2022 Call for applications: doctoral research, doctoral contract

Open project with no thematic restriction

The Centre de sociologie de l’innovation (CSI) at Mines ParisTech, PSL University is launching a call for candidates aiming to recruit a doctoral student for the start of the academic year 2022-2023. The doctoral thesis is carried out within the CSI under the supervision of researchers from this center, and is part of the the STS (Sciences, Technologies, Societies) specialty of the doctoral program in social sciences of the SDOSE doctoral school (ED543, “Decision, Organizations, Society and Exchange Sciences”) from PSL University. The doctoral contract is a full-time employment contract for a period of three years.

The doctoral research is part of the current scientific orientations of the CSI. It is based on an STS approach in dialogue with different disciplines (including sociology, anthropology, political science, management, history, philosophy and economics). The theme of the doctoral research relates to the center’s current thematic orientations

European Objects

The Troubled Dreams of Harmonization

by Brice Laurent

How interventions based on objects—including chemicals, financial products, and consumer goods—offer a path to rethink European integration. […]

Experimenting in pandemic times

The Corona cycleways and the new contours of the cycling city

Jérôme Denis and Nolwenn Garnier

On May 13, 2020, the City of Paris announced the creation within a few weeks of cycleways to support the process of unlock-down after the first wave of the health crisis that had emptied the streets of the capital. In line with initiatives that had flourished all over the world, these lanes were already beginning to spread in a few cities in France, and were at the center of a regional policy designed to promote the modal shift […]

Bruno Latour Laureate of the 2021 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy

Bruno Latour, Professor Emeritus, Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), former Professor and current Honorary member at the Centre for the Sociology of Innovation (CSI) is Laureate of the 2021 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy.

The Kyoto 2021 Prize, announced by the Inamori Foundation, was awarded to Bruno Latour in recognition of his achievement in “Radically Re-examining “Modernity” by Developing a Philosophy that Focuses on Interactions Between Technoscience and Social Structure”.