OXPO Visitor Schemes

OXPO facilitates scholarly exchanges between Oxford and Sciences Po.

There are schemes for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows from both institutions and Visiting Professors (to Sciences Po) and Nuffield Visiting Fellows (to Oxford).

The call for applications for an exchange in the academic year 2014-15 has closed.

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Current visitors

To Oxford

  • Florent Gougou (MT13-TT14)
  • Charlotte Halpern (HT14)
  • Rejane Senac (TT14)
  • Bernd Weber (MT13)

To Sciences Po

  • Andy Hurrell (2014)
  • Stephen Whitefield (2014)
  • Quentin Bruneau (HT14)
  • Tristen Naylor (March-May 2014)
  • Mara Tchalakov (TT14)
  • Claire Vergerio (HT14)


OXPO is a meeting point for social science scholars in Oxford and at Sciences Po, who work on the comparative analysis of the evolution of political systems and societies, in Europe and beyond. It coordinates various comparative research projects that contribute to this goal and offers various opportunities to develop new ones, including for doctoral students and post-docs. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have a research project involving French and British collaboration and are looking for support.


  • Sophie Duchesne (ISP, Université de Nanterre) gave a talk on 28 October 2013 and the podcast is available here

Hilary 2014

  • January- April: African Studies Global Seminar (Sciences Po, Columbia and Oxford), Sciences Po (PSIA). Coordinated by Richard Banegas (Sciences Po), Mamadou Diouf (Columbia University) and Ricardo Soares de Oliveira (Oxford University). Seminar Programme

Trinity 2014

  • 2 May 2014: Local elections compared: France/UK” Conference, Maison Française d’Oxford, co-organised by Florent Gougou (OXPO post doctoral fellow) and David Goldey (Lincoln college).
  • 15 May 2014, :‘Borders of the welfare state: Exploring the tensions between migration enforcement and welfare state entitlements’ by Virginie Guiraudon (Centre d’études européennes, Sciences Po) at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS ), University of Oxford.
  • 30 May 2014, 5.15pm: 'Parity and Diversity in Contemporary France: Equality in Questions' by Réjane Sénac (Sciences Po and Nuffield Visiting Fellow), Discussant Lois McNay. Chair: Rainbow Murray (Queen Mary). Maison Française d’Oxford.
  • May 2014 (Date TBC): Conference on Bayard’s seminal work: ''L'Etat en Afrique’: 25 years on', Oxford, organised by Ricardo Soares.
  • 19/20 June 2014: Graduate conference “Crossing Borders: Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspectives” with UCLA and BGSSS (Humboldt+WZB). Organisers: Mirna Safi and Adrian Favell. Oxford participants: Gwen Sasse, Nicole Martin, Gerda Hooijer. At Sciences Po.
  • 19/20 June 2014: Second Graduate Conference in political theory, Sciences Po, Keynote: Professor Jeremy Waldron.

For more information please see the Events page.

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