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Created on January 1, 2009, the CRESPPA (Center for Sociological and Political Research in Paris) is the research unit UMR 7217 of the CNRS, of University Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis and of University Paris Nanterre. It groups together the CSU (“Urban Societies and Cultures”), the GTM (“Gender, Labor, and Mobility”) and the LabTop (“Political Theories Laboratory”). Since January 1, 2014, a third team has integrated the Cresppa research group (Center for Sociological and Political Research in Paris): indeed, the original teams – CSU (Urban Societies and Cultures) and GTM (Gender, Labor, and Mobility) – have been joined by the LabTop (Political Theories Laboratory). The LabTop team, which currently consists of 20 tenured researchers (8 University Lecturers – 12 Associate Professors), brings renewed balance and solidity to our research unit (UMR). In this way, the Cresppa has markedly reinforced: its involvement in the fields of sociology and political science, as well as its (...) Read more


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