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Below are profiles of the Fall 2021 Distinguished Visiting Scholars:

Laure BereniLaure Bereni is CNRS Research Director (permanent research professor) in sociology, and a faculty member of the Centre Maurice Halbwachs - a research center affiliated with the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris.  She teaches graduate seminars at Sciences Po Paris and at the EHESS. Her research interests lie at the intersection of political sociology, the sociology of gender and race, and the sociology of work and organizations.  Her doctoral research focused on the movement for gender parity in France.  Over the past few years, she has conducted a comparative study of Diversity and Inclusion offices in large multinational companies based in the New York and Paris areas.  Her current project (ProVirCap), for which she has received funding from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, and which involves a team of nine scholars, offers an innovative take on “responsible capitalism” by placing the lens on its managers, their work activities and their professional environments, in three business areas: New York, Paris and Madrid.  She recently published « The Women’s Cause in a Field. Rethinking the Architecture of Collective Protest in the Era of Movement Institutionalization » (Social Movement studies, 2021), « Colour-blind diversity : how the “Diversity Label” reshaped anti-discrimination policies in three French local governments » (Ethnic & Racial Studies, 2020) [with R. Epstein & M. Torres] and « Au-delà de la confrontation : saisir la diversité des interactions entre mondes militants et mondes économiques » (Revue française de sociologie, 2021) [with S. Dubuisson-Quellier].

Linda BosniakLinda Bosniak is Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University School of Law, and Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty in Political Science at Rutgers, New Brunswick.  She is the author of  “The Citizen and the Alien: Dilemmas of Contemporary Membership,” and numerous articles and book chapters across disciplines on citizenship, territoriality, constitutionalism, nationalism and borders. She has taught at Princeton University and at the University of Graz, and has been awarded residential fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio, and Princeton University.


Kathleen CollKathleen Coll is an associate professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco. Her research and teaching focuses on immigration politics and policies, cultural citizenship, and grassroots community organizing in the US, and in particular, San Francisco. Her books include Remaking Citizenship: Latina Immigrants and New American Politics (Stanford University Press, 2010), Disputing Citizenship (with Clarke, Dagnino & Neveu, Policy Press, 2014) and Gendered Citizenships (with Caldwell, Fisher, Ramirez & Siu, Palgrave Press, 2009). Prior to joining USF’s Department of Politics, she lectured at Stanford, Harvard and CCSF, and received fellowships from Radcliffe Institute, Social Science Research Council, and Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme. 


Milena Doytcheva holds a PhD from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris). She is currently Professor of Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Lille- Northern France, and fellow at Institut Convergences Migrations (Collège de France-CNRS) Her instruction in undergraduate and graduate philosophy and sociology addresses topics of international migration, multiculturalism, citizenship, and minority rights. Her research focusses on mechanisms of governing race and ethnicity in allegedly color-blind institutional settings, and across multiple fields (urban policy and development, education, the corporate word). Her current project, for which she received support from the Franco-American Fulbright Commission (2021) aims at developing a threefold comparison of American, British, French and European policies on diversity and non-discrimination, particularly in the workplace. Titled “Global Diversity Doctrines, Competing Claims, and ‘White Diversity’”, the project offers to critically examine the dynamics of downplaying race and ethnicity within organizational diversity procedures -- as has been notably, yet not solely, the case in France -- and how this contributes to reinforcing institutional racism through the rise of “raceless” diversity concepts. She recently published Governing racial justice through standards and the birth of ‘White diversity’: a Foucauldian perspective. She also authored (in French): Le Multiculturalisme (Paris, La Découverte, 2018); Politiques de la diversité. Sociologie des discriminations et des politiques antidiscriminatoires au travail (Bruxelles, Peter Lang, 2015) ; Une discrimination positive à la française ? Ethnicité et territoire dans les politiques de la ville (La Découverte, 2007).

Kotie KaiserDr. Kotie Kaiser is a senior lecturer in the School for Language Education at the North-West University (NWU).  She is passionate about language curriculum development and has worked in teams to design undergraduate and postgraduate modules in English language teaching as well as short learning courses for pre- and in-service teachers in teaching English across the curriculum.  She has also led a team in the development of a BEdHons course in Language Education which includes a choice of specialisation in one of seven of South Africa’s official languages.  In the past two years she has been part of a task team to implement the new language policy of additive multilingualism at the NWU and is now in the second phase of designing an online training course for lecturers in multilingual pedagogies in Higher Education.

Isabel Martinez

Isabel Z. Martínez is a Senior Researcher at the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), Switzerland. Her research concentrates on inequality, the distribution of income and wealth, and the different ways people respond to taxes. Currently, she studies intergenerational mobility, as well as inheritances and inter-vivos gifts and how they influence inequality. Her work, which is mainly empirical, has a strong policy focus and she makes regular media contributions. Upon completion of her PhD at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) in 2016, she held Postdoc positions in Luxembourg and St. Gallen. From fall 2017 until spring 2020, she worked as economist at the Swiss Federation of Trade Unions. Since 2018, she serves as a member of the Swiss Competition Commission (ComCo). Isabel Z. Martínez is a CEPR Research Affiliate and a Fellow of the World Inequality Database Project (WID.World), and she has been listed among the 20 most influential economists in Switzerland in the NZZ Economist Ranking. Her work has been published in leading academic journals, including the American Economic Review and the Review of Economics and Statistics.

Thomas OgorzalekThomas Ogorzalek is Co-Director of the Chicago Democracy Project at Northwestern University and author of The Cities on the Hill: How Urban Institutions Transformed National Politics (Oxford U Press). His research has appeared in American Political Science Review, Electoral Studies, and Du Bois Review, among other outlets.

Anupa Sharma

Anupa Sharma is an assistant professor of economics at NDSU and has been a fellow at Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth since 2019. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Tech in 2016. Her research focuses on international trade and globalization. She studies global trade patterns by examining inter-sector and cross-country linkages in production and consumption, evaluating preferential trade agreements and their welfare implications, and examining the consequences of globalization through interrelationships between freer trade, immigration, and innovation. In her most recent work, she explores the immigrant’s role in technological innovation and economic growth in the presence of institutional barriers. It is the line of work she will be developing at ARC. She will examine the connection between globalization and wage inequality within a unified framework of trade, technology, and immigration, focusing on the evidence derived from comparisons across developing and developed countries.

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