Christine Musselin is CNRS Director of Research affiliated with the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (CSO) since 1989. She was CSO Director from February 2007 to may 2013, and is Vice President for research at Sciences Po since May, 2013.
For many years, Christine Musselin has directed a comparative research program of higher education systems at the CSO.
Over time, three overarching perspectives have been developed, each one corresponding to a larger theoretical framework:
– university governance as part of a larger debate about organization and decision theories;
– public authorities’ steering of higher education systems within a broader analysis of public policies;
– the academic labor market through the lens of labor economics and sociology, and also through the prism of research on judgment.
Over the past years, Christine Musselin has explored these three areas of research with a group of doctoral students who participate in the program. She has been particularly involved in the third area of research, which led to the publication, in October 2005, of a book called “Le marché des universitaires. France, Allemagne, Etats-Unis”, published by Sciences Po Press, and in 2008 a book published by La Découverte, in the Repères collection, called “Les universitaires”.
She has broadened her research perspectives through participation in the PRIME network, which brings together higher education studies and science studies.
Christine Musselin has been member of the Strategiekommission in the Wissenschaftsrat (German Council of Science and Humanities) within the framework of the Exzellenzinitiative from 2009 till 2015.