Welcome to Sciences Po's 15 new faculty members

Welcome to Sciences Po's 15 new faculty members

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This year Sciences Po once again continued its ambitious efforts to strengthen its research community.

Fifteen researchers and professors joined our research units and teaching staff: Loïc Azoulai, Carlo Barone, Philippe Bezes, Alain Chatriot, Marie-Emmanuelle Chessel, Marco Cremaschi, Sabine Dullin, Emanuele Ferragina, Denis Fougère, Sukriti Issar, Hélène Le Bail, Florian Oswald, Jérôme Pélisse, Sébastien Pimont, and Hélène Thiollet.

In law

Loïc Azoulai, university professor, joined the Law School faculty in September 2015. He also holds a Chair of Excellence at Paris Sorbonne Cité.

Loïc Azoulai received a doctorate in law from the European University Institute (EUI), where he held the Chair in European Law after serving as a professor of public law at Assas-Paris II University and law clerk at the Court of Justice of the European Union. At the EUI he also led the Centre for judicial cooperation and co-led the Academy of European Law.

He studies the relations between institutional Europe, its achievements, its law and the individuals they affect

 

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Loic Azoulay

Sébastien Pimont, university professor, joined the Law School faculty in September 2015.

Sébastien Pimont received a doctorate in law from the University of Poitiers and taught at the University of Savoy law school, where he became dean.

As a civil lawyer specialised in contract law he conducts research on the law of obligations, consumer law, and property law. He is also developing work on legal education and more broadly on legal theory

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 Sébastien Pimont

In economics

Florian Oswald joined the Department of Economics as Assistant Professor in September 2015.

Florian Oswald recently received his doctorate from the University College of London. He uses an applied approach to microeconomics to study issues linked to labour economics, consumption and housing.

The quality of his research has already been recognized by several international organizations that support research such as the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Florian Oswald

Denis Fougère, CNRS research director, has joined The Center for Studies in Social Change (OSC).

He holds a PhD in economics and was a research professor at the University of Toulouse before becoming a researcher at the Centre for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST). His first works were awarded a CNRS bronze medal as well as the Hicks-Tinbergen Award from the European Economic Association. In addition to being a member of the Centre for Policy and Economic Research (CEPR) in London and of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, he has served as research advisor to the French Ministry of Education.

He focuses on labour and educational economics as well as assessment methods, which he studies from a microeconomic perspective. He is affiliated with Sciences Po’s Interdisciplinary laboratory for the evaluation of public policies, where he co-leads the “Educational Policies” section

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 Denis Fougère

In history

Alain Chatriot, university professor, joined the Centre for History (CHSP) in September 2015.

Alain Chatriot holds an agrégation, doctorate and habilité à diriger des recherches (habilitation) in history. He was a research fellow at the CNRS for ten years and has taught at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS). In 2009 he was awarded a CNRS bronze medal for his first works.

He conducts research in political, social and economic history. He especially focuses on the history of the state, the administration and economic and social policies. His most prominent research includes his work on the Third Republic, the work world and agricultural policies. 

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Alain Chatriot

Marie-Emmanuelle Chessel, CNRS research director, joined the Centre for the Sociology of Organizations (CSO) in September 2015.

She holds a PhD in history from the European University Institute in Florence (EUI) and has long conducted advanced studies in the social sciences at the school’s centre for historical research.

In 2014 she was awarded a CNRS silver medal recognizing the originality and importance of her work both nationally and internationally. Her research focuses on the development of two major social phenomena: the consumer society and the relationships between religion and the economic world. She aims to shed light on how these phenomena spread in France throughout the 20th century, and their links with other Western societies. .

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Marie-Emmanuelle Chessel

Sabine Dullin, university professor, joined the Centre for History (CHSP) in September 2015.

A graduate of the French Ecole Normale Supérieure, Sabine Dullin holds an agrégation, doctorate and habilité à diriger des recherches (habilitation) in history. She first taught at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and then at Lille 3 - Charles de Gaulle. She is a historian of politics and international relations, specializing in the 20th century history of Russia and Eastern Europe.

After working on diplomats and diplomacy during communism and the Cold War, she explored the history of border practices and politics. She is currently conducting research on multiple borders in the context of imperialism, focusing on the experience of the Socialist bloc between 1950 and 1970.  .

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 Sabine Dullin

 

In political science

Philippe Bezes, CNRS research director, joined the Centre for European Studies (CEE) in September 2015.

