Beth Epstein is interviewed in relation to her ISRF Mid-Career Fellowship. She talks about her research on the ways that notions of diversity are articulated in French urban areas, as well as the role of the social scientist.
BETH EPSTEIN, NYU PARIS
ISRF Mid-Career Fellow 2019
Interviewed by Lars Cornelissen
Dr Beth Epstein
Academic Director, NYU Paris
Beth Epstein’s research focuses on intersections in the history and meaning of race and “difference” between France and the United States, and the way these relate to the perception of troubles in the French banlieue. She also examines questions of civic life, and the way these are inflected through urban policy and practice in France.