I am a tenured associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Paris at Saint-Denis (Université Paris 8) and a researcher at the CRESPPA a joint research institute (CNRS and Paris 8). I am currently visiting researcher at the Institut national d’études démographiques (INED), to study the first names of immigrants’ children in France and the proxy votes in national French elections (votes par procuration). Most of my work is in French, including my books, A French History of Sex-Shops (2007), Contemporary Sociological Theories (textbook, with Céline Béraud, 2008), A Sociology of First Names (1st ed. 2011, 2nd revised ed. 2014) and Changing one’s first name (2016), but you can find here a resume and several articles in English :
- with Virginie Supervie and Romulus Breban “The diffusion dynamics of choice: From durable goods markets to fashion first names“, Complexity, DOI: 10.1002/cplx.21748
- You can vote twice! The many political appeals of proxy votes in France, with Arthur Charpentier and Joël Gombin.
- At the Top of the Bill: a Structural Analysis of Claims to Charisma, Revue française de sociologie (English), 2013, 54(3), 503-530 [translation of this article]
- “Changing One’s First Name in France: A Fountain of Youth ?”, Names, 2014, 62(3), 137-146
- Antoine Mazieres, Mathieu Trachman, Jean-Philippe Cointet, Baptiste Coulmont and Christophe Prieur, “Deep Tags: Toward a Quantitative Analysis of Online Pornography“, Porn Studies, 2014, 1(1-2), 80-95.
- Consuming sex: socio-legal shifts in the space and place of sex-shops (with Phil Hubbard), Journal of Law and Society, 2010, 37(1), 189 – 209 [Special Issue: Regulating Sex/Work: From Crime Control to Neo-liberalism?]
- Do the Rite Thing: Religious Civil Unions in Vermont, Social Compass, 52(2), 2005, 225-239
- The Geography of Civil Unions in Vermont, Journal of Lesbian Studies, 2005, 9(1/2), 185-195