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Dr Julie Billaud

Post:Research Associate (Sussex Rights and Justice Research Centre)
Other posts:Post-Doctoral Associate (School of Global Studies)
Location:ARTS C D/Phil Soc. Anthropology
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Julie is originally from Poitiers, in France. She received a B.A (Licence) in Modern Literature from La Nouvelle Sorbonne. She graduated from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and received a MSc in Social Sciences Research Methods from the University of Sussex. She completed a European DPhil in  Social Anthropology and law in May 2010.

Her doctoral project focused on Afghanistan and the new visibility acquired by women in the 'post-war/reconstruction' context. She is now redirecting her research interests on Islam in Europe, looking at the contemporary transformations of the European public sphere through its encounter with Islamic difference. From January 2009 to July 2010, she has been part of the research project 'Islam in the making of the European public sphere', directed by Prof. Nilüfer Göle, from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). She is currently working with Prof. Jane Cowan on a research project examining the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a new mechanism of human rights monitoring within the reformed Human Rights Council in Geneva.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow