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Thomas Perrin

Lecturer (maître de conférences) at University of Lille 1 / research centre TVES

Université Lille1 – Sciences et Technologies
UFR de Géographie et Aménagement
Avenue Paul Langevin
59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France
Tél : +33 (0)6 51 21 25 83



Thomas Perrin is lecturer at the Univerity of Lille 1 / research centre TVES. He is also associated to PACTE - CNRS research centre, University of Grenoble (Policies, Politics and Territories Research Center) and to the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona. He worked for the French Ministry of Culture and cultural network abroad (Morocco, Chad) and has been an assistant at Toulouse University from 2005.

He completed a Master in intercultural relations at Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle University in 2001. Before that, he spent a year at the School of European Studies, Sussex University, as an undergraduate student. Thomas gained in 2010 a PhD in political science from Institut d’Études Politiques, University of Grenoble, with a thesis which deals with cultural policy and cooperation in Euroregions : "Culture et eurorégions - enjeux institutionnels de l'action culturelle eurorégionale". In 2011, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University Institute of European Studies of Barcelona (IUEE).

Thomas won in 2011 the first Mark Schuster Prize, which aims to recognise the best recently published paper on comparative cultural policies presented by a young researcher. He also received a merit prize for the EU Committee of the Regions’ Doctoral Thesis Competition 2011.

His research and teaching deal with cultural policy and cultural relations and cooperation, in particular - but not only - at a European, Euro-regional and regional scales. He is a part-time lecturer since 2008 at Champollion University (Albi) and gives lectures in other institutions (Paris 8 University, Lyon University, La Rochelle University, SciencesPo Paris...).