Véronique Mottier is a Fellow and Director of Studies at Jesus College, University of Cambridge (since 1999) & Professor in Sociology at the University of Lausanne (since 2006).
Having grown up in Tunisia and the Netherlands, she currently divides her time between the UK and Switzerland. She received a Certificat D’études Françaises Modernes and studied two degrees concurrently in Political Science (BA & M.A) and Sociology (BA) at the University of Geneva. She obtained a Ph.D in Sociology from the University of Cambridge (Clare College) in 1998, supervised by Anthony Giddens. She was Junior Lecturer (1989-93) and ‘Maître-Assistante’ (1997-1999) in Political Theory at the University of Geneva; Visiting Researcher at King’s College, Cambridge (1993-1994); temporary University Lecturer in Sociology at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge (1999-2002); and SNF Research Professor in Politics and Sociology, Institut d’Etudes Politiques et Internationales, University of Lausanne (2002-2006). She has taught summer courses in Discourse Theory and Analysis at the ECPR Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection at the University of Essex (1999-2006), the European University Institute in Florence (2001-2006), the Swiss PhD Summer School in Advanced Methods in the Social Sciences in Lugano (since 1999-). She has also delivered guest lectures at many other universities, including Amsterdam, Basel, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dundee, Johannesburg, Leeds, Lille, Loughborough, Luzern, Maastricht UCM, Neuchâtel, Oxford, Pretoria, Pune (India), Roskilde, UCL, and Zürich.