I am a sociology professor at the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, and a researcher at the Institut des Sciences sociales du Politique (ISP). 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, 3rd revised edition in 2022) and Changing one’s first name (2016), but you can find here a resume and several articles in English :