Thomas Perrin is associate professor in regional planning and social sciences at the School of architecture of Montpellier, and in the research centre TVES, University of Lille. Previously, Perrin worked for the French Ministry of Culture, French cultural networks abroad (Morocco, Chad) and the University of Toulouse. In 2011, Perrin won the Mark Schuster Prize on comparative cultural policies and received a merit prize for the EU Committee of the Regions’ Doctoral Thesis Competition. He was awarded “Chercheur novélisé” by the Toulouse City Council in 2012.
Perrin is a specialist of European studies, particularly concerning cultural policies, regionalism and territorial cooperation. His works are published in various journals and books and he has been involved in different international and European research projects. He co-supervised the Jean Monnet project Eurégio-Regions and Regionalism in the European Union and is a member of the Jean Monnet network CECCUT that deals with European capitals of culture in cross border areas.