Dr Véronique Mottier
Véronique Mottier is a Fellow and Director of Studies in Human, Social, and Political Sciences at Jesus College (since 1999). She is also a Professor in Sociology at the University of Lausanne (since 2006).
Véronique Mottier's research and teaching interests include:
- Social and political theory
- Gender, sexuality, and the state
- Modernity, racial classifications and national identity
- Eugenics, coerced sterilisation policies and child removal programs in the Western world
- Interpretative research methods; discourse and narrative analysis.
- Certificat d’Etudes Françaises Modernes, Faculté des Lettres, University of Geneva.
- BA and MA in Political Science, University of Geneva.
- BA in Sociology, University of Geneva.
- PhD in Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge.
Awards and prizes
- Prix Jubilé 2001, Académie Suisse des Sciences Humaines et Sociales.
- NSF Research Professor, 2002-2006.
I grew up in Tunisia and the Netherlands, and currently divide my time between the UK and Switzerland. Before my current academic posts, I was 'Maître-Assistante' (1997-1999) in Political Theory at the University of Geneva; fixed-term University Lecturer in Sociology at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge (1999-2002); and NSF Research Professor in Politics and Sociology, Institut d'Etudes Politiques et Internationales, University of Lausanne (2002-2006).
I have taught graduate courses in Discourse Theory and Analysis at many institutions, including the ECPR Summer School, University of Essex (1999-2006); the European University Institute in Florence (2001-2006), the Swiss PhD Summer School in Advanced Methods in Lugano (since 1999), and the Universities of Hamburg, Johannesburg, Makerere, Neuchâtel, Pretoria, and Pune.
I am the Chair of the Legacy of Slavery Inquiry (LSWP) at Jesus College which began in May 2019.
Modern dance, ice skating.