Dr Pierre Monforte
Lecturer: Department of Sociology
Tel: +44 (0)11-6252-2780 (direct line)
My research is broadly situated within the field of political sociology. I focus primarily on civil society and social movements, with a particular emphasis on movements of migrants. I have carried out empirical research on the mobilizations of asylum-seekers and refugees in France, Germany, and at the European Union level, from a comparative perspective. Recently, I have also analysed the mobilizations of undocumented migrants in Canada. I examine theoretical and empirical questions on immigration, citizenship, European politics, and the representation of interests at various levels of governance in a context of europeanization.
I am currently developing a research project on the mobilizations against border controls in the UK. I am also involved in a project on the symbolic dimension of undocumented migrants' collective actions.