AMuLoP has established a major advisory committee, with experts from across the social sciences, local associations or museums. The committee met for the first time in November 2020 and our second meeting is scheduled for Spring 2021.

Screenshot of the first meeting of the advisory committee, November 2020 (© AMuLoP)

Members of the Advisory Committee


  • Marianne Amar, head of the department of history and research at the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration (MNHI), specialist in the cultural and political history of sport in France and the history of photography.

  • Marie-Hélène Bacqué, sociologist and urbanist, professor in Urban Studies at the University of Paris Nanterre. At the beginning of her career, she was a leading figure in the social analysis of Émile-Dubois Cité in the 1980s. 

  • Marie-Claude Blanc-Chaléard, historian of migration and the place of migrants in cities, Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris Nanterre.

  • Véronique Blanchard, head of the exhibition centre ‘Children in justice’ (ENPJJ).

  • Patrick Boucheron, historian, specialist in the history of medieval cities, Professor at the Collège de France. He is the President of the scientific committee responsible for reconsidering the permanent gallery at the National Museum of the History of Immigration.

  • Serge Chaumier, former civil servant  for the conservation of heritage, director of a social museum for four years. Teaches museum and exhibition studies at the University of Artois.

  • Xavier de la Selle, head of heritage conservation, former director of the Rize museum in Villeurbanne, director of the Gadagne museums.

  • Jean-Barthélémy Debost, director of scientific communication & local partnership at the Convergence Institute Migrations (ICM).

  • Pierre-Jacques Derainne, historian, specialist in the history of migrants and working-class areas.

  • Monique Eleb, sociologist of habitats and lifestyles, honorary Professor at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais.

  • Matthias Gardet, historian specialising in social policies relating to children and teenagers, Professor at the University of Saint-Denis.

  • François Héran, demographer, specialist in migration. Professor at the Collège de France, where he occupies the chair of migration and society, he is also the director of the Convergence Institute Migrations (ICM).

  • Claire Lévy-Vroélant, sociologist, specialist in urban spaces and locales of migrants. Professor Emerita at the University of Saint-Denis.

  • Fiona Meadows, architect, teacher at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette. Director at the IFA/ Cité de l’architecture.

  • Zsazsa Mercury, artist, artistic director of the Allumeures company

  • Mohammed Ouaddane, researcher and educator, specialist in social anthropology and documentary science, project coordinator at Trajectoires, coordinator of the Mémoires/Histories network in Île-de-France.

  • Benoît Pouvreau, historian of architecture, responsible for the coordination and valorisation of social housing heritage at the cultural heritage department of the Conseil général de la Seine-Saint-Denis.

  • Carlos Semedo, former director of international relations and community Aubervilliers city hall. He was responsible for the creation of the “Vivre au Montfort” association, which played a major role in the participation of residents in the rejuvenation of the Émile-Dubois Cité in the 1980s.

  • Yasmine Siblot, sociologist, specialist in the working class. Professor at the University of Saint-Denis. 

  • Naïma Yahi, historian, specialist in the cultural history of migrants, assistant director of the Villes des musiques du monde society.

  • Claire Zalc, historian, specialist in migration. Director of the GLOBAL division at the Convergence Institute Migrations (ICM).