Early Career Researcher Event @TheSocReview: A Master-Class with Professor Éric Fassin

The Sociological Review Foundation invites applicants to take part in a masterclass with Éric Fassin, who will delivering our Annual Public Lecture on the same day at SOAS at 6pm.

The master-class will explore:

  • How are sex, gender and sexuality racialised in contemporary Europe and the world?
  • In what ways are nation-states implicated in sexual politics and identities?

If your research involves thinking through the intersections of race, nation, migration, sexualities and gender, this masterclass offers a wonderful opportunity to work through critical issues in your work with Éric Fassin.


  • All participants will read Éric’s work (circulated in advance).
  • Each participant will prepare a 3 minute presentation about their research – highlighting a particular issue they are struggling for Éric and the group to discuss.
  • The masterclass will be 2 hours long. It will begin with some introductory remarks from Éric and then proceed with the presentations and group discussion. 


This event is FREE but places are limited to 10 people. To apply for a place, please fill in this online application form] by 5pm on 1st March 2016.

Applicants will be notified by 1st April 2016.

Please note: ECR means PhD students or postdocs (within 3 years of award of doctorate)

Any questions may be directed to Brigit McWade: b.mcwade@lancaster.ac.uk

About Professor Éric Fassin

After teaching in the United States from 1987 to 1994 (at Brandeis University and New York University), and at the École normale supérieure in Paris from 1994 to 2012, Éric Fassin is now a professor of sociology in the Political Science Department and co-chair of the Gender Studies Department at Paris 8 University. He is a founding member of the new Laboratoire d’études de genre et de sexualité – Research Center on Gender and Sexuality Studies (LEGS, CNRS / Paris 8 / Paris 10). His work focuses on contemporary sexual and racial politics, including immigration issues, in France, in Europe, and in the United States – often in a comparative perspective. He is frequently involved in the French public debates on issues his work addresses – from same-sex marriage and gender parity to the politics and policies of immigration and race, but also on the evolution of the left. In English, he has regularly published in French Politics, Culture & Society, French Historical Studies, Public Culture, differences, Contemporary French Civilization.