Research Programs
Governance and economic organizations program : Knowledge, science, and expertise program


Project : Marketing practices and ageing populations to avoid financial misselling, directed by J. Lazarus & S. Rozier, (IRISSO), with Cl. Deville & S. Thine (march 2020- march 2022)

The Jeanne Lazarus's research looks at the construction of the relationship between citizens and monetary institutions in developed countries, in the context of the financialization of the economy and daily life.
Collective protection is dwindling, while individuals’ finances are increasingly risky and linked to the stock market. The sociology of money provides the over-arching framework for her work, and she aims to delineate a moral sociology of financialization and propose a sociology of the state in relation to financial markets, by reconstructing the institutional and political frameworks in which individuals make financial choices.

The Jeanne Lazarus's Ph.D. dissertation dealt with the social consequences of mass bankarization: since 1966, when banks opened their doors to the general public, having a bank account has become an essential part of a normal social life.
By using a political and moral sociological approach, Jeanne Lazarus analyzed the trials that bank clients must undergo, the criteria of which are at times unclear and contradictory because of the underlying conflict at the root of French banking: these banks provide a monetary framework for the people they serve while also acting as marketplaces themselves.
This research led her to work in two directions: she delved into the effects of bankarization on the consumption and monetary practices of the impoverished, and she worked to broaden the theoretical scope of the sociology of money.

In the coming years, Jeanne Lazarus hope to extend the reach of this research with the goal of discerning the chain that links individual monetary practices to public policy and financial institution strategies.
First and foremost, she is curious about the way European and French public policies create a framework for a “responsible” financial market for individuals, in particular via financial education programs, directives, and regulations regarding the commercialization of exchange-traded products and credit. Secondly, she would like to take a bottom-up perspective on public economic socialization, by looking at the work of social workers who specialize in economic matters.

Co-direction at the EHESS of a seminar titled “Sociology of predictions and forecasts” with Arnaud Esquerre and Thomas Angletti (2011-2012).

Co-direction at the EHESS of a seminar titled “Ordinary economic calculations and banking interactions” with Laure Lacan, Gilles Laferté, and Ana Perrin-Heredia (2011-2012).

Assistant professor, in charge of preparing students to sit the accreditation exam for becoming a Social and Economic Sciences teacher at the high school level, University of Paris 8 (2009-2010).

Teaching assistant, sociology (2004-2009).

High school Social and Economic Sciences teacher (2002-2004).

Alternate member of the "Conseil Académique de l'Université de Sorbonne - Paris - Cité" (2015)

Member of the editorial board of the review Sociologie

Member of the editorial board of La vie des idées.

Ph.D. in sociology from the EHESS, under the direction of Luc Boltanski (2009).

Master’s in sociology from the EHESS (2004).

Accreditation to teach Social and Economic Sciences at the high school level (agrégation) (2002).

Bachelor’s degree, Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris (2001).

"Financial literacy education. A Questionable Answer to the Financialization of Everyday Life", February, 2020.

Compte rendu de Caitlin Zaloom (2019), Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost, 2020.

" Luc Boltanski et Jean-Claude Chamboredon, sous la direction de Pierre Bourdieu, La banque et sa clientèle. Éléments d’une sociologie du crédit (1963) Présentation d’extraits d’un document", July 2019.

Comportement correct exigé. Economie comportementale et gouvernement des conduites, November 2018.

Le biais comportementaliste
Le biais comportementaliste, 2018.

"Knitting together Finance and our Daily lives. Perspectives from the Social Sciences", September, 2018.

Le crédit dans la société salariale et dans la sociologie. A propos de la Banque et sa Clientèle (Bourdieu, Boltanski, Chamboredon, 1963), 2018.

"Évaluateurs et bâtisseurs. Les inspecteurs généraux et la production de l’action publique", 2018.

"Consommer pour faire partie de la société", 2018.

"Pauvreté et rationalité du luxe", 2018.

"Pauvreté et rationalité du luxe", 2018.

"Toward a relational sociology of credit: an exploration of the French literature", 2018.

"About the universality of a concept. Is there a financialization of daily life in France?", April 2017.

Money in the USA, 2017.

Redéfinir les frontières du surendettement : quel problème pour quel public ?, 2016.

"The issue of financial literacy: Low finance", Economic Sociology - the European Electronic Newsletter, July 2016.

"Gouverner les conduites par l'éducation financière : l'ascension de la financial literacy", Presses de Sciences Po, May, 2016.

"Le tissage de notre vie quotidienne et de la finance", Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, March, 2016.

"L'argent de Christophe Tarkos", Cahier critique de poésie, October 2015.

"Les pratiques monétaires des ménages au prisme de la financiarisation", Critique internationale, October 2015.

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