Senior Researcher
Head of the Politics and Society Research Area
January 2013-August 2016


Jules Naudet is a former student of Sciences Po. Paris. and of the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Hindi) and holds a doctorate degree in Sociology. His doctoral research focused on a comparative analysis of the experience of upward social mobility in France, in India and in the United-States. His book "Entrer dans l’élite : Parcours de réussite en France, aux Etats-Unis et en Inde" was published in 2012 by the Presses Universitaires de France.

He carried out his postdoctoral research at the Equipe de recherche sur les inégalités sociales (ERIS) within the Centre Maurice Halbwachs (EHESS/ENS/CNRS).

Jules Naudet is also member of the editorial boards of SAMAJ ( http://samaj.revues.org) and La Vie des idées/Books and Ideas ( http://www.booksandideas.net).
He now dedicates his research to the study of the Indian business elite.
Politics and Society



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« Entrer dans l’élite. Parcours de réussite en France, aux Etats-Unis et en Inde », Presses Universitaires de France, collection « Le lien s