Florence Faucher, Director of OxPo. Professor of Political Science, Sciences Po, Centre d'études européennes
Chair of the Committees
Stephen Whitefield, Chair of OxPo Committees. Professor of Politics, Rhodes Pelczynski Tutorial Fellow in Politics, Pembroke College
All members of DPIR, Sociology, Social Policy and Intervention and the Oxford Centre for European History in Oxford, as well as the Sciences Po permanent faculty, are invited to take part in OxPo collaborative projects, events, exchanges, etc. All can step in to propose new programmes and ventures.
A number of academics have taken part in the exchange opportunities offered by OxPo since 2005. A list of visitors is available below.
Visitors to Science Po
Samuel Bruce is a doctoral student at St. Cross College, Oxford and visiting PhD student at Sciences Po, Paris. He completed my undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Maastricht and the University of California at Berkeley where he focused on theories of consciousness, society, and political values. He completed my MPhil in Oxford, writing a thesis on the distinction between claims of justice and other kinds of moral claim.
Samuel Bruce's present research, under the supervision of Dr. Teresa Bejan, examines the place of reflection in politics. He is researching a series of questions at the intersection of political theory and moral psychology, including, What does it mean to reflect? What is the difference between reflection and self-reflection? And, for what purposes should citizens reflect in a democratic context? In researching these questions, He hase developed critical comparative readings of contemporary and historical political theorists’ work in a variety of intellectual traditions. As a side-project, he is working on the relationship between interpretation methodology in musicology and the history of political thought. At Sciences Po, Samuel Bruce is affiliated with the Ecole Doctorale and the CEVIPOV research centre.
Stathis N. Kalyvas
Stathis N. Kalyvas is Gladstone Professor of Government and fellow of All Souls College at Oxford. Until 2018 he was Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also directed the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence and co-directed the Hellenic Studies Program.
Kalyvas obtained his BA from the University of Athens (1986) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1993), all in political science. He is the author of The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe (Cornell University Press, 1996), The Logic of Violence in Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Modern Greece: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2015), the co-editor of Order, Conflict, and Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and the author of over fifty scholarly articles in five languages, as well as several books in Greek.
His work has received several awards, including the Woodrow Wilson Award for best book on government, politics, or international affairs, the Luebbert Award for best book in comparative politics, the European Academy of Sociology Book Award, the Luebbert Award for the best article in comparative politics (three times), and the Greenstone Award for best book in politics and history. In 2008 he was elected in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Brian Nolan is Professor of Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Social Intervention, Director of the Employment, Equity and Growth Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
He has a doctorate in economics from the London School of Economics, supervised by A.B. Atkinson, and his main areas of research are income inequality, poverty, and the economics of social policy. Recent research has focused on trends in income inequality and living standards and their societal impacts across rich countries. He edited "Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Rich Countries" which has just been published by Oxford University Press.
Julia de Romémont
Julia de Romémont is a PhD candidate in Politics at the Departement of Politics and International Relations, at Nuffield College. Her dissertation looks at the effects of immigration on support for redistribution, trying to consider both micro-mechanisms and macro-contexts, and is supervised by Professor David Rueda.
She holds a MSc in Politics from Oxford and a BA in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz, Germany. During her stay, she will be based at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics.
Visitors to Oxford
Florence Faucher is Professor of political science at Sciences Po, and the Director of OxPo. Her research explores several dimensions. She is interested in the ways forms of political activism have changed over the last thirty years in political parties and social movements. She argues that such evolutions are part of wider processes of individualisation that have contributed to blur the boundaries between the public and the private spheres of action. She looks at how these developments have led to internal party reform (such as primaries and ballots of the membership) that contribute to change the ways parties relate to their members. This research on parties and movements informs a book project that will argue that an anthropological imagination can renew our analysis of contemporary politics.
