Louis Chauvel

Adresse postale Université du Luxembourg
2, Avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

Louis Chauvel was appointed Professor of Sociology at the Université du Luxembourg in July 2012 as part of the PEARL programme. He was full professor at Sciences Po between 2005-2012 and an Honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF 2003). He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Lille in 1997 and his Habilitation at Sciences Po Paris in 2003. He was Invited Fellow at Berkeley in 2000 and Invited Professor at Columbia University in the City of New York in 2011-2012.

His research topics are Social Inequalities and Public Policies, Social Change, Social Stratification and Mobility, Advanced Methodology of social sciences and population studies. His research mainly focuses on social welfare, income and wealth and social change in a comparative perspective. He has been a Member of the Executive Committee of the International Sociological Association since 2006, was the former General Secretary of the European Sociological Association (2005-7), and the former Treasurer of the French sociological association (AFS) (2002-6). He is a Member of the ISA Research Committee on Social Stratification (RC28) and was chair of the research network “Classes, inequalities, fragmentations” of the AFS.

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Last updated on: jeudi 09 janvier 2020


  • Full Professor of sociology at University of Luxembourg FNR-PEARL Professor of Social Inequality
  • Invited Professor of sociology at Columbia University in the City of New York (2011-2012)
  • Full Professor of sociology at Institut d’Etudes Politiques (“Sciences Po”) de Paris 2005-2012 and Director of the Graduate studies in sociology at the Sciences Po Doctoral School (2008-2011). Before: Lecturer 1998-2005 (Sciences-Po Paris)
  • Invited and then Adjunct Professor at Geneva University (Switzerland) 2003-2005
  • Member of the University Institute of France (IUF) 2003-2008, currently honorary member  
  • Research fellow at the Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC – Observatory of Social Change) since 1994
  • Research fellow at the Observatoire Français des Conjonctures économiques (French Observatory of Economic Conjunctures) since 1992
  • Invited Fellow at UC Berkeley Department of Sociology (August 2000 – October 2000)

Education, grades and competitions   

1990      MS of the ENSAE (Diplôme de l’ENSAE), National School of Statistics & Economic Administration
 1991      MA of research in Social Sciences (DEA de Sciences Sociales) EHESS – ENS (Paris)
 1997      PhD in sociology University of Lille. Très honorable avec félicitations du jury à l’unanimité
                (Christian Baudelot, Alexis Ferrand, Michel Forsé (dir.), Yves Grafmeyer, François Héran)
 1998      Selected at the CNRS Research Fellow competition, let for a position as Lecturer at Sciences Po Paris
 2003      Habilitation – Sciences Po Paris


Last updated on: 15 fév 2018