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FARGUES, Emilien


Max Weber Fellow 2019-2020

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-877 (ext: 2877)
Office: VL 027

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Mentor: Liav Orgad
Thematic Group: Citizenship and Migration


Emilien Fargues specializes in the field of citizenship and migration, working on exclusions from citizenship (refusals of naturalisation and revocation of citizenship). He is interested in what exclusions reveal about the political, moral, economic, or ethno-cultural dimensions of national membership, in a variety of domestic settings. His comparative PhD research in political science (political theory), supervised by Dr Réjane Sénac (CEVIPOF, Sciences Po) and Dr Janie Pélabay (CEVIPOF, Sciences Po) at Sciences Po Paris, focuses on the justifications for the granting and stripping of nationality in the United Kingdom and France.

Emilien’s postdoctoral project for the Fellowship extends the questions he is exploring to a larger number of countries, going beyond Europe. It includes the construction of a global database on exclusions from naturalisation and a more in-depth investigation of specific cases. To conduct this project, he will be working together with Liav Orgad and his Global Citizenship Governance project and with the GLOBALCIT network at the RSCAS.

Teaching is an important component of Emilien’s academic profile. His teaching interests range widely, from introductory courses in political science/political sociology at an undergraduate level, to undergraduate and postgraduate courses on methods and research design in political science. He has taught his own course on citizenship and migration at Sciences Po Paris to undergraduate students. In addition, he has taught and supervised in both English and French in multiple academic settings, with students from diverse backgrounds.

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