Mathias DELORI

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Chargé de recherche CNRS

Centre Emile Durkheim

Sciences Po Bordeaux

11, Allée Ausone

F-33 607 PESSAC Cedex


+33 5 56 84 41 70

I studied for the most part at Sciences Po Grenoble. I completed my PhD there (2008), and then moved to Florence where I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European Univesity Institute from to 2008 to 2009. I then spent one year in Montreal for another post-doc (Université de Montréal, 2009-2010). I have been working since 2011 as an associate research professor (chargé de recherche CNRS) at the Centre Emile Durkheim of Sciences Bordeaux, France.


-    Since 2011: CNRS junior research professor (Chargé de recherché CNRS) at the Centre Emile Durkheim of Science Po Bordeaux, France
-    2010-2011: Max Weber visiting fellow at the European University Institute of Florence, Italy; lecturer at the Université Lyon II and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble, France 
-    2009-2010: Research Fellow (CERIUM fellowship) and lecturer at the Université de Montréal, Canada (under L. McFall and F. Mérand’s mentorship)
-    2008-2009: Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute of Florence (under P. Vennesson’s mentorship)
-    PhD in Political Science, University of Grenoble, France

-    2005-2007: lecturer and researcher (“Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche”) in Political Science, Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Grenoble, France
-    2002-2005: Research scholar (“Allocataire de recherche, ministère de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur”) in Political Science, Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Grenoble, France

Présentation des enseignements

Critical Approaches to International Relations

This 18 hour course (Master 1. Sciences Po Bordeaux) presents the "critical" theories of IR, i.e. those theories relying on post-positivist / self-reflexive epistemology. This includes some feminist and Marxist approaches and (all) the post-colonial and post-modernist theories of IR.

The Politics of European Security

This 18 hour course (Master 2. Sciences Po Bordeaux, since 2012) explains how Western European Countries have conceived of their security since 1945. It shows that three faces of enmity succeded each other (with some overlaps) : the so called « German problem », « Soviet threat », and « Islamic terrorism ». The course takes a special focus on France, Britain and the West-Germany. It analyzes how those three countries tried to deal with the aforementioned security problems.

Présentation des recherches

My researches straddle the fields of critical peace studies and critical war studies. I am currently coordinating a research network on the representations of the enemy in current Western wars.

Travaux sélectionnés


La réconciliation franco-allemande par la jeunesse (1871-2014). La généalogie, l’événement, l’histoire , Bruxelles : Peter Lang, 2016, 291p

Terrorisme, émotions et relations internationales. Essai d’actualité , Paris : Myriapode, 2015, 81p (ouvrage en co-édition avec Gilles Bertrand)

Le choix rationnel en sciences politiques. Débats critiques , Rennes : Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2009, 361p (ouvrage en co-édition avec Delphine Deschaux-Beaumes et Sabine Saurugger).

Special issues

« Études critiques de sécurité », in : Études Internationales, XLVI, 2-3, 2015 (direction de numéro spécial)

« Réconciliation franco-allemande : les oublis de la mémoire », in : Les Cahiers d’Histoire, Revue d’Histoire critique, n°100, 2007


Personnal website with most publications online