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Dr Véronique Mottier

Fellow, Director of Studies in Human, Social, and Political Sciences
Professor in Sociology, University of Lausanne

Véronique Mottier is a Fellow and Director of Studies in Human, Social, and Political Sciences. She is also a Professor in Sociology at the University of Lausanne.

Academic interests

Véronique Mottier's research and teaching interests include:

  • Social and political theory
  • Gender, sexuality, and the state
  • Modernity, race, and identity politics
  • Welfare states and social exclusion
  • Coerced sterilisation policies and child removal programs in the Western world
  • Interpretative research methods, discourse, and narrative analysis.

Degrees obtained

  • 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.
  • FNS Research Professor, 2002-2006.


For a biography and full list of publications, see

Other interests

Tango, modern dance, ice skating.

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