Since 2015, she is working with Laurie Boussaguet (European Univerity Institute) on a project focusing on symbolic public policy. They analyse how the use of symbols by the French government in response to the 2015-16 terrorist attacks. She is the author of three books (Les habits verts de la politique, Presses de Sciences Po, 1999; Changing Parties. A Political Anthropology of British Party Conferences, Palgrave, 2005; The New Labour Experiment, with Patrick Le Galès, Stanford University press, 2010) and many articles, published in journals such as Comparative European Politics, la Revue Française de Science Politique, Parliamentary Affairs, Politix, Environmental Politics.
Etienne Dignat is a PhD candidate in Political Theory at Sciences Po, where he teaches Ethics of War.
Graduated in Literature (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon) and Public Affairs (Sciences Po), he is interested in political and ethical dilemmas faced by states. His PhD dissertation focus on the duty to rescue its own citizen in the context of political hostage crises "To Rescue or Let Die ? Political Ethics as a Lesser Evil Facing the Hostage Dilemma".
Dr. Delphine Dogot’s research is situated at the intersection of law, philosophy and social sciences, in particular, in relation to globalization and technology.
Dr. Dogot holds a Ph.D. in Law from Sciences Po, a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, as well as Master’s degree in Sociology and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the Université Paris 4 Paris-Sorbonne. She has been a Doctoral Exchange Researcher at Harvard Law School and a Fellow at the Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy (ULB).
Dr. Delphine Dogot’s dissertation, "Legal Metamorphoses of War" identifies a move from a binary War-Peace framework to a global security governance, characterized by techno-managerial normative assemblages aiming at taming risk.
She is now working on profiling technologies, exploring their relation to law, risk and management. The research assesses the normativity as well as the role and effect of profiling in global and algorithmic governance.
Delphine has published in international law, global and European law. She has taught or is currently teaching courses on International Law, Global Law, Ethics, Contracts, Legal Theory & Methodology and Company Law at ULB, Sciences Po, HEC Paris and Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas.
Dr. Anja Thomas will be Post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), University of Oxford and Research Associate at the Centre for International Research (CERI), Sciences Po Paris.
Anja is studying national parliaments in the EU and national elite’s discourse on the future trajectory of European integration, in particular concerning the EU’s democratic legitimacy. She is currently investigating the link between the increasing anti-EU discourse in Great-Britain and the Europeanisation of the British House of Commons.
Using Max Weber’s old institutionalism and Bourdieudian inspired approaches in Practice Theory, Anja deploys systematic historical comparison to study Europeanisation processes and their feed-back on socio-spatial dynamics in European integration.
Anja holds a PhD from Sciences Po and the University of Cologne. Her book "The European Integration Paradox – How EU practice shapes MP’s discourse on the future of the EU in Assemblée nationale and Bundestag" drawn from her award-winning PhD thesis will be published in autumn 2018.
Anja is member of the "Expert group on national parliaments in the EU architecture" at the European University Institute. She has taught in university institutions throughout Europe, most recently in the European Affairs Masters of Sciences Po.
Olivier Dabène is Professor of political science at Sciences Po since 2005. He previously taught in Nice and Aix-en-Provence. Since his arrival at Sciences Po, he has acted as Director of the Sciences Po campus in Poitiers (2006-2011), served as Chair of the Political science Department (2010-2012). A specialist of Latin America who has been invited in a number of Universities in the Americas, he is the founding President of the Observatoire politique de l'Amérique latine et des Caraïbes and the Director of Latin American studies at Sciences Po.
Vincent Millou is a Phd candidate in political theory at Sciences Po. He has been driven by a mounting frustration with mainstream theories of dissent ever since his first research on the struggle of Notre-Dame-des-Landes in Brittany. His research interests include riot control, policing, social control, political violence, Thoreau, anarchism, continental philosophy and civil disobedience. His dissertation focuses on the relationship between nonviolence and democratic government.
