ACADEMIC POSITIONS

GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

  • Full Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology
  • Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

I have joined the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in January 2014. I was born in 1977 in Paris, where I  studied at the Lycée Henri IV and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan for my BA and MA. Then, I studied for six years in Princeton University for my PhD, and I was an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University until I moved to Geneva. Here, I conduct research on the role of law in the process of globalization. Throughout my various research projects, I adopt a sociological perspective to understand the production and use of legal texts and their interpretation; and to explain how expert knowledge is mobilized in academic and policy fields.

My research field sites include places where I can study the production of global governance, at the intersection of local, regional and global levels, in the fields of nternational security, trade and finance. My geographical areas of specialization include the United States, Europe and  the Middle East. I also study the evolution of international economic governance in a historical perspective, by focusing on the transition from colonial to post-colonial times. I have also conducted ethnographic research on literary interpretation as well as research evaluation.

I am particularly interested in advising PhD students who work in the following fields: sociology of knowledge and culture; political sociology (with a focus on the role of experts and bureaucrats in colonial and post-colonial states); law and society (with a focus on transnational and international legal regimes).

I speak fluently French and English and can also read/speak Spanish and Italian.

TEACHING AND TRAINING

ANSO 37

This course is a class on the art of research design in the social sciences. Students will learn how to relate observations drawn from fieldwork with theory.

ANSO 43

Course goals: to help students theoretically construct a problem of sociological and/or anthropological importance; to help students reflect upon social scientific practice.

ANSO 36

In this course, we will take experts, their epistemic cultures and their influence on both transnational policies and domestic societies as our focus.

SOC 476

This course focuses on various socio historical approaches to law Topics range from the protection of the rule of law and human rights to the regulation of financial markets.

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