Gisèle Sapiro - Curriculum Vitae#


EDUCATION
  • 1989 B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) in Philosophy and in Poetics & compared literature at Tel-Aviv University.
  • 1990 M.A. (Master of Arts) in Poetics & compared literature at Tel-Aviv University.
  • 1991 DEA in sociology at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS).
  • 1994 PhD in sociology (EHESS). Advisor: Pierre Bourdieu.

EMPLOYMENT
  • 1999: Researcher at the CNRS (1st class). Centre de sociologie européenne.
  • 1995: Researcher at the CNRS (2nd class). Centre de sociologie européenne.
  • 2005: Research Director at the CNRS.
    Affiliation: Centre de sociologie européenne (EHESS-Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne-CNRS).
  • 2011: Professor of Sociology at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (joint position).
  • 2014: Research Director at the CNRS (1st class). Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique

TEACHING
  • 1988-1989: Assistant professor at Tel-Aviv University, Poetics & compared literature
  • 1989-1990: Assistant professor at Tel-Aviv University, department of History
  • 1993-1994: Assistant professor at the University of Evry Val d’Essonne, department of Sociology
  • 1994-1995: ATER à l’Université at the University of Evry Val d’Essonne, department of Sociology
  • 1999-2000: Chargée de conférences at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
  • 2000-2009: Visiting Professor at the Frankreich-Zentrum of Freiburg University (Germany)
  • 2000 (September-October): Visiting Professor at Laval University (Québec), at the CRELIQ
  • 2001 (October): Visiting Professor at the University of Santiago (Spain)
  • 2003 (3-5 February): Ecole doctorale de sciences sociales à Bucarest (EHESS program)
  • 2005-2009: Seminar “Epistémologie de sciences sociales”, EHESS (Master)
  • 2006 (May-June): Visiting Professor at Tel-Aviv University. « Methodological approach in the sociology of literature »
  • 2005-2008 : Seminar « Histoire des sciences de l’homme », EHESS (24h ; coresponsable)
  • 2006-2008 : Chargée de conférences à l’EHESS : « Sociologie des intellectuels »
  • 2005-2010 : Séminaire « Epistémologie des sciences sociales » (Master 2e année), EHESS (24h/year)
  • Fall 2010: Visiting professor, Institute of French Studies-NYU. Cours « Littérature et société »
  • 2011-2015: Seminar « Sociologie du désintéressement », EHESS (24h/year)
  • 2012, 2013: Seminar « Sociologie historique », EHESS (12h/year)
  • 2012-2015: Seminar « Lectures du droit », EHESS (in collaboration) (24h)
  • 2013-2015: Seminar « Sociologie historique des sciences humaines et sociales », EHESS (with J. Heilbron, O. Henry and L. Pinto, 24h/year)
  • 2013 (October): Visiting professor, Bataillon chair, Institut Mora (Mexico)
  • April 2014: Pajus visiting professor Berkeley (French Department)

PHD SUPERVISION
  • 8 PhD dissertations defended since 2005
  • 13 ongoing dissertations at the EHESS

UNIVERSITY SERVICE AND COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Scientific secretary of section 36 (sociology and law) of the National Committee for Scientific Research (2000-4)
  • Member of the Jury of the Institut Universitaire de France Junior (2004-2005).
  • Member of the executive committee of the French Sociological Association (2003-2009)
  • Head of the research network 27 “Sociology of intellectuals”, French Sociological Association (2004-2009)
  • Director of the Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique (2010-2014)
  • Vice-President of the EHESS for International Relations (2015-2017)
  • Member of the Scientific Board of INALCO (2015- )
  • External Member of 7 recruitment committees in different universities since 1999
  • Member of the Exectuive Board of the Institute of World Literature de Harvard (2015-)

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITES
  • Series editor, editorial activities
  • Editor of « Culture & Société » at CNRS Editions since 2008 (13 published volumes)
  • Member of the editorial board of the Dictionnaire des intellectuels français (Seuil, 1996)
  • Editor of the Dictionnaire international Bourdieu (CNRS Editions, forthcoming)
  • Editorial board of Politika. Encyclopédie des sciences sociales du politique (Labex TEPSIS)