Visitors to Sciences Po
Richard Caplan is Professor of International Relations and Official Fellow of Linacre College. His principal research interests are concerned with international organisations and conflict management. His current research is focused on post-conflict peace- and state-building. He recently completed a project on 'Exit Strategies and Peace Consolidation' that examined the empirical experiences of, and scholarly and policy questions associated with, exit in relation to four types of international operations where state-building has been a major objective: colonial administrations, complex peace operations, transformative military occupations and international administrations.
David Rueda is Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University, and a Fellow of Nuffield College.
His research and teaching interests include comparative political economy, the politics of industrialized democracies and comparative methods. His current research examines the relationship between government partisanship and economic policy in industrialized democracies. David is also working on projects analyzing the politics of inequality and the influence of institutional configurations over political and economic outcomes.
I am an 'action researcher'. I have a first in Law, a Master's of science in Education, and I am currently working towards my doctoral degree in Politics. I am a current Clarendon Scholar, and have benefited from various scholarships throughout the course of my academic studies. Right after I completed my first in Law, I taught Public Law for two years. In the period between my academic degrees, I served as the Program Manager for the Albanian branch of two international Think Tanks: Transparency International and Open Society Foundations. Additionally, I have consulted for international organisations (e.g. Council of Europe, UNICEF, UNW, UNFPA). This working experience has given me the opportunity to conduct various policy analysis and help to craft policies and laws, specifically laws and bylaws which govern education in Albania. Similarly, my experience as a lecturer for some universities in Tirana (i.e. University of Tirana, European University of Tirana and Luarasi University) has exposed me to policy assessment and policy evaluation, areas of endeavour that I have and will continue to address further during my academic studies at the University of Oxford. Both my Master’s dissertation and my DPhil project draw on Global Governance and the role that International Organisations play in shaping education policymaking in Europe.
Visitors to Oxford
I am a PhD student in Political Theory at Sciences Po, and I’m affiliated to the CEVIPOF where I am supervised by the Foucauldian philosopher Frédéric Gros. Conducting my research with an interdisplinary lense between Political Science and Psychanalytic studies, I’m also supervised by the psychanalyst Laurie Laufer from the University Paris Diderot. My research focuses on the gendered subjectivation of criminals. I notably adopt a feminist perspective in order to question the common (differentialist) narratives on criminal figures and on social deviances, questioning thus the gender normativity through the discourses on its deviations.
Clément Claret is a PhD candidate in Politics at Sciences Po's Centre for European Studies (CEE), under the supervision of Florence Faucher. His research takes a political sociological approach on how the members of left-wing political parties relate to the various ideological strands available to them. In Oxford, he is affiliated with the Department of History and the Modern European History Research Centre. During his stay, his work will focus on how Labour activists resort to ideological references to interpret and respond to political issues.
I am currently a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), University of Oxford and a Research Associate at the Center for International Research (CERI), SciencesPo. My core research interests include the military public policy, the defence industry and the politics of European Union (EU). My work makes theoretical contributions to the ‘Pratice Turn’ in IR Theories and EU Studies by using the historical sociology of Norbert Elias. I am also a Lecturer at Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and at Institut d’études politiques (Lille) where I teach IR Theories and EU Politics.
Mathieu Fulla is a faculty member in the Centre d'histoire de Sciences Po (CHSP). His principal research interests are concerned with the economic and political history of the West European Left in the XXth century in a comparative and transnational perspective. His current research focuses on the complex and ambiguous relationships between the West European Socialists and the State, from the Great War to present time, and on economic experts working for the British Labour Party in the 1970s.
Marie Saiget holds a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from Sciences Po Paris. Her doctoral research aimed at assessing the effects of international programmes over the politicisation of women’s collective action in Burundi. She has conducted extensive fieldworks on multilateral cooperation and women’s movements in Burundi. She is the co-editor of Les bonnes pratiques des organisations internationales (Les presses de Sciences Po, 2015). Her last article, “(De-)Politicising women’s collective action: international actors and land inheritance in post-war Burundi”, was issued in the Review of African Political Economy in 2016 (Vol. 43, No. 149). During her stay in Oxford, she is interested in starting a new research on “post-conflict transitions” and international interventions in Africa (with the cases of Burundi and Côte d’Ivoire).