Philippe Bezes holds a doctorate and habilité à diriger des recherches (habilitation) in political science. He is also a graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and holds diplomas of advanced studies (DEA) in philosophy and sociology. To date he has conducted his research at the Centre for studies and research on administrative and political sciences (CERSA, Paris 2, Panthéon Sorbonne - CNRS) and taught the sociology of government agencies, state reform and public policy at Sciences Po. 

In 2014 the CNRS awarded him a bronze medal recognizing the value of his work. He is an expert in bureaucracies, the state and administrative reform, and his research focuses on the sociology of government agencies and the changes that affect them.

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Philippe Bezes

 

Hélène Le Bail, CNRS research fellow, joined the CERI in October 2015.

Hélène Le Bail holds a PhD in political science and a degree in Chinese. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at Waseda University in Tokyo, she became a researcher at the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI), where she headed the China program. She then pursued her research at the French institute for research on Japan (MAE-CNRS) at the Franco-Japanese House in Tokyo.

She is an expert on Asia and more specifically on intra-Asian migration. She focuses on Chinese immigration in Japan, marriage migration and Japanese initiatives to support foreigners.

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Hélène Le Bail

 Hélène Thiollet, CNRS research fellow, joined the CERI in January 2015.

A graduate of the French Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS-Ulm), Hélène Thiollet holds a diploma in advanced studies (DEA) in geography, and a doctorate in political science. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Oxford, where she pursued her research at the International Migration Institute.

She is an expert in international migration and her interests span this issue’s various aspects: public policies, international relations, global governance, international law, development aid, etc. Her research focuses on countries of the South, especially the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. With Catherine Withol de Wenden, she co-directs the “Global mobility and governance of migration” (MOBGLOB) project, which is funded by the French National Agency for Research. 

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Hélène Thiollet

 

In sociology

Carlo Barone, university professor, joined the Sociological Observatory of Change (OSC) in September 2015.

He received his PhD from the University of Milan Bicocca and was associate professor in the University of Trento’s department of sociology and social research.

His research focuses on inequalities, whether they stem from the social environment, gender or origins. He takes a comparative approach between different European countries. He is especially interested in the impact of inequality in educational systems and more specifically in higher education and professional careers. He is also working on the development of new research methods, such as experimental methods in sociology.

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Carlo Barone

Emanuele Ferragina joined the Sociological Observatory of Change (OSC) and the Interdisciplinary laboratory for the evaluation of public policies (LIEPP) as Assistant Professor in January 2015.

He holds a dual Franco-British masters in economics and doctorate in sociology. Emanuele Ferragina received his PhD in sociology from Oxford University, where he was affiliated with the “Social Policy and Intervention” department.

His research combines the analysis of social structure with the study of lifestyles and daily concerns. Using a comparative approach, he especially focuses on social policies and their subjects (welfare state, labour market, family policies, etc.) and on the drivers of social capital and socialisation.  

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Emanuele Ferragina

Sukriti Issar joined the Sociological Observatory of Change (OSC) as an Assistant Professor in September 2015.

She holds a PhD in sociology from Brown University and was a post-doctoral fellow in the department of political science and international relations at Oxford University.

Sukriti Issar is an expert in political economy and institutional transformation. She also focuses on urban governance issues and has worked on the city of Mumbai. Another area of interest is qualitative and quantitative research methods. Many of her articles have already been published in prominent international journals..

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Sukriti Issar

Jérôme Pélisse, university professor, joined the Centre for the Sociology of Organizations (CSO) in September 2015.

He holds an agrégation in economic and social sciences and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Marne-la-Vallée, and is a graduate of ENS Cachan. He served as research professor at the University of Reims and then of Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, where he held a CNRS chair of excellence and led the Printemps laboratory. Jérôme Pélisse’s research combines the sociology of labour with the sociology of law, the sociology of professional relations and the sociology of organizations.

In various fields – employment policies, corporate professional relations, health and security (especially “nano” risks), labour law usage, legal expertise – he focuses on processes shaping the transfer and appropriation of rights in organizations, as well as how actors relate to the law in everyday work situations.

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Jérôme Pélisse

In urbanism

Marco Cremaschi, university professor, joined the Centre for European Studies (CEE) and Urban School, where he leads the “Urbanism” section, in April 2015.

An expert in city policies and urbanism, Marco Cremaschi holds a doctorate from the IUAV University of Venice. He served as professor and then researcher at the University of Roma Tre, and has also taught at Pittsburgh and Cornell.

His research focuses on the various innovative dimensions of urban planning: strategic plans, local development, and urban projects. Marco Cremaschi is both a leading theoretician and field researcher. He has participated in projects led by public organizations at all levels of government: local (Milan, Palermo), national (ministries) and international (European Union, United Nations).   

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Marco Chermaschi
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