Michel Wieviorka

Supervisor of the Violence and Exiting violence Plateform Founder of the Collège d'études mondiales Director of the journals Socio, Interventions and Violence: An international journal


Michel Wieviorka is professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. He was the President of the Board, Foundation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) between 2009 and 2020 and director of the Center for Sociological Analysis and Intervention (CADIS, EHESS-CNRS) between 1993 and 2009.

From 2006 to 2010, he was President of the International Association of Sociology AIS / ISA, and has been a member of the ERC (European Research Council) Scientific Council since 2014.

He was co-director with Georges Balandier of the journal Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie from 1991 to 2011, and now heads the new SOCIO magazine (with Laetitia Atlani-Duault), which he created in 2013.

His research has focused on conflict, terrorism and violence, racism, anti-Semitism, social movements, democracy and the phenomena of cultural difference.

After having edited the serie "Voix et Regards" collection at Balland Publishing, he is now in charge of the serie "Le monde comme il va" at Editions Robert Laffont, and with Julien Ténédos for the serie "Interventions" at Editions de la MSH.

Latest publications

Michel Wieviorka, Le séisme. Marine Le Pen présidente, Robert Laffont, 2016.

Michel Wieviorka, Retour au sens : pour en finir avec le déclinisme, Paris, Robert Laffont, coll. « Le monde comme il va », 2015, 360 p.

Maëlezig Bigi, Olivier Cousin, Dominique Méda, Laetitia Sibaud, Michel Wieviorka, Travailler au XXIe siècle. Des salariés en quête de reconnaissance, Paris, Robert Laffont, coll. « Le monde comme il va », janvier 2015, 316 p.

Michel Wieviorka, L’Antisémitisme expliqué aux jeunes, Paris, Le Seuil, 2014

Michel Wieviorka, Le racisme, une introduction, Paris, La Découverte, 2014

Michel Wieviorka, L’impératif numérique ou La nouvelle ère des sciences humaines et sociales ?, Paris, CNRS Éditions, coll. Débats, novembre 2013, 64 p.

Michel Wieviorka, Le Front national, entre extrémisme, populisme et démocratie, Paris, Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme, collection Interventions, septembre 2013, 88 p.

Michel Wieviorka, La tentation antisémite, Paris, Éditions Robert Laffont, 2005

Michel Wieviorka, La France raciste, Paris, Éditions du Seuil, 1992

Michel Wieviorka, L’espace du racisme, Paris, Éditions du seuil, 1991


Violence and Exiting Violence Platform

Understanding and overcoming contemporary violence


Sounds of survival, weaponization of sounds

Second issue of Violence: An international journal
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Perpetrating Violence

First issue of Violence: an international journal
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International Panel on Exiting Violence Final Report Presentation

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Violence, racism, and anti-Semitism: the FMSH continues its participation in research

Since 2015, the FMSH has been developing and supporting a set of research programs dedicated to understanding these phenomena
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Published at 1 September 2016