The 2013 Mattei Dogan Foundation Prize has been awarded to Virginie Guiraudon, who at the time of winning, is Research Director at Sciences Po Centre d’études européennes. 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. See her publications.
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 EUI (Italy) and visiting professor at 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. The prize will be presented at the General ECPR Conference on 5 September 2013.