The 2013 Prize has been awarded to Virginie Guiraudon, who at the time of winning,
is Research Director at Sciences Po Paris Center for European Studies. The Jury
felt that Professor Guiraudon has made a significant contribution to European political
sociology, through her impactful research and academic activities.
A recipient of several other prestigious prizes, including the George Lavau award
for best PhD on French contemporary politics (Harvard 1999) and the CNRS bronze
medal, Professor Guiraudon has published widely on European public policies, citizenship,
immigration and multiculturalism in Europe.
Among her professional engagements, Professor Guiraudon was a founder of the political
sociology research network of the European Sociological Association, she sits on
the editorial board of European Political Science Review, and she is a member of
the Executive Committee for the Council for European Studies.
Virginie Guiraudon holds a PhD in Government from Harvard University. She has been
a Marie Curie professor at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (Italy),
Visiting Professor at the UCLA (USA), Doshisha University (Japan), UNISA (South
Africa) and the CEPC (Madrid). Her main interests lie in the comparative politics
of immigration, citizenship and ethnicity.