Madeleine Akrich

Sociologist, Research director | | Madeleine Akrich has devoted most of her work to the sociology of technology, and specifically to users. She has been seeking for further understanding of how innovators, designers and promoters of technical devices construct representations of targeted users and how,… More about »

Vincent-Arnaud Chappe

CNRS Researcher | | Vincent-Arnaud Chappe is a sociologist and CNRS researcher. In 2013 he received his PhD in Social Sciences from ENS Cachan, where his doctoral research dealt with the legal recourse instituted by the victims of discrimination at work. His particular focus… More about »

Jérôme Denis

Professor | | Jérôme Denis’ research focuses on two main objects: data labor and maintenance practices. Based on surveys conducted within companies in different sectors and public administrations, he seeks to understand what is at stake in data manufacturing operations and their relative invisibilization. In… More about »

Liliana Doganova

Researcher, Associate professor | | Liliana Doganova’s research lies at the intersection of economic sociology and STS (Science and Technology Studies), and explores market construction processes and valuation devices.   Her work can be divided into three main themes: the valorization of public research; markets,… More about »

Antoine Hennion

Sociologist - Research director | | Antoine Hennion entered the CSI in 1974 as a student trainee, after a master done on the record industry at the École des Mines. Having a PhD in sociology at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (1991), and… More about »

Brice Laurent

Engineer, Sociologist | | Brice Laurent’s work focuses on the relationships between the making of science and the construction of democratic order. Using an approach based on Science and Technology Studies, his work analyzes the devices that connect research programs, the making of technical… More about »

Alexandre Mallard

Sociologist, Senior researcher - Director of the CSI | | Alexandre Mallard a réalisé ses premières recherches en sociologie des sciences et des techniques. Après sa thèse portant sur la coordination de l’action par les instruments, il a passé une année post-doctorale à l’institut Max Planck d’Histoire des Sciences de… More about »

Morgan Meyer

Researcher | | Morgan Meyer s’intéresse à la production de connaissances et de techniques en dehors, ou aux frontières, des institutions scientifiques. Ses recherches se concentrent sur trois thématiques : 1) participation et co−production de connaissances (histoire naturelle, biologie do-it-yourself, agriculture open source),… More about »

Fabian Muniesa

Sociologist - Senior Researcher | | Fabian Muniesa is a senior researcher (professor) at Mines ParisTech (the Ecole des Mines de Paris). Originally trained as a sociologist, he has developped expertise in fields such as science and technology studies, economic sociology, economic anthropology and organization studies.… More about »

David Pontille

Sociologist, CNRS researcher | | David Pontille’s research works are at the crossroad of science and technology studies, workplace studies and anthropology of writing. His first research about scientific authorship aimed at a twofold objective: to specify the formal and informal criteria for name ordering of scientific articles,… More about »

Vololona Rabeharisoa

Sociologist - Professor | | Vololona Rabeharisoa is interested in the increasing involvement of civil society organizations in scientific and technical activities. She studies the transformative effects of this involvement on the modes of production and dissemination of knowledge, and on the forms of collective… More about »

Didier Torny

Senior Researcher, CNRS | | Didier Torny’s research works are at the crossroads of the sociology of mobilization, the sociology of law, public policies studies and science and technology studies. On risk and health issues,  his publications has underlined the role of alarm raisers in… More about »

Honorary members

Michel Callon

Engineer, Sociologist - Honorary member | | Michel Callon, Professor of sociology at the Ecole des Mines de Paris, Director of the Centre for the Sociology of Innovation from 1982 to 1994, and Chairman of the 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science) from 1998-1999, is one… More about »

Bruno Latour

Sociologist - Honorary member | | Bruno Latour, born in 1947 in Beaune, Burgundy, was trained as a philosopher before studying anthropology in Côte d’Ivoire. His first book, Laboratory Life (1979), translated into six languages, applies ethnographic methods to describe the daily functioning of a Californian… More about »

