A social scientist at France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) since 2007, I have been working on topics ranging from prison to the beach, from the penal system to environmental inequality, from the "rule of law" to what Michel Foucault termed the differential control/management of illegalisms.

I am currently completing a book on environmental crime and harms, to be published by Le Seuil in early 2022. Besides, I am working on a manuscript dealing with discipline and social order, drawing on classical and contemporary sociology.


2007-... Research Fellow, CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research).

2006-2007. Postdoctoral position, CNRS.

2005-2006. Temporary teaching and research assistant, University Paris 1.

2000-2001. Temporary research assistant, Fondation nationale des sciences politiques.


2019. HDR (French accreditation to supervise research), Sociology, Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

2006. Ph.D, Political Science, Sciences Po Paris.

2000. M.A., Political Sociology & Public Policy, Sciences Po Paris.








Codirector (with Alexia Jonckheere), Déviance et Société.

Editorial board member, Cultures & Conflits.


"Green Criminology & Environmental Justice", Master CEI, Sciences Po Lille, 2019-2020.

Research Topics

Green crime & environmental harms

Elites & upper class

Discipline & social order

Prison & punishment

The beach as a social-political space

The "differential control/management of illegalisms"

Visiting Positions & International Experience

2021 (2nd quad.). Visiting scholar, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), International Chair of Criminology, 2021.

2019 (Jan.-Mar.). Visiting scholar, Université Saint-Louis – Brussels, Centre d’études sociologiques (CES).

2017 (Jan.-Jul.). Visiting scholar, UC Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM).

2010 (Sept-Oct.). Visiting scholar, Cornell University, Institute for German Cultural Studies (IGCS).

2002-2009. Member of the French-German European Associated Unit “LEA” (Max Planck Society/CNRS) on law and order, security and crime prevention in Europe.

2001-2002. DAAD Doctoral Fellow, Humboldt University and Marc Bloch Centre (Berlin).