English

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 :