• Prof. Emiliano Grossman, "Media and Politics" (photo: Didier Pazery)Prof. Emiliano Grossman, "Media and Politics" (photo: Didier Pazery)

Courses in the social sciences track are taught by Sciences Po faculty members and researchers, while courses in the French language track are taught by experience French as Foreign Language professors.  Meet some of the professors who teach at the Summer School.

Social Sciences Professors

Jan Rovny

 Jan RovnyJan Rovny is an assistant professor at Sciences Po’ Center for European Studies (CEE) and the Interdisciplinary Research Center for the Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP).  He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and he has previously taught in the United States, the Czech Republic, Germany and Sweden.  His research concentrates on political competition in Europe. He is the academic advisor for the social sciences track of our University Programme.


  • The European Union at a Crossroads, social sciences track, University Programme
  • Introduction to Quantitative Analysis: Stress-free Stats, elective class, University Programme
  • The European Union, Calming a conflicted continent, Master class, Pre-College Programme

Read Jan Rovny’s interview about his elective class at the Summer School.

Imola Streho

Imola StrehoImola Streho is an associate professor at the Sciences Po Law School and an associate scholar at the Center of European Studies. Her research focuses particularly on the free movement of services in the EU. Before joining Sciences Po, from 2002 to 2008, she was part of the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Before that, she was Emile Noël Fellow at Harvard Law School and at NYU School of Law where she was executive director of the Jean Monnet Centre. She is Vice Dean of the Graduate School of Sciences Po.

 Course: The European Union at a Crossroads, social sciences track, University Programme

Hélène Thiollet

Hélène Thiollet is a CNRS tenured researcher at Sciences Po and teaches international relations, comparative politics and migration studies at Sciences Po. Her research focuses on the politics of migration and asylum in the Global South, and she focuses her empirical research on the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. In the Fall 2016, she was a Visiting Scholar at GRTIM University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Helène coordinated the ANR research project "MobGlob – Global Mobility and Migration Governance" (ANR 2012-2015) with Catherine Wihtol de Wenden.

Course: World Politics, social sciences track, University Programme

Tancrède Voituriez

Tancrède VoituriezTancrède Voituriez has a Ph.D. in Economics and is director of Global Governance program at Iddri. His research focuses on trade and green innovation relationships, and on the causes of inertia in the implementation of sustainable development policies. He has been involved in numerous research projects on globalisation and sustainable development for the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment, among others. He has been lecturer at Sciences Po since 2005.


  • Sustainable Development and Climate Action, social sciences track, University Programme
  • Sustainable Development: Challenges and opportunities in a finite planet, Master class, Pre-College Programme

Please consult the social sciences page to read all our social sciences professor’s biographies and syllabi.

French Language Professors

Mariame Camara

Mariame CamaraMariame Camara studied francophone literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago and holds a Master degree in teaching French as a foreign language from the Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle. She has been teaching French as a foreign language for seven years at several French, American and English institutions such as L’Ecole Polytechnique, the Alliances françaises of Paris and Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently teaching French at La Sorbonne Nouvelle, NYU Paris and business French at the IESEG Business School.

Course: French language class, C1 level, French language track, University Programme

 Christophe Reffait

Christophe ReffaitChristophe Reffait is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure of Fontenay-Saint-Cloud and the École supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales (ESSEC). He is currently leading a research on Economics and Literature in the 19th Century, on Zola, on Jules Verne, and teaches both at the University of Amiens and at Sciences Po (2nd Year).


  • French language class, B2 level, French language track, University Programme

Matthieu Vernet

Matthieu Vernet is a fellow at the Fondation Thiers, a member of L’Équipe Proust (ENS/CNRS) and attached to the Antoine Compagnon Chair in Modern and Contemporary French Literature at the Collège de France. He defended a doctoral dissertation entitled "Baudelaire: Remembered and Forgotten in the work of Proust" at the University Paris-Sorbonne. A specialist in 19th and 20th century French literature, Matthieu Vernet is the publishing director of Acta fabula, a peer-reviewed online journal, and has taught French literature at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and general culture to students in preparatory classes for the École Polytechnique.


  • French language class, C2 level, French language track, University Programme

Please consult the French language page to read all our French language professor’s biographies and syllabi.

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