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June 16th, 2011

Area of Expertise: Civil Society, Law and Human Rights, Migration and Integration
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe
Languages: English, French
Field of Work: Academia, Think tank/Research center
City: Paris
Country: France
Continent: Europe


Virginie2 Virginie GuiraudonDr. Virginie Guiraudon is Research Professor at the National Center for Scientific Research based at the Center for European Studies of Sciences-Po Paris.

Her main areas of research are immigration and migrant incorporation in comparative perspective, but also with a focus on international human rights, transnational contention, and European integration. Her current research focuses on the Europeanization of migration, asylum and anti-discrimination policies and its effects.

She graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris before going on to complete a PhD in Government at Harvard University (1997). She was a visiting fellow at the Center for International Studies at Princeton University before returning to France when she was hired as a permanent research fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). From 2005 to 2007 she held the Marie Curie Chair in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence and, in 2008, she was a visiting professor at the UCLA Sociology Department, in 2009 at the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies in Madrid. In 2010 she was visiting faculty at UNISA in Pretoria and at Doshisha university in Kyoto. As recipient of the Descartes-Huygens prize she spent time at the University of Nijmegen (Netherlands). She has been awarded the CNRS bronze medal and the European Union Studies Association best paper prize.

She has served as a consultant for several international and national organizations such as the European Commission, the Italian Ministry of Social Affairs, the French Human Rights Commission and many NGOs and think tanks.

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