Sciences Po Paris

The FondaSciences-Po-300x79tion Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po) is a fully-fledged, self-governing research university specialising in the social-economic sciences and the humanities which enrols some 10,000 students per year, 40% of whom are foreign students from more than 130 countries. Sciences Po is the leading research university in the social sciences in France with 60 full-time professors, 190 researchers and 80 foreign professors invited each year as well as 300 academic partnerships with universities around the world. Sciences Po is home to a doctoral school offering 7 graduate programs. Based on a multi-disciplinary approach, it associates and combines skills and know-how from the different social sciences – in particular economy, history, political science and sociology and the humanities. Today, 17 of the research teams of Sciences Po have been involved in FP6 and 20 in FP7.

In TransSOL, research work is conducted by the Centre for Political Research (CEVIPOF).The Centre for Political Research at Sciences Po (CEVIPOF), a Sciences Po-CNRS joint research unit (UMR 7048), is a leading European research centre in social science. CEVIPOF’s purpose is to study political behaviour, forces and institutions as well as new trends and issues shaping political life. Keeping alive its traditional mission of studying elections, parties and political groups established by André Siegfried in the early 20th century and developed later by François Goguel, the CEVIPOF has opened up to new areas of study such as media, ideologies, racism, xenophobia and the politics of cultural identity, social activism, gender, governance and policy analysis, as well as political philosophy and the history of ideas. The Centre brings together almost 30 senior scholars active in research as well as teaching, with various backgrounds in social and human sciences. CEVIPOF has also stood out as the leading institution in France for the treatment and analysis of ESS data, producing a number of valuable works on individuals’ values, attitudes and political choices.

Team members

ManlioManlio_ Cinalli is the principal investigator of the French team. He is Research Professor at CEVIPOF-Sciences Po (CNRS – UMR 7048). He studied Political Science in Florence, received his PhD from the Queen’s University of Belfast and obtained his habilitation from Sciences Po in Paris. His research interests focus on comparative political behaviour, the politics of citizenship, networks, civil societies, social problems and social exclusion. He has delivered scholarly work under a number of large comparative projects such as UNEMPOL (EU FP5), ASYPOL (UK ESRC), DELIBNET (British Academia), LOCALMULTIDEM (EU FP6), YOUNEX (EU FP7) and EURISLAM (EU FP7). He is currently directing the French projects for LIVEWHAT (EU FP7), PATHWAYS (French ANR) and DELMUSNET (Swiss SNSF) as well as the Network for Citizenships Studies (together with Marco Giugni, University of Geneva). Publications include 4 books and edited collections and more than 30 articles and book chapters, published by leading national and international publishers and journals.

For up-to-date info, please visit his staff page.


Carlo De Nuzzo is an assistant researcher in the French team. He holds a Masters in History from Università Degli Studi di Milano in March 2015. He spent seven months at Universite Paris-Sorbonne writing his thesis entitled ‘From Dispatch to the subscription: the French Journalism during the American Civil War’. During the Summer 2015 he joined The Keynes Centre Team to support their Executive Education programme and undertake research on John Maynard Keynes’s Scheme for the Rehabilitation of European Credit and for Financing Relief and Reconstruction. While in Cork he also worked as a research assistant in another project at UCC’s Digital Humanities department with Professor Brendan Dooley. From September to December 2015 he has worked at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, as assistant research for a project of Professor Philip Cooke on History of Science, and as Visiting Lecturer Italian at the oral class in the Italian department. Carlo’s research interest includes: History of Journalism, Economic and Social History, History of Citizenship and National Identity, Cultural History, French History, Anglo-American History.

Cecilia Santilli is a research assistant in the French team. She is a PhD student in social anthropology at the Aix-Marseille University and at the University « La Sapienza » in Rome. In her doctoral research « Access to health care and migration policies in Europe. The journey of Sub-Saharan migrants, asylum seekers suffering from AIDS and hepatitis B. A comparative analysis between France and Italy» she examines immigration and health public policies adopted in France and Italy for irregular migrants. Her main research interests include social policies, migration and solidarity actions in a comparative perspective. She is currently working as a research assistant of the French team on the LIVEWHAT project and collaborating on the TransSOL project.