Associate Research Fellow, Center for Migration and Citizenship

Research interests: 

  • Participation of migrants and refugees in policies and programs  
  • Access of refugees to labour market 
  • Reception and integration of refugees and migrants in France 


Sophie Bilong is an associate research fellow at the Ifri’s Center for Migration and Citizenship since January 2022. She is also a consultant for the Observatory on Immigration and Asylum since 2019. She graduated in economics at the University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. She worked for 13 years for organizations supporting the rights of migrants, refugees and people in poverty. She is currently coordinating the Academy for Refugee Participation for the Interministerial Delegation for Reception and Integration of Refugees and she is delivering consultancies and trainings for refugee and migrant assisting NGOs.  

Her fields of research are participation of disavantaged people, particularly migrants and refugees, and integration of refugees.  

Domaines d'expertise
Migrations et Citoyennetés
Observatoire de l'immigration et de l'asile