Catherine Xhardez is currently a PhD candidate in Political Science at Sciences Po Paris and Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles. She is a full-time research fellow at the FNRS (Belgian Fund for Scientific Research). She graduated from Sciences Po Paris (Master in Political Science). The subject of her PhD thesis is: “Do migrant integration policies support nationalist aspirations? A comparative analysis of integration programs in Flanders, Quebec, and Brussels.” More generally, she is doing further research into the following subjects: civic integration policies in Europe/Belgium, immigration, citizenship, nationalism and linguistic diversity. From December 2015 to June 2016, she was a Visiting Assistant in Research at Yale University (MacMillan Center). From May 2016 to October 2016, she was in Montreal for a research stay at McGill University. She is the co-coordinator of the Working Group Political Theory within the Belgian Association of Political Science (ABSP).
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Visitors to Sciences Po
Desmond King specializes in the study of the American state in US executive politics, race and politics in American political development, comparative welfare politics and labour market policy, democratization and immigration policy. Before coming to Nuffield in 2002, he was a Fellow and Professor of Politics at St John’s College, Oxford of which he is now an Emeritus Fellow, and a Lecturer in Government at the London School of Economics.
He is the author of 10 books, including most recently, Fed Power: How Finance Wins with Larry Jacobs (2016). His research papers have appeared in such journals as the American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Politics, Past and Present, and World Politics. His book coedited with Patrick Le Gales, Reconfiguring European States in Crisis appears with OUP in 2017.
Fran Bennett is a half-time Senior Teaching and Research Fellow in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford. She is also an independent consultant and as such has written extensively on social policy issues for the UK Government and others.
She is an active member of the Women's Budget Group, which carries out gender analysis of Budgets, spending reviews and government policies in the UK (www.wbg.org.uk). With Prof Jonathan Bradshaw, she is one of the UK independent experts on social inclusion for the European Commission. In 2013, she was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences. Fran has a particular interest in social security policy, gender issues, and poverty, income distribution and participation. Her recent research involved examining (with others) the interaction between within-household inequalities and policy on tax and benefits in the UK in a project in the ESRC-funded Gender Equality Network (2002-10).
I am a 3rd year DPhil student in Political Theory at The Queen's College, University of Oxford working on Louis Althusser's aleatory materialism. My research interests lie in Marxist political philosophy, the history of political thought, feminism, and the history of the left and labour movements. I am based at CEVIPOF during my stay at Sciences Po.
Silvia Spodaru is a DPhil candidate in Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University, and a member of St Cross College. During her stay at Science Po, she will be based at the Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI). Her research focuses on violent jihadi extremism and is under the joint supervision of Professor Dominic Johnson and Professor Ben Ansell. Silvia holds two MA degrees in European Studies from the College of Europe and the University Sorbonne Nouvelle, where she majored in International Relations. Before starting her DPhil at Oxford, she held various political analyst and project manager positions in several European countries.
Man Yee Kan
Visitors to Oxford
Dr Charlotte Halpern holds a PhD in political science and is FNSP Associate Research Professor at the Centre d’Etudes Européennes de Sciences Po in Paris. Her main research interest is State restructuring and policy change in Europe. She has done extensive research on various infrastructure and environmental policies in European member states and the EU. She has published on comparative European policies and EU governance in leading political science journals such as Comparative European Politics, West European Politics, Environment and Planning C and the Revue Française de Science Politique. She teaches comparative public policies at Sciences Po and she is the scientific Director of the Sciences Po Urban and Regional Management Master Programme.