Engineers and administrative staff

PhD candidates

Nassima Abdelghafour

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title: Experimental setups in poverty alleviation policies Supervisor: Vololona Rabeharisoa This research focuses on poverty reduction interventions with experimental features, in developing countries. These interventions tend to be driven by NGOs and global organizations rather than national governments, to… More about »

Marie Alauzen

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title: Modernizing the State. An inquiry on the administrative and IT recompositions of the State in France Supervisor: Fabian Muniesa Marie Alauzen is a doctoral candidate in STS. Her work focuses on the relationships between the making of the… More about »

Emiliano Battistini

PhD Candidate | | Title of the doctoral thesis:  Listening to the taste and taste of the listening. Syncretism and intersemiotic translation between music and wine Under the supervision of Gianfranco Marrone Tutor at the CSI: Antoine Hennion Emiliano Battistini is visiting the CSI… More about »

Mathieu Baudrin

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title: Historicizing industrial reflexivity: aerosols and the ozone layer (1974-2014) Supervisor: David Pontille In half a century, the spray can, a military technology considered as both dangerous and luxurious, has become an object of mass consumption. Its use is… More about »

Alexandre Camus

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title: The sound of matter. How an engineering school invests the future of an audiovisual archive Supervisors: David Pontille & Dominique Vinck (Université de Lausanne – STS Lab) This issue is at the core of the digitization of cultural… More about »

Jean Danielou

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title: No maps for these territories: The construction of a territory market. Analysis of Engie’s Business to territories strategy Supervisors: Jérôme Denis and Brice Laurent   More about »

Quentin Dufour

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title: Quantifying the national economy. The making of the GDP Supervisors: Dominique Méda (IRISSO – Université Paris-Dauphine) and Alexandre Mallard (CSI – Mines Paristech) The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) constitutes a basic knowledge of the national economy. Used as… More about »

Evan Fisher

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title : La répartition des ressources biomédicales à Médecins Sans Frontières. Instaurer des situations d’aide en régime humanitaire Supervisor: Antoine Hennion   More about »

Clément Gasull

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title: The social and technical setups of blockchains: innovation, valuation and controversies Supervisor: Fabian Muniesa The ambition of this thesis is to propose a sociological analysis of the in-the-making innovative process in which are engaging financial institutions, high-tech companies… More about »

Julien Merlin

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title: The mining of the New Caledonian nickel, knowledges, governance and citizenship Supervisor: Madeleine Akrich In the last fifteen years, the New Caledonian mining situation has been transformed in response to the signature of the Nouméa Accords and to… More about »

Emilie Perault

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title: Les expérimentations citoyennes dans l’habitat partagé. Vers un renouveau des modes d’habiter ? Supervisor: Alexandre Mallard A l’heure des écoquartiers et de la « ville durable », on voit également fleurir en France des initiatives d’habitat partagé portés par des particuliers… More about »

Jean-Baptiste Pons

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title: Aux frontières de l’offshore : la genèse des Euromarchés (1958-1979) Supervisor: Alexandre Mallard Depuis les attentats du 11 septembre 2001 et la crise financière de 2008 qui a ébranlé l’économie mondiale, les problématiques liées à l’opacité financière et… More about »

Mathieu Rajaoba

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title: Recherche et innovations en agriculture de précision. Enquête de sociologie numérique Supervisor: Madeleine Akrich Digital technologies are emerging in agriculture through research and innovation projects. These technologies are associated with the requirements of precision agriculture. This research aims to… More about »

Loïc Riom

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title: The making musical quality.
Valuation, prescription and expertise in the worlds of music Supervisor: Antoine Hennion In the last decade, music worlds have undergone great changes in terms of technology, economy and practices. This research aims to describe how… More about »

