Julien Larregue

Julien Larregue


Julien Larregue's research interests revolve around the production of scientific knowledge, the uses of quantification and the circulation of ideas across social fields and countries. He recently published a book on the contemporary return of biological theories of crime : Héréditaire. L’éternel retour des théories biologiques du crime, Paris, Éditions du Seuil, 2020.

He's currently pursuing two main research projects.

1) Knowledge hierarchies and careers in science (with Mathias Wullum Nielsen): the aim of this project is to undertand how symbolic hierarchies in scientific topics, methods or else theories, come to interact with extrascientific factors (including gender and social origins) to influence the professional career of Danish scientists within and outside academia.

2) Technologies of credibility. Resolving conflicts with science and quantification: the aim of this project is to understand how biological expertise (DNA, neuroscience, etc.) is mobilized by criminal courts and what is its influence on the professional practices and symbolic representations of lawyers and judges.

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