CSI in a few words

The Center for the Sociology of Innovation (CSI) is a research center of Mines ParisTech and CNRS (UMR 9217). The CSI is well known for developing Actor-Network Theory (ANT) which renewed Science and Technology studies. Today its research focuses on the development and the role of science and technology in society.




June 2017

Vololona Rabeharisoa, Visiting Professor at the Department of Science & Technology Studies, University of Vienna, Austria

Vololona Rabeharisoa will teach a doctoral seminar. She will present a paper at the Vienna STS Talks Summer Term, “Evidence-based activism”: patient organizations’ politics of knowledge and its transformative effects (see program).


June 2017

Benjamin Derbez, Databases of genetic variants: a knowledge-based economy issue in between research and clinical care

Paper presented at the symposium “Big Data & SHS. Cross-interests and -perspectives on public health” organized by Thomas Lefèvre and Sandrine de Montgolfier, IRIS-EHESS, Paris.

See program here →


June 2017

Option Affaires publiques et innovation

Lundi 26 et Mardi 27 juin 2017 auront lieu les soutenances des élèves de l'option Affaires publiques et innovation.

Programme 2017

29 June - 01 July


Vincent-Arnaud Chappe, Legal Intermediation in Workplace Gender Equality Law: The Role of the Report on the Comparative Situation of Women and Men in French Firms

Paper presented at the SASE conference 2017 “What's Next? Disruptive/Collaborative Economy or Business as Usual?”, Lyon, France

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July 2017

Papers presented at the 7th Congress of the French Sociological Association “Sociology of Power, Power of Sociology”, Amiens

Papers presented by Nassima Abdelghafour (RT12), Marie Alauzen (RT23), Vincent-Arnaud Chappe (RT13), Quentin Dufour (RT23) and Alexandre Violle (RT12). “What is patient empowerment about?” session co-organized by Benjamin Derbez & David Saint-Marc (RT19).

See program here →