Editorial and scientific boards of journals
  • Member of the editorial boards: Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales (2002-2015), Mouvement Social.
  • Member of the scientific boards: Poetics. Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts; Target; Translation Studies; ConTextes; Transeo; Prospectives africaines.
  • Member of the editorial board of La Quinzaine littéraire (since 2011)

Organization of international conferences
  • « Repenser le réalisme-socialiste », CSE, EHESS (Paris), 12 mai 2000 et ULB, 19 mai 2001.
  • « Histoire, littérature, société (2). Représentations : approches et usages », University of Paris VII, 8-9 January 1999.
  • « International Cultural Exchanges: Institutions, Actors and Stakes of Translation », CSE, MSH (Paris), 5 September 2001.
  • « Sciences sociales et réflexivité. Hommage à Pierre Bourdieu », CSE, 22-25 January 2003.
  • « Les littératures nationales depuis 1945 », ZIF, Bielefeld University, 2003.
  • « The contradictions of globalisation in the book market », MSH-IRESCO, Paris, 23-25 March 2005.
  • « Mutations des industries de la culture, de l’information et de la communication », MSH-Paris Nord, 25-27 September 2006 (member of the scientific committee).
  • « Sciences humaines et sociales en société », Université Paris-Descartes, 14-16 May 2007.
  • « Art et mesure », ENS, 3-5 décembre 2008 (member of the scientific committee)
  • « Trente ans après La Distinction » / « Pierre Bourdieu's "Distinction", 30 years on », INHA, 3-6 November 2011 (member of the scientific committee).
  • « Penser l’Etat avec Pierre Bourdieu », Collège de France, 23 January 2012 (organizer).
  • « Après Vichy: l’écriture occupée », Université Paris III, 30-31 May 2012 (member of the scientific committee).
  • « Consécrations artistiques », Université de Poitiers, 6-9.11.2012 (member of the scientific committee)
  • « Art, littérature et sciences sociales », EHESS, Paris, 19-20.6.2015 (co-organizer).

International cooperation agreements
  • Partner, with Paul Aron (ULB) of a Franco-Belgian cooperation agreement (Tournesol) on the topic: « Socialist realism in France » (2000-2001).
  • Partner, with Zohar Shavit (Tel-Aviv-University) of a Franco-Israeli cooperation agreement (Arc-en-ciel) on the topic: « the importation of Hebrew literature in France » (2001-2002).
  • Partner, with Ingrid Holtey (University of Bielefeld) of a Franco-German cooperation agreement (Procope) on the topic: “National literatures since 1945: professionalization, autonomization and internationalisation”.

Funded research projects
  • 2003-2006: In charge with the thematic network on literature in the European network ESSE « Pour un espace des sciences sociales européennes » FP6, European Community.
  • 2004-2007: Grant from the French ministry of Research for a research project on the market of translation in France in the era of globalization.
  • 2009: Grant from the Motif (Observatoire du livre d’Ile-de-France) for a research project on ‘the literary exchanges between Paris and New York in the era of globalization’.
  • 2009: Grant from the French Ministry of Culture for a research project on the obstacles to translations of “great works”
  • 2012:Grant from the French Institute for a research on ‘Translating the social sciences and the Humanities’.
  • 2015: Grant from the Motif (Observatoire du livre d’Ile-de-France) for a research project on ‘The professional recognition of the writer in contemporary France’.
  • 2013-2017: Lead-partner of the Collaborative project INTERCO-SSH (International Cooperation in the SSH). FP7, European Community, 2.5 M €.

HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS
  • 2000: Médaille de Bronze of the CNRS 2000
  • 2003: Missionnaire for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the US (Lecturer at NYU, New School for Social Research, Harvard, Cornell, Duke University, University of Iowa).
  • 2006: Visiting scholar at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).
  • 2007: Missionnaire for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the US. (Research project and lectures at NYU and Columbia).
  • 2009: Fulbright Fellowship January-April (visiting scholar affiliated with the Institute of French Studies, NYU and with the department of sociology at Columbia University).
  • 2010-2014: Prime d’excellence scientifique from the CNRS.
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