I am a sociology professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology 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). In 2016-2017, I was a 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, 2nd revised edition in 2018), 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 :