How can mentorship boost aspiring women entrepreneurs?

Most entrepreneurs are men. Using a large-scale field experiment, our project focuses on addressing the root causes of gender inequality in early-stage entrepreneurship. We experimentally test whether matching aspiring to established entrepreneurs can help fuel the entrepreneurial pipeline, and whether it can help decrease the gender gap in entrepreneurship. We consider this gap to be one of today's global challenges as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Counter-hegemonic narratives in European metropolis: heritage, identities, space

This project will investigate counter narratives of colonialism in heritages tours in four major cities across Western Europe: Bordeaux, Barcelona, Edinburgh and Lisbon. Focusing on walking tours of geographic spaces associated with slavery, we examine how black and multi-racial populations challenge the dominant representation of Europe as having no legacies of slavery or racism.

Are Election Campaigns Good for Democracy? An Assessment of the 2022 French Presidential Election

This project will assess whether election campaigns are good for democracy. We will do so by testing whether voters learn the candidates' policy positions in the 2022 French presidential election. We will then ascertain whether voters who learn the candidates' positions shift their votes to candidates who share their preferences. We will also determine whether they adopt their preferred candidates' positions as their own.

Examining Nutritional Therapies in Medical Education

This project aims to analyze how medical schools can better educate new generations of health professionals in preventive medicine and nutrition. This research project will analyze the role of nutritional knowledge. We suggest that social science analysis may facilitate the integration of nutrition within biomedicine in the maintenance of health and wellbeing.

Documentation and Knowledge Infrastructure: The Case of Robert Pagès

There was a golden period of innovation in the organization of recorded knowledge ("documentation") in France immediately after 1945 but now largely forgotten. This project will advance research on this activity by making original sources more accessible, with the application of existing digital humanities techniques, and through lectures and workshops. We will focus on ideas and writings of Robert Pagès, documentalist and social psychologist, 1919-2007.

The effect of culture on individual perceptual mechanisms

The goal of our project is to examine how culture, as represented by language, can affect low-level perceptual function--in our case hearing. Although studies of low-level perception have assumed that it is largely universal, there have been reports that lower-level perceptual function varies between cultures. Here we put forward and test the hypothesis that the effect of language milieu on perception is via a process called ensemble perception.

The Emergence of Public Controversies in Science, Technology & Medicine: A New Methodological Paradigm

Our project offers an empirical study of public controversies regarding science, technology and medicine. We focus on emblematic case studies in environmental ethics (pesticides), bioethics (vaccines), data ethics (facial recognition) and innovation ethics (smart meters). Our study aims to develop an integrated methodological paradigm for analyzing public controversies regarding science, technology and medicine and theorizing the role of the the media, scientific community and government policy in determining the course and outcome of such controversies.

From epic wildfires to epic flash-floods: Rethinking flood risk management in an era of extremes

Linking social and applied sciences, this project includes interdisciplinary research on flood risk management, with a focus on California and southern France, regions affected by flash floods. We propose to develop new approaches to assess and manage flash floods after wildfires through improved understanding of the physical and social factors that affect the occurrence of these events.

Geographic variations in the length of life: Comparing France and the United States

In the current context of increasing disparities in mortality within the most developed countries and given the growing divergence in trends at the national level between the United States and other high-income countries, the purpose of the proposed project is dual. First, we will build two databases of historical mortality indicators at the regional level in France (for the départements) and in the United states (for the counties) using the same set of methods.