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Presentation of the CRESPPA

Director: Christine Cadot
Deputy directors: Delphine Naudier (CSU), Jane Freedman (GTM), Thomas Brisson (LabTop)

Created on January 1, 2009, the CRESPPA (Center for Sociological and Political Research in Paris) is the research unit UMR 7217 of the CNRS, of University Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis and of University Paris Nanterre. It groups together the CSU (“Urban Societies and Cultures”), the GTM (“Gender, Labor, and Mobility”) and the LabTop (“Political Theories Laboratory”).

Since January 1, 2014, a third team has integrated the Cresppa research group (Center for Sociological and Political Research in Paris): indeed, the original teams – CSU (Urban Societies and Cultures) and GTM (Gender, Labor, and Mobility) – have been joined by the LabTop (Political Theories Laboratory). The LabTop team, which currently consists of 20 tenured researchers (8 University Lecturers – 12 Associate Professors), brings renewed balance and solidity to our research unit (UMR).

In this way, the Cresppa has markedly reinforced:
-  its involvement in the fields of sociology and political science, as well as its interdisciplinary potential, with a recognized political philosophy department
-  its capacity to develop new themes: research on culture and health
-  its presence and visibility within national and international research programs
-  its capacity to supervise PhD students
-  its capacity to submit proposals to affiliated universities (Paris 8 and Paris Nanterre)

In addition to promoting a collegial internal model that includes every category of staff as well as colleagues receiving individual training, the three teams share a common and strong interest in the study of different social forms of domination and mobilization, and in the divisions and categorizations linked to social relations.

A comparative perspective is clearly present in each of our research programs. Comparisons at an international level, insofar as they encourage relativization, help establish the explicative models based on field research with greater precision. Indeed, our unit has decidedly opted for an empirical approach. This has led, among other things, to paying careful attention to research training based on research itself and to the participation of PhD students in all team activities. Finally, we show great interest in epistemological issues in most of our approaches.


Area of Research

Partenariats scientifiques

Coopérations nationales et internationales
Principales opérations de recherche

PhD Education

Écoles doctorales
Les directrices et directeurs de thèses

Administration et appui à la recherche

Conseil de laboratoire 2020-2024

Actualités des instances de l’UMR

16 March 2020:
Motion de l’AG du Cresppa du 12 mars 2020: L’AG du CRESPPA, réunie le 12 mars 2020, (...)

16 March 2020:
Refus de la répression et des violences policières: L’AG du CRESPPA, réunie le 12 mars 2020, (...)

29 January 2020:

29 January 2020:
Motion de l’assemblée générale du Cresppa du 23 janvier 2020: L’AG du CRESPPA, réunie le 23 janvier 2020, (...)

28 January 2020:
Motion des non-titulaires du CRESPPA – 23 janvier 2020: Nous, précaires et non-titulaires du CRESPPA, (...)

10 January 2020:
Le CRESPPA déclare le laboratoire mobilisé contre la réforme des retraites et le projet de Loi de Programmation Pluriannuelle de la Recherche (LPPR) : Si elle était appliqué en l’état, la loi sur la (...)