Sophie Tabouret

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title: Une viticulture sans pesticide ? Analyse des trajectoires et des controverses autour des innovations génétiques en Vigne Supervisors: Antoine Hennion and François Hochereau (INRA – SADAPT) La thèse est réalisée dans le cadre du projet DAS-REVI, financé par… More about »

Félix Talvard

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title: Eco-city and smart-city experiments in mobility, energy and infrastructure Supervisor: David Pontille The world will count 2,5 billion more urbanites in 2050. We are told that if the future of our cities lies in more growth (economic and… More about »

Thomas Vangeebergen

PhD Candidate (joint supervision) | | Thesis title: Categories of taste. An anthropology of the senses in an industrial and scientific context. Supervisors: Antoine Hennion and Yves Winkin (Université de Liège/CNAM) The project of this research is to gain understanding in the way the food-processing industry… More about »

Alexandre Violle

PhD Candidate | | Thesis title: Étude d’un instrument européen de régulation des banques européennes : le cas de l’Union Bancaire. Supervisor: Fabian Muniesa Les 28 et 29 juin 2012, dans une période de crise économique historique, les responsables de la Banque Centrale Européenne… More about »


Marion Charpenel

Post Doc | | Marion Charpenel est maîtresse-assistante associée, docteure en science politique, CSI-i3, École des Mines Spécialiste des mouvements féministes en France, Marion Charpenel a réalisé une thèse de science politique intitulée « Le privé est politique ! Sociologie des mémoires féministes en France »… More about »

Associated researchers

Alexandre Delanoë

Associated researchers | | Trois des dernières publications [1] A. Delanoë and S. Galam. Modeling controversies in the press: the case of the abnormal bees’ death. ArXiv e-prints, sep 2012. []. [2] A. Delanoë and L. Draetta. La controverse comme facteur d’émergence d’un champ de recherche technique et… More about »

Pierre-André Juven

Associated researcher | | Pierre-André Juven olds a PhD in socioeconomics of innovation form the École des Mines de Paris. He conducted his thesis research at the CSI under the supervision of Vololona Rabeharisoa, and had his viva on October 7, 2014. Over the… More about »

Cécile Méadel

Associated researcher | | Cécile Méadel has devoted most of her work to the uses of communication technologies. Originally trained as an historian, she has focused on the genealogy of the media (radio, HDTV, computing) and especially the way in which designers, retailers and… More about »

Kevin Mellet

Associated researcher | | Kevin Mellet is an economic sociologist, researcher at the Social Sciences Department of Orange Labs (Sense).   His research is based primarily on economic sociology and science and technology studies and focuses on digital markets, from the standpoint of market… More about »

Francesca Musiani

Associated researcher | | Francesca Musiani is a researcher at the Institute for Communication Sciences, French National Centre for Scientific Research (ISCC-CNRS) and an associate researcher at the Centre for the Sociology of Innovation of MINES ParisTech-PSL. She is currently a member of the… More about »

Anne-Sophie Trébuchet-Breitwiller

Associated researcher | | Anne-Sophie Trebuchet-Breitwiller is a professor at the Institut Français de la Mode. Her PhD thesis, defended in 2011, examined the constitution of the quality of luxury products. Drawing on the examples of perfumes (alternative perfumery as mainstream perfumery) and fine… More about »

Invited researchers

Invited researchers archives

2018 PAULOS Julio (September-February), PhD Candidate, ETH Centre on Society, Architecture and the Built Environment (ETH CASE), Zurich, Switzerland LOMBI Linda (Januray-February) Lecturer, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italy LINKE Vera (Januray), PhD Candidate, University of Bielefeld, Germany 2017 ARTHUR… More about »

Emiliano Battistini

PhD Candidate | | Title of the doctoral thesis:  Listening to the taste and taste of the listening. Syncretism and intersemiotic translation between music and wine Under the supervision of Gianfranco Marrone Tutor at the CSI: Antoine Hennion Emiliano Battistini is visiting the CSI… More about »