List of speakers

Mireille Paquet is a polit­ical scien­tist and asso­ciate professor at Concordia Univer­sity in Montreal, Canada. She researches immi­gra­tion poli­tics and policy in Canada and in other coun­tries. She manages the Cana­dian Sanc­tuary Cities Research projet, funded by the Building Migrant Resilience in Cities (BMRC). 

Thomas Lacroix is a geog­ra­pher at CNRS (Migrinter), actu­ally affil­i­ated to the Maison Française d’Oxford. He researches transna­tion­alism, inte­gra­tion and devel­op­ment. Currently, his research focuses on local gover­nance of inter­na­tional migra­tion. He is a fellow at the CIMigration. 

Béné­dicte Michalon is a geog­ra­pher at CNRS (Passages). She studies migra­tion and deten­tion prac­tices. Her research focuses on control devices of migra­tion and their effect on the migrant expe­ri­ences. She is a fellow at CIMi­gra­tion. She manages with Thomas Lacroix the LOCALAAC project, funded by the CIMi­gra­tion on urban and rural commu­ni­ties dealing with the welcoming of migrants. 

Cyrille Hanappe is an archi­tect and lecturer at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Belleville. He is also the founder of the asso­ci­a­tion Actes & Cités and asso­ci­ated to the AIR Archi­tec­ture office. His research deals with urbanism and archi­tec­ture of welcoming cities. He is a fellow at the CIMigration. 

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Michel Agier is an anthro­pol­o­gist at IRD & EHESS. His research deals with the rela­tions between human glob­al­iza­tion, condi­tions and places of exile and forma­tion of new urban contexts. He is the scien­tific director of the POLICY depart­ment at CIMigration.

Lori Hunter is Professor of Soci­ology at the Univer­sity of Colorado Boulder where she is also Director of the CU Popu­la­tion Center in the Insti­tute of Behav­ioral Science. She is an envi­ron­mental demog­ra­pher studying migra­tion-envi­ron­ment connec­tions including related to Mexico‑U.S. migra­tion, as well as in rural South Africa. She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Board on Envi­ron­ment and Society, and served as Editor-in-Chief for the subdiscipline’s flag­ship journal, Popu­la­tion and Envi­ron­ment, for 10 years.

Flore Gubert is a researcher at the Insti­tute of Research for Devel­op­ment (IRD) and Asso­ciate member of Paris school of Economics. She obtained a PhD in Economics from the Univer­sity of Cler­mont-Ferrand. Part of her research focuses on migra­tion in West Africa. She is currently involved in two projects on climate change and migra­tion (HABITABLE) and irreg­ular migra­tion in The Gambia (INFOMIGTRAIN). She is also Vice Pres­i­dent of the Exec­u­tive Board of the Fonda­tion Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH). 

Päivi Lujala (PhD in Economics, Norwe­gian Univer­sity of Science and Tech­nology, 2008) is Professor of Geog­raphy and Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the Univer­sity of Oulu, Finland. Her research focuses on two broad topics : manage­ment of valu­able natural resources in the Global South and adap­tion to climate (change) related natural hazards. Her current research on climate change focuses on climate migra­tion in the Global South and commu­nity resilience in Norway. 

Katrin Millock is Senior Research Fellow in economics of the French National Center for Scien­tific Research (CNRS) and Asso­ciate Professor at Paris School of Economics. She obtained her PhD from the Univer­sity of Cali­fornia, Berkeley, and is a specialist in envi­ron­mental and resource economics. Her research has been devoted to eval­u­ating the effects of air pollu­tion taxes and her current research is centered on climate change and devel­op­ment, in partic­ular climate-induced migration.

Moder­ator :

Lisa Chauvet is Professor of economics at the Univer­sity of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne affil­i­ated with the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne (CES). Her research focuses on devel­op­ment economics and migra­tion. She is co-editor of the Revue d’Economie du Développe­ment and of the Journal of Devel­op­ment Studies, and director of the DYNAMICS depart­ment of the Institut Conver­gence Migrations.

Eric Jennings is Distin­guished Professor in the history of France and the Fran­cophone World at the Univer­sity of Toronto (Canada). He is a specialist in the fields of modern French colo­nial history. His books include Vichy in the Tropics(Stan­ford Univer­sity Press, 2001), Curing the Colo­nizers (Duke Univer­sity Press, 2001), Impe­rial Heights (Univer­sity of Cali­fornia Press, 2011), Free French Africa in World War II (Cambridge Univer­sity Press, 2015), and Escape from Vichy : the Refugee Exodus to the French Caribbean (Harvard Univer­sity Press, 2018).

Céline Flory is a histo­rian chargée de recherche at CNRS, and a member of the Amer­ican Worlds research center, housed at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), and of the Inter­na­tional Center for the Study of Slavery and Post-Slavery (CIRESC). Her research focuses on inden­ture and post-slavery Caribbean, more precisely on the social and cultural trajec­tory of African, Indian and Chinese engagés and their descen­dants. Her book, De l’esclavage à la Liberté Forcée. Histoire des travailleurs africains engagés dans la Caraïbe française du XIXe siècle (Karthala, 2015 has been granted the Fetkann – Maryse Condé 2015 Research Award.

Emmanuel Blan­chard is an asso­ci­ated professor in polit­ical science at the Univer­sity of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and at Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye. He is a specialist of law enforce­ment in France and its colony, in partic­ular in Algeria. He authored La police parisi­enne et les Algériens, 1944 – 1962 (Nouveau Monde, 2011) and Histoire de l’immigration algéri­enne en France (La Décou­verte, 2018) and co-edited with Marieke Bloem­bergen and Aman­dine Lauro Policing Empires. Social Control, Polit­ical Tran­si­tion, Post­colo­nial Lega­cies (Peter Lang, 2017).

