Dominique Cardon, Thomas Chaney, Bruno Cousin, Laurent Fourchard, Romain Lachat, Patrick Le Bihan, Giacomo Parrinello, Benoît Pelopidas, Eduardo Perez-Richet , Camille Roth , Julie Saada, Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic et Éric Verdeil. Profiles:
University professor Régis Bismuth has joined the Law School. He holds a Masters in Law (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School, a PhD in international law (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) and agrégation in public law, and has completed training in finance (Paris-Dauphine and ESCP).
His research mainly focuses on international public law, economic integration law (WTO, international investments, currency), financial regulation, international litigation and animal rights. He explores subjects such as sovereign debt, international standardization, state capitalism, international economic sanctions, regulation of the Internet, and freedom of the press.
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University professor Julie Saada has joined the Law School. She holds an agrégation and accreditation to supervise research (HDR) in philosophy (École normale supérieure de Lyon).
She is an expert in the philosophy of law and in modern and contemporary political philosophy, and has a particular interest in the philosophy of international law, in criminal justice, in ethics and in war and post-war law. She is also working on critical legal theory.
University professor Thomas Chaney has joined the Economics Department. He holds a PhD in economics (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and is a member of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
He was previously a professor at the Toulouse School of Economics and at the University of Chicago, and has been a visiting researcher at many leading international universities, including Princeton University, Yale University, and the London School of Economics. His research focuses on international trade, finance and their underlying networks. He has been awarded an ERC starting grant, entitled “Firm Networks Trade and Growth”.
Eduardo Perez-Richet holds a PhD in economics (Stanford) and has joined the Economics Department as Associate Professor. He is a member of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
He has taught at Polytechnique, Columbia University and Stanford. He has also been awarded the Banque de France’s Prix du jeune chercheur en économie (prize for young researchers in economics).
His research focuses on the information economy, political economy, game theory and social networks. Current interests include the design of information environments, the transmission of verifiable information and the modelling of solidarity networks and their interaction with redistributive public policies.
Giacomo Parrinello holds a PhD in history, law and geography (University of Siena) and is joining the Centre and the History Department as an Assistant Professor.
He has taught and pursued research at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (Munich), Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) and Institute of Social Ecology (Vienna) as a Marie Curie Fellow. He has received many awards for his book “Fault Lines Earthquakes and Urbanism in Modern Italy”, contributing to innovation in the field of environmental history, and particularly urbanization and industrialization as ecological, social and political transformations. He holds a Chair of excellence from Sorbonne Paris Cité on the interaction between societies and nature on the Mediterranean coast.
In Political science
Laurent Fourchard has joined CERI as FNSP research director. He holds a PhD in history (Paris Diderot) and an accreditation to supervise research (HDR) in political science.
He previously led the Institut français de recherche en Afrique (IFRA – French institute for research in Africa) in Nigeria, was a researcher at the "Les Afriques dans le monde" (Africas in the world) research centre (Sciences Po Bordeaux) and a visiting researcher at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). His comparative research at the intersection of history and political sociology focuses on government of and violence and exclusion in African urban and metropolitan areas, especially in Nigeria and South Africa. He has recently completed a research program (ANR) on xenophobic exclusion policies in Africa.
Romain Lachat holds a PhD in political science and has joined CEVIPOF as Assistant Professor.
After defending his thesis at the University of Zurich, Romain Lachat was a visiting researcher at the University of Montreal, New York University and Pompeu Fabra University, to which he was affiliated.
His research focuses on the comparative analysis of the development of electoral choices by assessing the importance of contextual factors, political programs, ideologies and the impact of candidates’ personal dimension. He is also interested in party competition and has been awarded a Chair of excellence from Sorbonne Paris Cité for his research project in this field.
Patrick Le Bihan
Patrick Le Bihan has joined CEVIPOF as an Assistant Professor. He holds a PhD in political science (New York University), and was previously a researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (Laboratoire d’excellence, Université Toulouse I).
