Ph.D. 2007. Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)
M.A. 2003. DEA of social sciences, ENS/EHESS.
2002 : Agrégation of social and economic sciences (France).
2001: B.A. Sociology Université Paris 5 Descartes.
2000-2001: Visiting graduate student, Department of sociology, University of California-Berkeley.
1999-2003: Ecole normale supérieure.

Associate member of the Amsterdam Research Center for Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS) and the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES), University of Amsterdam.


  • 2017 SAGE prize for best article in Work, Employment & Society, British Sociological Association.
  • 2011 Le Monde-Sciences Po Prize for best book in Human Resource to Les agences de la précarité.
  • 2008 EHESS best dissertation award.


2003-2006: University of Chicago department of anthropology & center for gender studies; May 2014 : University of Bergen, IMER; Winter & Spring 2015: UCLA department of sociology; June & July 2015: MaxPo Center (Max Planck-Sciences Po); Spring 2016:  Institut d’études européennes (Université Paris 8 St-Denis); June 2018: MSH, Université Libre de Bruxelles.


  • LGBT inequality in the new Gilded Age (EU/USA)
  • Absencing race in the NL: two new takes on the Black Pete controversies (with Yannick Coenders and Timo Koren).
  • (with Manuela Salcedo, Yannick Coenders, Timo Koren and Joël Illidge): Class, migration and sexuality – law and mobility in the lives of binational same-sex couples.
  • (with Fatiha El-Hajjari): When mainstream discourses on active citizenship erase the civic activism of Muslim women in the Netherlands: an ethnographic critique.
  • (with Apostolos Andrikopoulos): Feelings, papers, money and sex: a new take on the moral economy of marriage migration.
  • (with Saskia Bonjour): Class, gender and migration (IM special issue)
  • (with Alex Jaunait): Gender Itself? Critical archeologies of gender as social sex.
  • (with Bruno Cousin and Ashley Mears): Reflexively Rich: New Forms of Conspicuous Consumption Among Global Economic Elites.
  • (with B. Cousin and P. Clegg), Euro-Caribbean Societies in the 21st Century: Offshore Europe and its Discontents (Routledge, 2018).
  • (with Bruno Cousin): The Caribbean, race, class and global elite mobilities.
  • (with Bruno Cousin): Intersectionality at the top: male elite social clubs and the symbolic economy of social capital (Paris, Milan).
  • (with Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas), undocumented migrant incorporation and deservingness frames.
  • (with Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas and Albert Kraler): Employment and Migrant Legality (special issue of International Migration).
  • (with Pierre Barron, Anne Bory, Nicolas Jounin, Lucie Tourette): Undocumented migrant workers, employment, labor unions, and the fight for legal status in France.
  • (with Nicolas Jounin): Comparative implications of temporary staffing for migrant employment precarity in France and the United States; theorizing precarity beyond instability.
  • (with Olga Sezneva): virtualization and the new material prosthetics of commodification.

(2016-2019) Comité éditorial, Petite Encyclopédie Critique, Editions Textuel.

Directeur d’ouvrage pour :

Journal committees

  • (2020-) : Migration Politics

  • (2011-): Nouvelle Revue du Travail
  • (2008): Committee at large, Le Mouvement Social
  • (2008-2011): Associate editor and webmaster for Le Mouvement Social
  •  (2008-): Genre, sexualité et société (comité de lecture)
  •  (2009-2014): Editor of the gender and sexuality book review section of the Revue Française de Science Politique (with L.Bereni, A. Jaunait, and A. Revillard).