Personal presentation

marine2016b

I am currently a « maître-assistante » in international economic history at the University of Geneva, at the Paul Bairoch Institute and the Departement of History, Economics and Society. My main research topics are the transnational history of statistical surveys and the evolving relationship between science and politics between 1880s and 1960s.

I defended my Phd in sociology in 2015. My thesis is entitled « Social sciences and action at the International Labor Organization (1920-1939) ». I studied the use of sociology, economics and mathematics by ILO civil servants, and the multiple links the latter developed with academics.

I was mainly trained in philosophy and sociology, but I also have a strong background in history and anthropology. I have a specific interest in using together different methodologies such as ethnography and historical quantitative technics.

My current projects are :

  • the history of surveys made by international organizations
  • the history of statistics and economic thought
  • the sociology of values in social sciences
  • the sociology of the division of labor between science and politics
  • the history of social economy and cooperative movement

More recently, I have started a video project which links the potential of a movie camera with social and ecological economy. On my rare free time, I like playing folk musics and writing poetry.