Séverine Louvel, PhD.

Séverine Louvel, PhD.

Department affiliations: 

Visiting associate researcher in sociology at Epidapo

Professional affiliations: 

Associate professor in sociology at Sciences Po Grenoble.
Researcher at PACTE (CNRS and University of Grenoble)
 

Awards/Honors: 

Principal investigator
2011-2014    Grant from the French National Research Agency (ANR) 280,000 euros.
Hybridtrajectories “Scientific trajectories in hybridizing regimes: the case of nanotechnology”.
Co-principal investigator
2010-2013    Grant from the French National Research Agency, 60,000 euros
Nanoexpectations “Building anticipations and markets: the case of nanotechnology”.

 

Research interest: 
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine
  • Science policy
  • Sociology of expectations
Employer name: 
Sciences Po Grenoble
Discipline: 
sociology
Brief biography: 

Séverine Louvel is a visiting associate researcher in sociology at EPIDAPO from September 1, 2015.
She is associate professor in the sociology of science at Sciences Po Grenoble (PACTE). She is also affiliated with the PACTE research lab (CNRS and University of Grenoble) where she is coordinating a group on “Science & Politics in Emerging Fields” (with Céline Granjou)
She mainly works on scientific professions, academic careers, organization of public research, higher education and research policies. Her work is based on in-depth field studies in life-sciences and biomedical sciences and on international comparisons (France-United States). Using insights from science policy studies, science and technology studies and the sociology of expectations, her most recent work focuses on nanomedicine. She explores the organizational and professional dimensions of the development of interdisciplinarity nanomedicine research in French and US universities, as well as the impact of the field’s promises on the definition of scientific agendas.  

Mailing address: 

UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics
621 Charles E. Young Dr. South, Rm 3323b
Los Angeles, CA  90095-7221

Teaching presentations: 

Lectures and seminars
Qualitative methods in sociology
Sociology of science
Higher education policies
Science and technology policies

Director of a Master’s program at Sciences Po, Grenoble
Master’s degree program “Technology, Science and Decisions”, offered by Sciences Po Grenoble and Grenoble Institute of Technology.

Selected Publications:
LOUVEL, Séverine (avec Matthieu HUBERT), 2016 « L’usage des exemples étrangers dans les politiques de financement de la recherche. Les nanosciences et nanotechnologies en France » Revue française de sociologie, 57(3), p. 473-501. [ link ]
LOUVEL, Séverine 2016 Going Interdisciplinary in French and US Universities: Organizational Change and University Policies, in Elizabeth Popp Berman, Catherine Paradeise (eds) The University Under Pressure (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Volume 46) Emerald Group Publishing Limited., pp.329 – 359.
LOUVEL Séverine, 2015, « Ce que l’interdisciplinarité fait aux disciplines : une enquête sur la nanomédecine en France et en Californie » Revue Française de Sociologie 56(1), p. 69-97.  Published in the annual English selection: "Effects of interdisciplinarity on disciplines: a study of nanomedicine in France and California".   [ link ]
LOUVEL, S. (avec Granjou, C. et I. Arpin), 2015 « Des promesses scientifiques aux engagements épistémiques. Le cas de la nanomédecine et des sciences de la biodiversité. » in Sciences et technologies émergentes : pourquoi tant de promesses ?, sous la direction de Marc Audétat, Paris : Hermann, pp. 211-226.
LOUVEL, Séverine, 2014. « Forces de rappel disciplinaires et soutien à l’interdisciplinarité dans les « sciences stratégiques » : l’exemple de la nanomédecine. » in Transformations des disciplines académiques : entre innovation et résistance, sous la direction d’A. Gorga et J.-P. Leresche: Editions des archives contemporaines
LOUVEL Séverine, 2011, Des patrons aux managers : les laboratoires de la recherche publique depuis les années 1970. Rennes : Presses Universitaires de Rennes, Collection Res Publica.