Mail : brasseurph(at)gmail.com.
Doctor in sociology qualified as a lecturer in sociology and demography.
In my thesis, entitled L’invention de l’assistance sexuelle: socio-Histoire d’un problème public (The invention of sexual assistance: sociohistories of a public problem), I studied the structuring and implementation of a new public problem, sexual assistance for disabled people.
I analyze the logic of constructing the legitimacy of the public issue, its relationship with the socio-political history of disability in France, and the sense of the struggle and cooperation between institutions and professionals in the social and health fields.
I am currently extending these analyses of social policies on disability with an investigation into financing technical aids for disabled people (wheelchairs, hearing aids, and visual aids). This study is the first part of a larger research project on the social and political uses of disability and health policies in the fight against inequalities.
Finally, I have been involved in academic life since the beginning of my doctorate by sitting on national professional bodies (Association Française de Sociologie, elected a member of its local board, responsible for the “Professional Ethics” group), by organizing and leading seminars regularly (Young Researchers Disability; Sexuality and Epistemology), and by participating in the organization and implementation of various conferences and study days (« socio-economic approaches to sexuality »; « Sexual socialization »; « Health and sexuality »).
Afterward, I joined the University of Grenoble, and more specifically, the Pacte laboratory, for a research project on the economies of sexuality, particularly on the arrival of platforms specializing in the connection between clients and providers of a sexual service such as sex cam.
I worked on disability, another of my fields of expertise in sociology, particularly employment and technical aids.
Since then, I have been working on several themes: suicides during COVID and institutional violence toward disabled people.
I continue to study the economies of sexuality, particularly with Jean Finez and Anne-Sophie Béliard, by studying the workers and clients of these platforms.
Finally, for the last two years, I have been conducting an independent investigation into the economics and work of drag.
My pedagogical experience is based on a variety of courses aimed at different audiences (bachelor’s and master’s degrees; initial and continuing education; training in sociology, social work, and health care professionals), mostly with students in initial education from a wide range of high school programs, or continuing education, or continuing education.
In the bachelor’s degree program, I taught introductory courses on sociology, its authors, and its concepts, as well as studies on discovering and deepening sociological concepts, tools, and themes. Name a few: gender, health, disability, digital technology, and socioeconomics.
I teach sociology (general, disability, health, and sexuality) at different universities in France. For example, Paris 13, the University of Brest, the University of Grenoble, the University of Toulouse 2, and the University of Lille.
From a more collective perspective, I have been responsible for the RT28 « Recherches en sciences Sociales sur la sexualité » of the Association française de Sociologie (AFS) for four years, and I continue to be part of the board. I am also very involved in the French Sociology Association.
I have been a member of its executive committee for seven years and its restricted bureau for four years. I have also been editor-in-chief of its journal, Socio-logos, and I am now a member of its editorial board. Finally, I am at the origin of the creation of the AISLF’s « Sociology of Disability » Working Group.
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