CNRS Research Fellow
Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin
International relations scholar
Mathias Delori (he/him, born in 1978) is a specialist of critical war, peace and security studies.
He is a CNRS associate research professor (chargé de recherche CNRS) at the Centre Emile Durkheim in Bordeaux (France) and the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin (Germany) where he co-chairs a research group on “The State, political norms and political conflicts”. Mathias completed his PhD at Sciences Po Grenoble (France) in 2008 and his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) at Paris 1 Sorbonne in 2020. He was also a research fellow or invited professor at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) in 2008/2009, the Université de Montréal (Canada) in 2009/2010, and the Colorado University in Boulder during the summers 2018, 2019 and 2020 (USA).
Mathias is also a member of the editorial boards of a number of academic book collections and journals including the Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, Cultures et Conflits, Political Anthropological Research on International Social Sciences (PARISS), and Deutsche-französische Perspektiven in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften.
On September 4th, 2013, French President François Hollande and German President Joachim Gauck visited Oradour-sur-Glane, a French martyr village of the Second World War whose population was massacred by an SS division during the Liberation. During the ceremony, the...
The Global War on Terror has killed or harmed far more innocent people than "terrorism" over the last twenty years. This observation has led some critical scholars to reverse the mainstream question on political violence. Instead of asking how and why some people...
Like most critical social scientists, Mathias is interested in how to produce scientific knowledge on the social world which would avoid the false promises of positivism. This has led him to investigate two questions: a) The false promises of positivism John Dryzek...
This issue of Lendemains magazine, co-edited by Mathias Delori and co. ocused on “Franco-German relations after 1990”, in other words on the legacy of the Cold War on relations between France and Germany.
In this short video, Mathias Delori explains his path to becoming a social science researcher and gives useful advice and suggestions for future social science researchers who are still at the beginning of their career.
I am the co-editor of the following special issue: Bigo D., L. Bonelli and M. Delori, Guerre et contre-terrorisme, Cultures & Conflits, 123/124 (3/4 2021), 2021.