Romy Sánchez is a histo­rian chargée de recherche at CNRS, and a member of the Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septen­trion (Lille). She is a former member of the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon and of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Ibériques et Hispaniques (EHEHI) – Casa de Velázquez, in Madrid. Her research focuses on polit­ical circu­la­tions between Cuba, Spain, the US and the wider Caribbean during the long XIXth century, with a special interest in exiles. She edited, with Jeanne Moisand, Delphine Diaz and Juan-Luis Simal, Exils entre les deux mondes : migra­tions et espaces poli­tiques atlan­tiques (Les Perséides, 2015) and Dans l’intimité de l’exil (Revue d’histoire du XIXe siècle, 2020).

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Claire Zalc is a CNRS research director at CNRS and a professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, France). She is prin­cipal inves­ti­gator of the ERC Consol­idator LUBARTWORLD project. She has written on topics as various as immi­gra­tion, the history of perse­cu­tions, Jews, busi­ness and credit. Her publi­ca­tions include Melting Shops : une histoire des commerçants étrangers en France (Perrin, 2010) and Dénat­u­ral­isés. Les retraits de nation­alité sous Vichy (Seuil, 2016).

James Nazroo is a former hospital doctor and a Professor of Soci­ology at the Univer­sity of Manchester, UK. He is Founding and Deputy Director of the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE, ethnicity​.ac​.uk) and co-Director of the Synergi Collab­o­ra­tive Centre (syner​gi​col​lab​o​ra​tive​centre​.co​.uk). His main area of research concerns ethnic inequal­i­ties in health.

Mathieu Ichou is a research fellow at Ined where he is co-head of the Inter­na­tional Migra­tions and Minori­ties Unit and a member of the Economic Demog­raphy Unit. He is also an asso­ciate researcher at the Obser­va­toire Soci­ologique du Change­ment (OSC), Sciences Po, and a fellow of the French Collab­o­ra­tive Insti­tute on Migra­tions. He is co-inves­ti­gator of the TeO2 survey and coor­di­nates the ANR 3GEN project on social mobility across three gener­a­tions in native and immi­grant families.

Priscille Sauve­grain is a midwife at the La Pitié Salpêtrière mater­nity, Paris, and a researcher in Public health in the EPOPé team, Inserm. Her areas of research, based on soci­o­log­ical approaches, are immi­grant women’ peri­natal health in France and the quality of health­care they receive. She also chairs the scien­tific committee of the Collège National des sages-femmes de France and is a member of the Institut Conver­gences Migrations.

Francesca Sirna is a research fellow at the CNRS, at the Centre Norbert Elias (EHESS-AMU-CNRS), Marseille, and she is also a fellow at the Institut Conver­gences Migra­tions. Her main research topics are the migra­tions of health­care profes­sionals, gender rela­tions as well as transna­tional families.

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Maria Melchior is Research Director at the French National Insti­tute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) (ScD in Social Epidemi­ology at Harvard Univer­sity). Her research focuses on social inequal­i­ties in mental health, with a partic­ular emphasis on devel­op­mental trajec­to­ries from child­hood to adult­hood and the inter­gen­er­a­tional trans­mis­sion of psychi­atric disor­ders. Since 2018, she’s head of the Depart­ment of Health at the Conver­gences Insti­tute on Migra­tions in Paris.

Mirna Safi is Asso­ciate Professor at Sciences Po and Head of Obser­va­toire Soci­ologique du Change­ment (OSC). She is inter­ested in immi­gra­tion, ethnic and racial inequality, discrim­i­na­tion and segre­ga­tion. Her current research focuses on impact of immi­gra­tion on ethno­ra­cial strat­i­fi­ca­tion in the French society, anti-discrim­i­na­tion poli­cies at the work­place, ethnic minority, resi­den­tial mobility and loca­tional choice. She recently published Migra­tion and Inequality (Polity Press, 2020).

Sarah Mazouz is a soci­ol­o­gist, researcher at CNRS (Ceraps). She is inter­ested in antidis­crim­i­na­tion, citi­zen­ship and nation­hood poli­cies, racial­iza­tion and inter­sec­tion­ality. Her current research focuses on the formal­iza­tion of the race ques­tion in France and other Euro­pean coun­tries, as well as on white­ness. She recently published Race (Anamosa, 2020).

Tomás Jiménez is Professor of Soci­ology and Compar­a­tive Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stan­ford Univer­sity. He is also Director of the Under­grad­uate Program on Urban Studies. His research and writing focus on immi­gra­tion, assim­i­la­tion, social mobility, and ethnic and racial iden­tity. His latest book is The Other Side of Assim­i­la­tion : How Immi­grants are Changing Amer­ican Life (Univer­sity of Cali­fornia Press, 2017).

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Patrick Simon is Director of research at INED and is fellow researcher at the Obser­va­toire Soci­ologique du Change­ment (OSC) at Sciences Po. He is studying antidis­crim­i­na­tion poli­cies, ethnic clas­si­fi­ca­tion and the inte­gra­tion of ethnic minori­ties in Euro­pean coun­tries. He is chairing the depart­ment INTEGER of the Collab­o­ra­tive Insti­tute on Migra­tion, and is a member of the Advi­sory board of the NCCR program “On the Move” in Switzer­land and of the Wissenshaft­szen­trum Berlin für Sozialforschung.