Sciences Po is one of the leading social science teaching and research institutions in France. According to Sciences Po: Excellence, Innovation, Diversity, “Sciences Po has a unique status combining the selectivity of the French Grandes Ecoles, the intellectual wealth of a university and the independence of a private foundation.” Today, Sciences Po comprises eight research centers, including
Sciences Po employs about 250 researchers and enrolls about 600 doctoral students in economics, history, sociology and political science.
Sciences Po has a strong international orientation: about one third of its students (including undergraduate and graduate students) are international students, and it is mandatory for undergraduate students to study abroad as part of their course of study (Sources: Katherine Newman and Katrin Križ’ site visit; Sciences Po: Excellence, Innovation, Diversity, and Bruno Palier’s presentation on Sciences Po at Harvard Inequality Summer Institute, June 19, 2004).
Boy, Daniel Affiliation: CEVIPOF
Discipline: Political Science Research: elections; values; class systems; ecology and environment
Discipline: Sociology Research: cohorts and social classes; morphology of inequality in France and the U.S.; spatial differentiation; lifestyles, and social stratification
Discipline: Sociology Research: social stratification with regard to time-use; time-use surveys; social class and time spent at work; non-industrial working class, study of celebrity: investigates 2,900 covers of “Paris Match” and focuses on the way celebrity has changed from 1950’s to today.
Discipline: Economist Research: retirement systems
Affiliation: OSC Research: qualitative and quantitative study of family structure and adult life; parents and adult children; brothers and sisters in adult life; gifts and exchange of services within kinship groups; frequency of family meetings and memory; place of the nuclear family
De Wenden, Catherine Affiliation: CERI
Discipline: Political Science Research: Immigration; citizenship; refugees
Affiliation: CEVIPOF, Science Po’s research director
Discipline: Political Science Research: elections; values
Hugounenq, Réjane Affiliation: OFCE
Discipline: Economics Research: economics of poverty; social protection financing
Kastoryano, Riva Affiliation: CERI
Discipline: Sociology Research: immigration; race and ethnicity in France
Affiliation: OSC Research: deviance and crime; causes of crime; socialization process; how do poor families help children avoid delinquency? School experience and ethnicity
Laurent, Eloi Affiliation: OFCE
Discipline: Economics Research: social policies of poverty; European Union
Le Cacheux, Jacques Affiliation: OFCE
Discipline: Economics Research: economics of inequality; European Union
Le Galès, Patrick Affiliation: CEVIPOF
Discipline: Political Science
Research: urban sociology; new political economics, France and U.K.
Mayer, Nonna Affiliation: CEVIPOF
Discipline: Political Science Research: xenophia and the extreme right; social class
Musselin, Christine Affiliation: CSO
Discipline: Sociology Research: organization of higher education systems; public action; ecology and environment
Muxel, Anne Affiliation: CEVIPOF
Discipline: Political Science Research: youth and political participation
Discipline: Sociology Research: social and spatial
inequality in Italy and France
Palier, Bruno Affiliation: CEVIPOF
Discipline: Political Science Research: social protection in Europe
Périvier, Hélène Affiliation: OFCE
Discipline: Economics Research: family policies and women’s employment in France
Préteceille, Edmond Affiliation: OSC
Discipline: Sociology Research: urban spatial segregation in Berlin, London, Paris and Tokyo and Brazil; quantitative and qualitative study of interaction between social groups in Paris; class; race, ethnicity and segregation; segregation in U.S. cities; social cohesion in 11 European countries
Rey, Henri Affiliation: CEVIPOF
Discipline: Political Science Research: urban inequalities and social exclusion; parties; social movements, Socialism; political attitudes; militants
Stancanelli, Elena Affiliation: OFCE
Discipline: Economics Research: labor economics; trajectories of family life; international comparisons; econometrics
Storper, Michael Affiliation: CSO
Discipline: Sociology Research: global, regional and local aspects of political economies
Tiberj, Vincent Affiliation: CEVIPOF
Discipline: Political Science Research: political participation in France
and the U.S.; sociology of social inequality; sociology of elites
Van Zanten, Agnès Affiliation: OSC
Discipline: Sociology Research: school system and inequalities; teachers and parents’ relation in the production of segregation and protection of middle classes in production of selective schools; London-Paris comparisons
Inequality Fellows can get library access only with a Sciences Po student id. Please contact Kati Križ at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how Inequality Fellows can obtain a Sciences Po student id.
Inequality Fellows can join the Ecole Doctorale for French lessons and seminars. At Sciences Po, all students participate in seminars and research activities. Research seminars are co-organized by students and professors, who form research groups on topics of interest to them. They work on a problem for one to two years and then organize a conference. These activities are open to everyone. However, if Fellows visit Sciences Po in May, their integration into seminars might be more difficult than if they arrive earlier in the year.
There are numerous associations, lectures and events at Sciences Po. Sciences Po publishes a newsletter publicizing events every Friday, and Fellows can subscribe to the Sciences Po listserve.
Inequality Fellows could give one or two lectures in an ongoing course at the end of the term. They could also teach in English, which is accepted and encouraged.
Inequality Fellows who are planning on staying in Paris between June and September can find accommodation at the Cité Universitaire Internationale, metro stop Cité. The Collège Franco-Britannique is one of the Cité’s newly renovated residence halls. The Collège offers single rooms with Internet access and en-suite bathrooms and showers, common kitchens, a computer room with Internet access, a common room, and a laundry room.
Inequality Fellows who are interested in summer accommodation at the Cité are advised to apply for a room by April by sending an email to the Collège’s Director, Frederic Ogée, at email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Among other newly renovated residence halls are the Maison du Cambodge, and the Maison des Provinces de France. The Cité also has an office called BACE offering help to guest researchers looking for housing in Paris.
In the past, both OCS and CEVIPOF graciously agreed to provide office space for Inequality Fellows. Alternatively, Inequality Fellows may have access to the computer lab at the Centre Americain. For more information, Inequality Fellows are advised to contact Katrin Križ at email@example.com.
The best time to engage in a research residency at Sciences Po is between early October and early February, and the end of February to mid-June, when classes for undergraduate and masters programs end. The classes for doctoral programs run from November until mid-May. Most researchers will be in Paris until the national holiday on July 14.
U.S. citizens do not need a visa if they stay in France as tourists for less than 90 days. For the latest visa-related information, see the U.S. Department of State website.
Ruth Grosrichard, Secrétaire Générale à la Direction des Affaires Internationales et des Echanges at Sciences Po, strongly recommended that Inequality Fellows apply for a student visa with the French Consulate in Boston. Inequality Fellows are advised to contact the Consulate for more detailed information well before traveling to Paris.
Inequality Fellows who are planning on staying in France for more than three months will need to apply for a residency permit (carte de séjour). If students initially stay for two months and then decide that they want to stay longer than three months once they are in France, they will have to leave France to apply for a visa.
Within three weeks upon arrival, students will need to get a carte de séjour at the local prefecture de police. If they arrive in September to mid-October and in February, they can get the carte de séjour through the International Student Office.
The prefecture de police is located in the 15th arrondissement, 13, rue Miollis, metro Cambronne, phone: 800 95 95 75. Among other documents, students will need copies of their passport, their birth certificate, translated by a certified translator approved by the French Consulate in Boston, their entry visa (sticker in passport), and proof of accommodation (“justicatif de domicile”), for instance from the Cité Internationale, if they stay there (source: Katrin Križ' site visit 2003).