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Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France (EHESS)

The "École des hautes études en sciences sociales" (EHESS), is a graduate school for social sciences and part of the privileged "grand établissements". The EHESS works under tutelage of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Research.


The Mission

The main mission of the school is to educate researchers through research practice on M.A. and PhD level. 81 research groups with 1400 members are part of EHESS. 47 per cent of its 2800 students come from abroad and 250 professors from all over the world are invited to give lectures every year. The main research and teaching domains are history, sociology, economics, anthropology, demography, geography, archaeology, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, law, mathematics. EHESS was founded by Fernand Braudel as an elite research organisation in Social Sciences with the idea of "learning by doing": The PhD students participate in research seminars. Since last year, the EHESS accepts Master students.


EHESS Famous names

Among the most famous names who worked at EHESS are Fernand Braudel, Pierre Bourdieu, Jacques Derrida, Alain Tourraine, Michel Wieviorka, Dominique Schnapper, Nancy Green, Danièle Hervieu-Léger (the actual President).


Staff working on GEMMA

Dr. Monika SALZBRUNN is member of the EHESS-CNRS research centre CRIA, Centre de recherche interdisciplinaires sur l'Allemagne , which is part of the division " aires culturelles ". She has been given a research seminar on PhD level for five years on transnational social spaces, migration networks and gender relations, and organises with colleagues from the African Studies centre and the centre for study of Islam and Muslim societies a seminar on circulatory processes between Africa, Europe and the United States . These seminars are part of the research option on Transnationalism provided by the departments of Aires culturelles , Sociology, Anthropology and History of EHESS. As a coordinator of the research network “Migration and production of alterity” within the French Sociological Association, Dr. Salzbrunn is part of a nationwide network of researchers in gender and migration issues. She has experience in several European projects (IDEA, FP 6 and the programme on “Transnational Practices”, European Science Foundation) and she works as a scientific counsellor for several think tanks.

Salima AMARI, PhD student at Centre d'Etudes Féminines et Etudes de Genre (Centre for Feminine and Gender Studies) at the Paris 8 University and at the Research Laboratory Genre, Travail et Mobilité (Gender, Work and Mobility). After a post graduate diploma on « Algerian migrant women who have arrived in France by themselves in recent years » (« Les femmes algériennes migrantes arrivées seules en France ces dernières années »), she now prepares a thesis on the question of « Maghrebian Lesbian migrant women and descendants of Maghrebian parents in France » (« Lesbiennes maghrébines migrantes et descendantes de parents maghrébins en France »). She is a co-organizer of the study day on "Lesbians, migrations, exiles and racism", organized on 12/12/2009 at the Paris 8 University.

Stefanie LÄMMERMANN , obtained her diploma in Social Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany, in December 2005. During her studies she focused on international migration and diaspora communities with a regional bias towards West, Central and Northern Africa. Stefanie also holds a Master in European Project Management from University Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle (September 2008). Since 2007 Stefanie works as Junior Programme Manager at the European Microfinance Network in Paris, France, where she is in charge of research and project management. Amongst other things, she has carried out studies on access to finance and entrepreneurship of women, migrants and young people.

Elsa LAGIER , member of the laboratory “Cultures et Sociétés en Europe”, linked to Strasbourg University. She is also a member of the research network “Migration and production of alterity” within the French Sociological Association, coordinated by Dr. Salzbrunn. Her research topic is focused on the practices and discourses on political involvement of French youth for immigrant background, living in deprived neighborhoods. She recently took part in a public research project dealing with the issue of political participation in deprived areas. She is involved in several CSOs working on migration and gender and she regularly takes part in different seminars in social sciences, in Strasbourg and Paris, dealing with those issues.