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The Cambridge Migration Research Network

Studying at Cambridge


Fabrice Langrognet


Ph.D. in Modern European History: Migrants and identifications in the Plaine-Saint-Denis, 1890-1920

Universities attended: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales,
Paris, France (2011-2012), Ecole Nationale d'Administration, Strasbourg,
France (2008-2010), Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po),
Paris, France (2005-2007), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lettres et
Sciences Humaines, Lyon, France (2004-2007)

Born in 1985 in France, Fabrice pursued a multidisciplinary education in Humanities, Public Administration and Public Law, which led him to become a judge at Paris Administrative Court. Over his four years of service in the judiciary, he chiefly specialized in immigration and asylum cases, a field he had previously discovered as a volunteer in a French NGO providing help to asylum-seekers. In addition, Fabrice has also worked as a speechwriter for the President of the French Republic,
as a member of the editorial board of an international affairs newsmagazine (La Revue - Jeune Afrique), as an expert for the French Ministry of Culture on legal issues raised by digital arts, and as a teaching assistant. Alongside his professional activities, Fabrice has engaged in investigating migration-related issues from a social science perspective. The historical research he conducted at masters' level addressed, in a cross-disciplinary and postmodern manner, the interethnic identifications of Rhenish immigrants in New York City at a time of national constructions (1865-1914). In a similar vein, his PhD project in History at Cambridge, supported by the AHRC and the Gates Cambridge Trust, shall focus on children immigrants at the same period
in France, while resorting to a more pronounced socio-legal approach.

Research Interests

Migration - Ethnicity - Nationalism - Europe - Paris - Law

Research Supervision

Prof. R.P. Tombs