Christophe BERTOSSI

Former Senior Research Fellow and Director of Ifri's Center for Migration and Citizenship

Research Interests:

  • Populism, nativism and nationalism
  • Diversity, labour relations, and trade unions
  • Islam and secularism in public institutions
  • Theories of international migration
  • Global governance of migration


Christophe Bertossi was the Director of the French Institute of International Relations - Ifri's Center for Migration and Citizenship from 20211 to 2021. He holds a PhD in political science (Institut d'Etudes Politiques d'Aix-en-Provence, 2000) and is habilitated to conduct research in political science (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, 2013).

Christophe Bertossi was a Marie Curie research fellow at the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations at the University of Warwick in Great Britain between 2001 and 2003 and a visiting research fellow at New York University (2009), the Institute for Advanced Study-Collegium de Lyon (2010), and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Cultural and Religious Diversity in Göttingen (2015). He was also a "Rector's Fellow" at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Netherlands (NIAS) (2020). His publications include: La citoyenneté à la française: valeurs et réalités (Editions du CNRS, 2016); European States and their Muslim Citizens. The Impact of Institutions on Perceptions and Boundaries (Cambridge University Press, 2013, with John Bowen, Jan Willem Duyvendak and Mona Lena Krook); As Cruzadas da Integraçao na Europa (Principia, 2012); Les couleurs du drapeau: les militaires français issus de l'immigration (Robert Laffont, 2007, with C. Wihtol de Wenden), and European Anti-Discrimination and the Politics of Citizenship: France and Britain (Palgrave MacMillan, 2007).

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