Photo courtesy of CEU/Daniel Vegel

Photo courtesy of CEU/Daniel Vegel

I'm Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University.

This year I am a EURIAS fellow (a Marie Skłodowska-Curie action) at the Collegium de Lyon. I am studying the gender politics of the French National Front.

After completing a Ph.D. in Sociology at New York University, I was the Vincent Wright Fellow in Comparative Politics at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute (2006-2007), followed by four years as a Harper Schmidt Fellow teaching undergraduate social theory within the University of Chicago's common core curriculum (2007-2011).

I joined Central European University in Autumn 2011. My expertise is in political sociology, qualitative methods, gender politics, and comparative and historical sociology. I wrote a comparative book on the politics of military service in France and the United States, published by Cambridge University Press, and related journal articles published in the American Journal of Sociology, Polity, Politics and Society, and various other journals (see Publications for more information). This interview featured on the Cambridge University Press blog highlights some of the book's contributions.

I have been researching the proliferation of political dynasties within political parties, a project supported by a European Commission Marie Curie Career Integration Grant. This project led me to study the French National Front, resulting in a focus on the gender politics of right-wing parties and movements in France, and in Europe at large.