Alexandre Tandé was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity. At the Institute, he worked on the “CityDiv” project, investigating in particular how French urban actors shape new dynamics of diversity. In the context of the “CityDiv” project, Alexandre conducted research on how urban cultural policies perceive and respond to the diversification of local populations, especially concerning migration. French public libraries are at the core of his research. At a time when public libraries are expanding their services and revising how they interact with the public, his research explores whether and to what extent migration-related diversity is part of these evolutions. Alexandre received his Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Université Lille 2 in 2013. His dissertation investigates the rise, meanings, and results of diversity as a new political objective within public policies originally aimed at combating discrimination in the labor market in Brussels. Alexandre studied political science and sociology in Rennes (IEP), Strasbourg (IEP), and Paris (Université Paris 7). Professionally, he also worked in the fields of migration, asylum, and diversity in both public and private organizations in France. His research interests also include the co-construction of public policies, organizational dynamics, and relationships between the state and economic actors. Currently, he works as a research associate at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a teacher of social sciences at the École Secondaire Plurielle Karreveld in Brussels.
- Cities and the challenge of diversity: a study in Germany and France · CityDiv (with Karen Schönwälder (project leader), Christian Jacobs, Christine Lang, Julia Martinez-Ariño, Michalis Moutselos, Maria Schiller and Lisa Szepan)