Michel Dubois, PhD.

Michel Dubois, PhD.

Department affiliations: 

Visiting Professor in Sociology at UCLA

  • Elected Member of the French National Scientific Research Committee, sociology (section 36) and science studies (CID53)
  • Fellowship ICSSR, Fondation MSH, 2013
Research interest: 
  • Sociology of Science and Technology
  • Epistemology and Methodology of Science
  • Sociological History and Sociological Theory
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Brief biography: 

Michel Dubois is a CNRS senior research fellow recently appointed associate director of EPIDAPO. He received his PhD in 1997 and habilitated in 2008 at Paris Sorbonne University. He is teaching and publishing mainly on issues of sociology of science and technology, epistemology and methodology of social research, sociological history and theory. His most recent publications address issues at the crossroads between sociology and biomedical sciences. Michel Dubois is the managing editor of the European Journal of  Sociology and member of the editorial board of the Revue Française de Sociologie. He has been an active member of the French National Scientific Committee (CoNRS) between 2012 and 2016.

Office address: 

Epidapo Lab
UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics
Box 957221
3304 Life Sciences Building
621 Charles E. Young Dr. South
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7221

+1 818 966 7291
Teaching presentations: 
  • Paris-Sorbonne University: Doctoral School "Concepts and Languages" - Accredited Research Director
  • Supervision of MS and Ph.D students
  • Lectures and seminars: Sociology of Science and Technology


Selected Publications:
Dubois M., Guaspare C., Louvel S., « De la génétique à l'épigénétique. Une révolution “post-génomique" à l'usage des sociologues », Revue Française de Sociologie, 59, 2018/1, pp.71-98 [ link ]
Dubois M., “Epigenetics and the New Politics of Heredity“, European Journal of sociology, 58, 3, 2017, pp.598-605
DUBOIS Michel, « Cela nous a échappé… » : théorie de l’acteur-réseau et le problème des générations scientifiques », Social Science Information,2017, Vol. 56 (1), pp.107–141. [ link ]
DUBOIS Michel, “Academic Freedom or the Risks and Virtues of Non-Neutrality”, European Journal of Sociology, 56-3, 2015, pp.446-453.
DUBOIS Michel, “Science as Vocation ? Discipline, Profession and Impressionistic Sociology”, ASp - GERAS, vol.69, 2016, pp.21-39.
DUBOIS Michel, GINGRAS Yves,  ROSENTAL Claude, « Pratiques et rhétoriques de l’internationalisation des sciences », Revue Française de Sociologie, 57-3, 2016, pp.407-415 [ link ]
DUBOIS Michel, “Invisible Community and Peerless Science : Case Studies from Morocco and India”, in Manzo G. (ed), Theories and Social Mechanisms : Essays in honour of Mohamed Cherkaoui, Oxford, Bardwell Press, Vol.II, 2015, pp.101-153.