Sukriti Issar is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at OSC, Sciences Po, Paris. She specializes in urban governance, political economy, policy and institutional change, and qualitative research methods. She studies how urban policy transforms cities, with a particular focus on low-income housing in Mumbai over the last hundred years. Recent research has been published in Demography, Journal of Historical Sociology, and Government and Opposition. Prior to moving to Paris, she was a postdoctoral fellow in DPIR, University of Oxford.
Nadege Ragaru, OxPo Nuffield Fellowship, Trinity Term 2017
Dr. Nadège Ragaru is a researcher at Sciences Po and teaches the history of socialism and the representation, the commemoration and the remembering of the Holocaust at Sciences Po (Paris & Dijon). She holds a PhD in Political sociology from Sciences Po Paris and was formerly Reid Hall Fellow at Columbia University (1999-2000). Her research centres on World War II and the Holocaust in Bulgaria and Macedonia, on identity processes and the politics of citizenship in the post-Ottoman Balkans, as well as on the cultural history of socialism in Bulgaria and Macedonia. She is currently writing a book on post-war trials for anti-Semitic crimes in Bulgaria.
I am a Ph. D. student in political science/political theory at the Centre de recherches politiques from Sciences Po Paris. I am working under the joint supervision of Dr. Janie Pélabay and Dr. Réjane Sénac on the definition of national membership through the policies of naturalisation refusals and naturalisation withdrawals in France and in the UK over the last twenty years. I intend to develop an approach of grounded political theory, combining the analysis of public debate and institutional practices (administration and courts). I am interested in migration and citizenship studies and comparative case study analysis.
I am currently a post-doctoral Research Associate in Political Science at the Centre de recherches internationales (CERI), Sciences Po Paris. My core research interests include migration, transnational politics, and media in the contemporary Arab world.
My interdisciplinary PhD thesis (summa cum laude) dealt with Egyptian migrant activism in Paris and Vienna during and after the Arab Uprisings. It combined a micro-level analysis on activists’ practices and attitudes with a macro-level analysis on governance (emigration and immigration policies).
As a post-doc in Oxford, I plan to publish my PhD and start a new research project on Syrian refugees. This project will focus on how Europe is imagined by Syrian refugees settling in Syria’s neighbouring countries and will examine how refugees’ experiences in transit countries affect their attitudes to seek asylum in European countries.
Lea received an Excellence Prize for a PhD defended in 2015-16 by the Austrian Department of Education.
Anja Durovic is a PhD Candidate in Political Science, under the joint supervision of Vincent Tiberj and Nonna Mayer, at Sciences Po Paris (CEE/LIEPP). Her research mainly concentrates on the comparative analysis of gender inequalities in political participation in Europe as well as on the examination of the impact of generational change and welfare systems on participatory gender inequalities.
Anja holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science and Public Law from the University of Mannheim (2013) and graduated with a Master degree in Comparative Political Sociology from Sciences Po Paris in 2015. At the University of Mannheim, she worked as a student assistant for the “German Longitudinal Election Study” (GLES) and the research project “The Politics of Mobilization: National Parties and EU Decision-making” at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES).
Elodie Druez is a PhD Candidate in Political Science and Sociology, under the joint supervision of Florence Haegel and Patrick Simon, at Sciences Po Paris (CEE) and at the national institute of demographic studies (INED). Elodie graduated with a Masters degree in Comparative Political Sociology from Sciences Po Paris in 2014 and her PhD thesis deals with the experience of racialization and the political behaviours of university graduates of African descent in the French and the British context.
Visitors to Sciences Po
- Jasmine Bhatia (DPIR, Oxford) Visiting Doctoral Student to the CERI, Sciences Po.
- Pia Blossfeld (Sociology, Oxford) Visiting Doctoral Student to the OSC, Sciences Po.
- Matthew Chan (History, Oxford) Visiting Doctoral Student to Centre for History, Sciences Po.
- Patricia Clavin (History, Oxford) Visiting Professor to Sciences Po from the Department of History, Professor of International History.
- William Clement (History, Oxford) Visiting Doctoral Student to Centre for History, Sciences Po.
