REPI

7 nouveaux chercheurs rejoignent REPI


REPI a le plaisir d'accueillir plusieurs nouveaux membres : Monique BEERLI (Post-doc SNF) ; Joe BURTON (Post-doc MSCA-IF) ; Morgane GHYS (Doctorante & Assistante) ; Sidonie PROUST (Doctorante Mini Arc) ; Alessandra RUSSO (Post-doc FNRS) ; Sahar SAEIDNIA (Post-doctorante COFUND Marie Curie/ULB) et Julia VAN DESSEL (Aspirante F.R.S.-FNRS).

Monique BEERLI, Post-doc Fonds National Suisse (SNF)

Monique J. Beerli is currently a Swiss National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow working on a new project entitled "Fighting for Humanity: The Globalization of Humanitarianism and Elite Strategies in the Global South (1960-Present). Before joining REPI, she was a visiting fellow at UC Berkeley, the New School for Social Research, and the Graduate Institute Geneva. She holds a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from Sciences Po Paris and the University of Geneva. Adopting a sociological approach to the study of the international, her research is primarily concerned with the study of international organizations, expertise, transnational professional groups, and humanitarianism. Her work has appeared in International Political Sociology, International Peacekeeping, and Global Governance.

Areas if interest: International Relations Theories; International Political Sociology; International Bureaucracies; Transnational Governance, Experts & Professionals; Humanitarianism; Security

Joe BURTON, Post-doc MSCA-IF

Joe is a Marie Curie fellow (MSCA-IF) at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) completing a two-year European Commission-funded project on Strategic Cultures of Cyber Warfare (CYBERCULT). He holds a Doctorate in International Relations and a Master of International Studies degree from the University of Otago and an undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is recipient of the US Department of State SUSI Fellowship, the Taiwan Fellowship, and has been visiting researcher at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), Tallinn, Estonia. He is the author of NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World (SUNY Press, 2018) and his work has been published in Asian Security, Defence Studies, Political Science and with a variety of other leading academic publishers.

His research is focused on regional responses to transnational security challenges, most notably cyber security (especially political, human and cognitive factors), and with a focus on the Euro Atlantic and Asia Pacific regions. His doctoral research analysed NATO’s durability in the post-Cold War era and how the alliance was able to adapt to a globalising security environment. He has strong interdisciplinary research experience, including working with psychologists, behavioural scientists, statisticians, and computer scientists on security issues, including cyber security, artificial Intelligence, maritime security, non-proliferation, regional collective security, information warfare and hybrid threats. He offers a variety of courses in Cyber Security, Strategic Studies and Security Studies and has extensive experience of professional and executive education in the military, defence and government sectors (e.g. NATO CCDCOE - Executive Cyber Seminar, New Zealand Defence Force Command and Staff College – NZDF CSC, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam - DAV).

Morgane GHYS, PhD Student – Teaching assistant

Morgane completed her Bachelor degree at the ULB, but spent a semester studying at Uppsala University in Sweden. She holds a Master’s degree in political science (international relations) with a focus on peace and conflict studies. Her growing interest in the understanding of why states define other states as enemies led her to write her Masters’ thesis on the French and American perception of Libya in the period 1970-2011.

Areas of interest: Perception of China in the US –– security studies – discourse analysis

Sidonie PROUST, Doctorante Mini Arc

Diplômée de l’Université libre de Bruxelles d’un Master en criminologie (2016) et d’un Master en Relations internationales (2018), Sidonie entreprend actuellement une thèse sur les mobilisations dans l’aide aux personnes migrantes à la frontière franco-italienne.

Domaines de recherche : Mouvements sociaux, migrations

Sahar SAEIDNIA, Post-doctorante COFUND Marie Curie – ULB

Sahar Aurore Saeidnia étudie ce que signifie "faire le bien", comment sont gouvernés les quartiers ou encore comment s'organise la participation à la vie de la cité dans nos sociétés contemporaines. Sociologue du politique et spécialiste de l’Iran contemporain, ses recherches portent plus particulièrement sur les rapports ordinaires au politique et la question sociale en Iran au XXe.

Son projet postdoctoral porte ainsi sur l'espace contemporain de l'aide sociale en Iran. Dans un contexte marqué par la « crise du nucléaire », des conflits régionaux, mais aussi la multiplication des mobilisations politiques et sociales, son projet offre une analyse compréhensive du fonctionnement au quotidien de l'Etat et de la société iranienne contemporains à partir de l'étude du champ de l'aide sociale. A rebours de analyses typologisantes des régimes, et en contraste avec la rareté des recherches de terrain sur l'Iran, ce projet s'appuie sur une enquête empirique articulant sociohistoire et ethnographie donnant à voir les logiques de domination politique ainsi que les marges de manœuvre d'une pluralité d'acteurs sociaux intervenant dans la définition et la prise en charge du welfare. Il s'agit ainsi d’interroger ce que les pratiques, discours, ou encore dispositifs autour de l'aide sociale font à la (re)production des relations de pouvoir entre groupes sociaux mais aussi en leur sein.

Julia VAN DESSEL, Aspirante F.R.S.-FNRS

Julia a une double formation en Science politique et en Philosophie suivie en parallèle à l'ULB (Master en Etudes européennes et Master en Ethique). Sa thèse de sociologie politique intitulée « "Le contrôle par l’illégitimation" : modalités et effets sociaux des campagnes de sensibilisation sur la migration irrégulière financées par l'Union européenne en Afrique de l’Ouest » est réalisée sous la direction d'Andrea Rea (GERME) et Julien Jeandesboz (REPI).