The teaching team of the MITRA Master's degree

Nicolas Martin-Breteau

University of Lille

Nicolas Martin-Breteau is a historian of the United States, a lecturer at the University of Lille and a member of the Centre d'études en civilisations langues et lettres étrangères (CECILLE).

As a Fulbright laureate, he has been a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland at College Park (2009-2010) and at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (2020).

His researches focus on African-American history and the history of racism.

The book based on his doctoral thesis on the political role of the sports community in African-American mobilization since the end of the 19th century, will soon be published by EHESS Publishing and Johns Hopkins University Press. He is currently working on a biography of W. E. B. Du Bois, a history of racial prejudice in the United States, and research on the Black Lives Matter movement. His critical translation of W. E. B. Du Bois' book, The Philadephia Negro (1899), was published in 2019 by Éditions La Découverte.

Sergiu Miscoiu

Babeș-Bolyai University

Sergiu Mişcoiu is a university professor in political science at the Faculty of European Studies of Babes-Bolyai University (UBB, Cluj-Napoca, Romania) and director of the Centre for International Cooperation of this university.

In 2006, he obtained a PhD in political science (at the University of Paris-Est) and a PhD in history (at the University Babes-Bolyai) for a thesis on national construction in Europe. Since October 2010, he has been qualified to direct research (HDR) at the University of Paris-Est, his habilitation thesis on populism captured by discourse theory. Since 2012, he has also been directing theses in political science at Babes-Bolyai University. From 2012 to 2016, he was at the head of the UBB's International Relations Department and since 2016, he has been the Director of the UBB International Cooperation Centre. He is also a member of the Research Team of the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de l'Etude du Politique (LIPHA) of the Université Paris-Est, Director of the Centre de Réussite Universitaire and the Centre d'Etudes Africaines of the Université Babes-Bolyai and Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Studia Europaea.

Her research topics are the theories of populism, radicalism and extremism and political transitions in the French-speaking countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Africa, which are treated in a comparative manner. He has written four books, edited and co-edited twenty other volumes and written fifty scientific articles.

Faculty of European Studies
Babes-Bolyai University
1 rue E. de Martonne 400090 Cluj-Napoca Romania
Phone office +40264 405 300 * 5972

Milena Doytcheva

University of Lille

Milena Doytcheva holds a PhD from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). She is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Lille.

Her instruction in undergraduate and graduate philosophy and sociology addresses issues of international migrationracismdiscriminationminority rights and citizenship.

Her research focuses on processes of regulating ethnicity through politics and public policy, including issues of diversity and non-discrimination, recognition and minority rights, inclusiveness, equity, especially in education and at work. She authored: Le Multiculturalisme (La Découverte, 2018); Politiques de la diversitéSociologie des discriminations et des politiques antidiscriminatoires au travail (PIE Peter Lang, 2015) ; Une discrimination positive à la française ? Ethnicité et territoire dans les politiques de la ville (La Découverte, 2007).

Mohammed ElHajji

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Mohammed ElHajji is Full Professor of the Doctoral Programmes in Communication and Culture (PPGCOM) and Social Psychology (EICOS) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Coordinator of the Community Communication Studies Laboratory of the same university (LECC), he is also thesis Director and Researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research of Brazil (CNPq). Coordinator of the Transnational Migration Forum and the Migration Research Symposium and specialist in Transnational Migration and Intercultural Communication.

Mohammed ElHajji

Cheikh Anta Diop University

Dr Pape Sakho is a geographer and researcher at the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences of the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar since 1996. He is currently Director of Studies at the Population Institute (IPDSR). Her work focuses on urbanization, urban mobility, internal and international migration and population/development issues in Africa and particularly in Senegal. In recent years, he has also taken a great interest in the relationship between the different temporalities and scales of mobility that guide him towards a new field, the re-territorialization through mobility in a globalized space in which African cities are increasingly integrated.


Mohammed ElHajji

University of Lille

As a doctor of political science at the IEP in Paris, I defended a thesis on the links between mobilization processes and identity building among the West Indies in France and Puerto Ricans in the United States. My current research has two main areas of focus. On the one hand, it is a historical sociology of the State in France and the United States from their Caribbean territories (French West Indies and Puerto Rico) and on the other hand, an analysis of the various issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States (with my colleague Nicolas Martin-Breteau). 

Personal website: Social and Political Dynamics in Overseas


Mohammed ElHajji

University College Cork

Senior Lecturer in French and Applied Linguistics, I teach a range of courses reflecting my areas of research specialisation in Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics and Canadian Studies. I am currently Chair of the Board of Applied Linguistics as well as Director of the BA International, and have previously served as Chair of the Board of Language & Cultural Studies.


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