- Kalypso Nicolaïdis (DPIR, Oxford) Professor to Sciences Po from the Department of Politics and International Relations, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for International Studies.
Visitors to Oxford
- Francesca Artioli (CEE) Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow to the Department of Politics and International Relations.
- Antonela Capelle-Pogacean (CERI) Nuffield/Sciences Po Visiting Scholar to the Department of Politics and International Relations.
- Yoel Mitrani (Cevipof) Visiting Doctoral Student to the Department of History.
- Eduardo Rios (CERI) Visiting Doctoral Student to the Department of Politics and International Relations.
- Imola Streho (CEE/Law) Nuffield/Sciences Po Visiting Scholar to the Department of Politics and International Relations.
- Virginie Tournay (Cevipof) Nuffield/Sciences Po Visiting Scholar to the Department of Politics and International Relations.
- Valeria Rueda Sciences Po doctoral student, affiliated with Pembroke College 2015-2018
- Chloe Touzet Sciences Po masters graduate, and researcher at LIEPP, Sciences Po. Chloé is a DPhil student at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and INET at the University of Oxford 2015-18.
Visitors to Sciences Po
Hartmut Mayer (DPIR, Oxford) Visiting Professor to Sciences Po from the Department of Politics and International Relations, where he is Supernumerary Fellow and Lecturer in Politics, St Peter's College.
Tim Power (DPIR, Oxford) Visiting Lecturer to Sciences Po from the Department of Politics and International Relations, where he is currently University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies, St Antony's College, Director of Graduate Studies (Politics).
Visitors to Oxford
Jenny Andersson (CNRS Sciences Po) Nuffield/Sciences Po Visiting Scholar from the Center for European Studies.
Marie Bergstrom (Observatoire sociologique du changement, Sciences Po) Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow from Observatoire sociologique du changement.
Swann Bommier (CERI- Sciences Po) Visiting Doctoral Student to the Department of Politics and International Relations and affiliated to St Antony's College.
Cecile Pichon-Bonin (Sciences Po - Department of History) Nuffield/Sciences Po Visiting Scholar.
Nicolas Roussellier (Sciences Po- Department of History) Nuffield/Sciences Po Visiting Scholar.
Visitors to Sciences Po
Quentin Bruneau (DPIR, Oxford) Visiting Doctoral Student to Sciences Po.
Andy Hurrell (DPIR, Oxford) Visiting Professor to Sciences Po from the Department of Politics and International Relations,where he is Montague Burton Professor of International Relations.
Tristen Naylor (DPIR, Oxford) Visiting Doctoral Student to Sciences Po.
Mara Tchalakov (DPIR, Oxford) Visiting Doctoral Student to Sciences Po.
Stephen Whitefield (DPIR, Oxford) Visiting Professor to Sciences Po from the Department of Politics and International Relations, Professor of Politics, University Lecturer in Politics.
Claire Vergerio (DPIR, Oxford) Visiting Doctoral Student to Sciences Po.
Visitors to Oxford
Florent Gougou (Centre D'Etudes Europeennes de Sciences Po) Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow to the Department of Politics and International Relations and affiliated to the Maison Française d'Oxford (MFO) and Nuffield College.
Charlotte Halpern (FNSP) Nuffield/Sciences Po Visiting Scholar from the Fondation Nationale de Science Politique (FNSP), Centre D'Etudes Europeennes de Sciences Po, Paris. She will be based in the Department of Politics and International Relations.
Réjane Sénac (Sciences Po - CEVIPOF) Nuffield/Sciences Po Visiting Scholar to the Department of Politics and International Relations.
Bernd Weber (Centre D'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI), Sciences Po) Visiting Doctoral Student to the Department of of Politics and International Relations and affiliated to the Maison Française d'Oxford (MFO). His research focuses on Europeanisation and negotiations in the Eastern and Southern EU neighbourhood in the field of energy.