Date of birth: 17.12.1967 in Viry-Châtillon (France).

Nationality: French



2009 : Studieskolen, Copenhagen: Studieprøve. (Proficiency in Danish)

2008 : Studieskolen, Copenhagen: Prøve i dansk 3 (Proficiency in Danish).

2000: University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne: PhD thesis: Identité et loyauté. Étude des processus de recomposition identitaire des agents ministériels du Brandebourg et de la Saxe depuis l’Unification allemande.

1993: University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne: DEA (5th year degree) in Political sociology. Master thesis: La construction de l’État ouest-allemand en 1948-1949: entre importation et tradition.

1992: University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne: Master (4th year degree) in Political Science.

1991:   University Paris IV Sorbonne: Master (4th year degree) Applied Foreign Languages (English, German).

University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne: Bachelor (3d year degree) in Law.

1987-1989: Universität des Saarlandes - Centre d’Études Juridiques Françaises: law programme.

1985: Baccalauréat in Literature, philosophy and languages (English, German, Italian).



2011: Travel grant from the Carlsberg Foundation for a research stay in Berlin (Sept. 2012-Aug. 2013).

2009: French prize winner of the French-German Parliamentary Prize.

2002 – 2003: Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence) (post-doc).

2001: PhD thesis nominated for the Maurice Picard Award of the Chancery of the Universities of Paris.

1997 : University of LeipzigZentrum für Höhere Studien (various short term doctoral grants).


Research area: European Union; western Political systems, international organizations.

Objet of research: political institutions, states, empires, civil service, staffing policies, democratic transition in East Germany, identity, loyalty.

Approaches and theories: comparative politics; historical institutionalism; representative bureaucracy; administrative public policies; sociology; cognitive approaches.

Methods: qualitative methods (in-depth interviews; archive).


3a. institutional integration:

September 2012 - August 2013: visiting scholar at the Centre Marc Bloch (Berlin) - funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.

Since Sept. 2007: associate professor at the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen.

March 2007 August 2007: external lecturer at the Dept. for History and Political Science of the University Paris Lodron, Salzburg.

February 2007:  visiting scholar at the Copenhagen Business School.

17-21 April 2006: visiting scholar at the Copenhagen Business School (ERASMUS-Teaching Staff Mobility).

February 2005: visiting scholar at the European University Institute (Florence).

2004 – 2007: assistant professor at the Dept. for History and Political Science of the University Paris Lodron, Salzburg.

2004 – 2004: Research associate at the CERSA, University Paris II.

2002 – 2003: Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute ( Florence).

2000 – 2002: Research associate at the CACSP, University Paris I.

2000 – 2002: Attachée Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche (contractual assistant professor) at the University Paris I / Research associate at the CRPS, University Paris I.

1997 – 2000: Member of the doctoral programme ”Ambivalenzen der Okzidentalisierung” of the Zentrum für Höhere Studien, University of Leipzig.

1995 – 2000: PhD candidate at the Centre Marc Bloch (CNRS research unit URA 1795) – Berlin.

1993 - 1994: Student assistant (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at the Department of Public Law of the University of Regensburg.


3b. Organization and coordination:

2014: convenor of the panel "Resurrecting the Idea of Empire in EU Studies", 2014 annual conference of the Council for European Studies, 14-16 March, Washington DC.

2014: oganisation with Raffaella Del Sarto (EUi, Florence), of the international conference "Imperial Soft Power and Governance beyond borders: The EU's relations with North Africa and the Middle East." 23 and 24 January 2014, Copenhagen Business School.

2012: organisation of the international graduate conference "United we stand? The EU's current challenges and the way forward." 21-22 juin 2012, Copenhagen Business School.

2009: convenor of the panel "Administrative change in the European Commission", 21th world congress of the IPSA, Santiago (Chili) (forthcoming).

2008: coordination of the tutorials of the course "Political Science and Political Theory" (Copenhagen Business School).

2008: convenor of the two panels "Staffing and Reforming the EU's administration" at the 2008 annual conference of the UACES, Edinburgh, 1-3 September 2008.

2007: in collaboration with the French Embassy in Danemark, scientific organization of the seminars “Débat d'idées franco-danois à la Copenhagen Business School”.

2007: convenor of the panel "Exploring the imperialization of the EU" at the 2007 annual conference of the UACES, Portsmouth, 2-5 September 2007.

2005 – 2006: Organization of a research seminar (doctoral and post-doc) on the European Union. (University Paris Lodron, Salzburg).

2003: interdisciplinary workshop: “Between socialization and decision making: the question of administrative culture in the EU”, European University Institute, Florence, 11 / 12 April 2003. Organised with Vassiliki Triga (IUE-Florence). http://www.iue.it/SPS/EventsConferences.html.

2001 – 2002 (Fall semester): Coordination of the 1st year methods tutorials in Law/Political Science at the University Paris 1 (1300 students, 17 lecturers) and elaboration of the pedagogical programme of these tutorials.

1999: Organization of the workshop “État de droit et État de non-droit.”, Centre Marc Bloch, working group “GDR, ex-GDR, FRG?”, Berlin, 25 November 1999.

1997: Organization of the workshop “Verwaltungstransformation und Verwaltungskultur in den neuen Bundesländer”, Centre Marc Bloch, working group ”GDR, ex-GDR, FRG?”, 11 November 1997.


3c. Participation to research groups

2004-2005: member of the research group “European Union Studies”, University Paris Lodron in Salzburg.

2003 – 2004: member of the working group “Figures of Authority”, chaired by Peter Becker – European University Institute (Florence). (See publicatons - 2008)

2000 – 2002: participation to the working group “L’administration dans les transitions vers la démocratie”, chaired by Françoise Dreyfus - CACSP/University Paris I. (See publications - 2004)

October 1995 – March 2000: Member of the research group “GDR, Ex-GDR, FRG?” – Centre Marc Bloch (URA 1795 – Berlin).


4a. Electoral terms:

2008-2012: member of the IBP study board (Copenhagen Business School).

2006-2012: member of the board of the Research Committee “European Unification”(RC3) of the IPSA/AISP.

2006: member of the board of the Young Research Network – Canada.

2002 –  2003: representative of the “Jean Monnet Fellows” European University Institute, Florence.

2001 – 2002: member of the board of the Association Nationale des Candidats aux Métiers de la Science Politique (ANCMSP).

4b. Other:

Reviewing for the International Political Science Review (IPSR), European Integration Online Paper (EIoP), Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS), International Studies Review (ISR), Journal of Contemporary European Research (JCER), Journal of Political Power, Hermes – Journal of Language and Communication Studies, POLITICS Journal, Culture & Conflit, Leviathan - Berliner Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaft.

Summer 2006: member of the jury of the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft (ÖGPW) awarding the “ÖGPW Nachwuchspreis 2006”.

2004 – 2006: founding member and member of the editorial board of the working paper series European Union Studies of the Dept. for History and Political Science of the University of Salzbourg.

March – October 2004: Correspondante in Austria for Mouvements.

April 2001 – April 2002: Member of the editorial board of Système D (doctoral journal of the Dept. of Political Science of the University Paris I).



Since 2005: member of the UACES.

Since 2003: member of the IPSA/AISP.

Since 1999: member of the AFSP.



French (mother tongue), German and English (fluent) ; Italian (very good) ; Danish (level: PD3).