Ilka Vari-Lavoisier


Edition of special volumes:

2022     “Production and Diffusion of Miracle Mechanisms by the Development Industry: Travelling models confronted to Implementation Contexts”, with Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan, Revue internationale des études du développement, 248 (1).

2021     “Making Sense of One Another in Crossing Borders: Social Cognition and Migration Politics“, co-edited with Susan T. Fiske. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 697(1).

2016      “Social Remittances and the Changing Transnational Political Landscape” with Thomas Lacroix and Peggy Levitt, Comparative Migration Studies, 20(4).

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

2021 “Socio-Political Cognition: A Fresh Perspective on French Stereotypes,” with Susan T. Fiske, under review.

2021 Forecasting under Uncertainty: How Network Composition Shapes Future-Oriented Cognition. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2021;697(1):99-119.

2020 “Minds on the Move: Crossing Disciplines to Study Migrant Cognition,” Wires Cognitive Science

2019     “Collective Thinking in the Field: Distributed Cognition in Large-Scale Qualitative Research”, Ilka Vari-Lavoisier, Paolo Boccagni Milena Belloni, Sara Bonfanti, Aurora Massa, Luis-Eduardo Perez Murcia, and Alejandro Miranda Nieto, Espaces et Sociétés.

2019     “On the complexities of collaborative ethnography: Ethical and methodological insights from the HOMInG project“, Paolo Boccagni, Milena Belloni, Sara Bonfanti, Aurora Massa, Luis-Eduardo Perez Murcia, Alejandro Miranda and Ilka Vari-Lavoisier, Briefs on Methodological, Ethical and Epistemological Issues, IMISCOE, vol. 12.

2016    “The Economic Side of Social Remittances: How Money and Ideas circulate between Paris, Dakar, and New York”, Comparative Migration Studies, 4: 20.

2016    « Paris  –  Dakar  –  Bokidiawé  :  Retour  sur  une   aventure  collective transnationale », Flore Gubert, Sandrine Mesplé-Somps, Inssa Sané, and Ilka Vari-Lavoisier, n° 32.

2016 «Une invitation aux enquêtes transnationales. Retour sur le projet TIMME (Terrains Interdisciplinaires et Multi-sites : Migrations et Engagements)», E- Migrinter n° 14/2016

2011    «  Heurs  et  malheurs  des  chômeurs  créateurs  d’entreprises. De la complémentarité entre ethnographie et économétrie », Terrains et Travaux, vol. 2/2011 (n° 19), p. 121-139.

Book chapters:

2019  “Social Remittances : Interdisciplinary Approaches to Immaterial Circulations“, in The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development, dir. : Ronald Skeldon and Tanja Bastia, Routledge Editions.

2018    « Corruption et mobilités transnationales. Les migrants, acteurs du  changement ? », in Transnationalisme économique, social et politique dir. : Lisa Chauvet, Flore Gubert, Sandrine Mesplé-Somps & Thibault Jaulin, DeBoeck editions.

2015 “Stepping Back From Your Figures to Figure Out More: From Linguistic to Cognitive limits of Transnational Surveys” in Observing Protest from a Place: The World Social Forum in Dakardir.: Johanna Siméant, Marie-Emmanuelle Pommerolle & Isabelle Sommier, Amsterdam Univ. Press.

Working Papers:
2015     “Social Remittances as Mimetic Diffusion Processes: From Homophily to Imitation in Transnational Networks” Transnational Studies Initiative, Harvard University.

2014      “How Social Remittances Reshape Social Hierarchies.  Following Migrants’    Transfers between New York, Paris, and Dakar” Working Paper series, Center for Migration and Development, Princeton University.

2014     “The Circulation of Monies and Ideas between Paris, Dakar, and New York: The  Impact of Remittances on Corruption” Transnational Studies Initiative, Harvard University.

Work in Progress:
“Learning on the Move: a Comparative Approach to Ghanaian and Ivorian students’ Trajectories in he US, the UK, Nigeria, Ghana, and France.

“For a Cognitive Turn in Migration Studies: Setting the Agenda”.

“The Impact of Migration through the Lens of Economic Sociology: a Transnational and Interdisciplinary Approach to Economic Transfers” (submitted)

Journal articles:
Le legs des métissages, Le Monde diplomatique 2009/12 (n°669)
La cause de l’environnement, Le Monde diplomatique 2009/12 (n°669)
L’art d’être africain, Le Monde diplomatique 2009/12 (n°669)
Au nom des peuples, Le Monde diplomatique 2009/12 (n°669)
Des limites de l’urbanisme, Le Monde diplomatique 2008/8 (n°653)
Online: La santé en mal de statistiquesLe Monde diplomatique 2010