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I earned my Ph.D. in Demography and Social Sciences from the EHESS (École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales - Paris) in 1999 and entered CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in 2000. In 2012, I earned my full Professorship (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches -HDR) in Demography and Social Sciences. The title of my HDR’s dissertation was: “Understanding the Socio-Political Change Through the Prism of Demography”. In October 2019, I joined the Centre for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan and Central Asian Studies (CETOBaC).


Research themes

My research investigates the relationship between demographic changes and socio-political transformations, especially relying on the case of Iran. This approach consists in analyzing demographic phenomena by putting them in relation to their context, in the historical, social, economic, and political perspective. It is from this reflection on the relationship between demography and politics, and the perspectives they open up to understand social behaviors that I have defined my methodological approach. I have conducted several research projects on women and youth as new protagonists of political change in Iran, family and solidarity networks, social policy, immigration policy, political elections and population’s political horizon in Iran. I recently started working on a new research program entitled: From Global to Local: The Disturbing Future of the Islamic Republic of Iran.


Journal articles1 document

  • Marie Ladier-Fouladi. En Iran, une société paralysée. Esprit (Paris, France : 1932), Editions Esprit, 2018. ⟨hal-02353581⟩

Book sections2 documents

  • Marie Ladier-Fouladi. Les systèmes de retraite en Iran face au défi du vieillissement à venir. Valérie Golaz et Muriel Sajoux. Les politiques publiques face aux réalités plurielles de la vieillesse dans les pays du Sud, pp.265-285, 2018, Les Impromptus du LPED, 979-10-96763-06-1. ⟨hal-02346306v1⟩
  • Marie Ladier-Fouladi. Introduction. Iran Un monde de paradoxe, L'Atalante, pp.9-16, 2009, Comme un accordéon, 978-2-84172-398-0. ⟨hal-02346215⟩

Other publications1 document

  • Marie Ladier-Fouladi. ‫Jamiyat va siyâsat dar iran az machrouteh ta joumhouriy-e eslami. 2014, pp.322. ⟨hal-02353561⟩

Lectures1 document

  • Marie Ladier-Fouladi. Institutional Arrangements between Religion and Politics, Hybrid Political System: The case of Islamic Republic of Iran. Master. MOBILIZATION AND PARTICIPATION IN HYBRID REGIMES COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES, Sciences Po - Paris, France. 2015, pp.9. ⟨hal-02471634⟩