He is interested in how different political institutions affect the electorate’s ability to control its representatives and ensure effective representation so that political decisions truly reflect voters’ preferences and not those of elected officials. His research also focuses on the impact of electoral incentives on the functioning of political institutions. He is also interested in comparative political economics.
Benoît Pelopidas holds a PhD in political science (Sciences Po and University of Geneva) and is joining CERI as an Assistant Professor and holder of the chair in security studies.
His work has received two international awards and he has been designated “British Academy Rising Star” in 2016.
Before joining us Benoît Pelopidas taught at the University of Geneva, the Monterey Institute for International Studies and Bristol University; he has been a researcher at, and remains affiliated to, Stanford (CISAC) and Princeton (Science and Global Security) universities.
His research focuses on the formulation, circulation and legitimation of knowledge related to nuclear weapons, and their ethical and political effects within the nuclear community and beyond, particularly in France.
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Sciences Po graduate Dominique Cardon holds a PhD in sociology (Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée University) and is joining the médialab as Associate Professor.
He was previously a researcher at Orange Labs (Laboratory des usages), and taught media and digital sociology at Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée University.
His research focuses on the link between new technologies and social, political and cultural practices. He studies forms of knowledge socialization, production and dissemination, and of public expression through new media – social networks, blogs, wiki, etc. He analyses the political dimensions of the digital: open data, alternative media, citizen initiatives, etc. Last, but not least, he is committed to uncovering how algorithms subvert our lives.
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Bruno Cousin holds a PhD from Sciences Po and the University of Milan-Bicocca and joinsthe CEE as an Assistant Professor of sociology. After completing post-doctoral research at Harvard University he worked as a lecturer at Lille 1 University for six years.
His research concerns the sociology of global cities and of major European metropolises, the sociology of upper classes and inequalities, and the analysis of relations to social and ethnic diversity. Through surveys conducted in different areas (former and new bourgeois neighbourhoods, networks and institutions of elite socialization, etc.), he examines the different modes and dynamics of upper class rejection of local diversity.
Camille Roth joins the médialab as an Associate professor. He holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and a PhD in social sciences (École Polytechnique), and is a CNRS researcher in computer science.
Drawing on his dual skills in the social sciences and in the hard sciences, he founded and headed the “Digital humanities / computer social sciences” hub at the Marc Bloch Centre (Berlin), of which he is still a member.
He has also carried out long research stays abroad (United States, Italy, Great Britain) and is affiliated with various French and international research bodies.
His research focuses on knowledge networks, socio-semantic dynamics, analysis of bodies of texts, complex social systems, public digital space, scientific communities and human mobility.
University professor, Marie-Laure Salles-Djelic has joined the CSO and serves as co-director of the School of Innovation and Management, which Sciences Po recently launched. She holds a PhD in sociology (Harvard University) and an honorary doctorate from Stockholm University.
She was previously professor of management at ESSEC, where she served as Dean of the Faculty and Director of the Centre de Recherche sur le Capitalisme, la Globalisation et la Gouvernance (C2G2 – Research Centre on Capitalism, Globalization and Governance). She has also completed many academic stays abroad, in Switzerland, in Sweden, in Italy (Bocconi) and in the United States (Stanford).
Her research focuses on the interface between the business/economic world and society. She has published on the transformations of capitalism, the role of transnational networks in the dissemination of ideas and of practices, and on the dynamics of transnational economic governance.
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University professor, Éric Verdeil joins the CERI, Centre for international studies. He holds a degree in urbanism, an agrégation and PhD in geography, where he examined the reconstruction of Beirut. In Beirut, he also headed the Observatoire urbain (urban observatory) of the Institut français du Proche-Orient (French Institute for the Near East) and taught at the Lebanese University. He then joined the Environnement Ville Société (environment, city, society) (Lyon) and the Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés (techniques, territories and societies) (University of Paris-Est) research centres as a CNRS research fellow.
While empirically drawing on the example of Arab cities, his work adopts a global and comparative approach. His research delves into the sociology and history of urbanism, the political ecology of urban infrastructure, and energy issues.