Catherine Paradeise is a sociologist and a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de
Paris, the EHESS, and the University of Michigan who also holds a PhD (Doctorat d’État) from Paris-Sorbonne. She has taught at several universities and at the ENS Cachan. She has held several positions of responsibility at that school (1994-2003) as well as at the SHS department of the CNRS (1990-94). As professor emeritus of sociology at the Université Paris Est-Marne-la-Vallée, she participated in the creation of the Institut Francilien Recherche, Innovation, Société (IFRIS), of which she is currently honorary president.
After dedicating her research to studying professions, labour markets, and professional relations, she has focused since 2004 on analysing the organization and governance of higher education and research systems from a comparative and international viewpoint.
- Paradeise, C. and Thoenig, J.-C. In Search of Academic Quality, Palgrave-McMillan, 2015.
- Paradeise, C., Lorrain, D. and Demazière, D. (eds), Sociologies françaises. Héritages (1960-2010), Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015.
- Berman, E. and Paradeise, C. (eds), The University Under Pressure, RSO series, Emerald, 2016
- Laufer, R. and Paradeise, C., “Marketing Democracy. Public Opinion and Media Formation”, in Thoenig, J.-C. and Paradeise, C., Strategic Capacity and Organisational Capabilities. A Challenge for Universities, Minerva.