Emmanuel Charmillot

Emmanuel Charmillot works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratoire d'études des processus sociaux on a European project titled Life Strategies of Young Mobile in Ageing Societies (LYMAS), which explores the life trajectories of young mobile in different European regions characterized by the political, economic and social challenges of an aging population. 

Emmanuel received his PhD in 2023 at the Laboratoire d'études des processus sociaux and the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) – on the move at the University of Neuchâtel. Emmanuel’s thesis sheds ethnographic light on the small Swiss valley of Val-de-Travers, a region located in the canton of Neuchâtel, on the border with France. Inspired by critical and reflexive studies on migration, it proposes an in-depth analysis of the discourses and daily practices that participate in the construction of a local order in constant negotiation, at the interface of different forms of mobility and lived and situated experiences of peripherality.



Peer reviewed articles: 

Charmillot, Emmanuel. (2024). Interplay between representing ‘others’ and experiencing peripherality: ethnographic study in a Swiss valley. Identities, 1–20. DOI: 10.1080/1070289X.2024.2347781

Wyss, Anna, Janine Dahinden, Oliver Pedersen, Tania Zittoun, Emmanuel Charmillot (2023). Places and mobilities: Studying human movements using place as an entry point, Mobilities, DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2023.2235904

Charmillot, Emmanuel. (2023). (Im)moral Mobilities in a Swiss Borderland, Journal of Borderlands Studies, 38:5, 765-784, DOI: 10.1080/08865655.2021.1980734

Charmillot, Emmanuel, and Janine Dahinden. (2022). Mobilities, locality and place-making: understanding categories of (non-)membership in a peripheral valley, 17:3, 366-381, Mobilities, DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2021.1971054

Scientific report:

Charmillot Emmanuel et Janine Dahinden. (2023). Rapport scientifique des Assises de la cohésion sociale. Département de l’emploi et de la cohésion sociale du canton de Neuchâtel et Université de Neuchâtel, en ligne


Charmillot, Emmanuel. (2023). Exploring the social organization of difference at the interface of mobility and peripherality: Ethnographic study in a Swiss valley. Thèse de doctorat, Université de Neuchâtel, en ligne.

Charmillot, Emmanuel. (2017). La main d’œuvre étrangère dans l’agriculture suisse : rôles et enjeux. Mémoire de Master, Université de Neuchâtel, en ligne


Charmillot, Emmanuel, et Amandine Rey. (2023). Turbulences, 7 épisodes sur les défis personnels et les inégalités structurelles qui caractérisent l'accès à l'emploi, en partenariat avec le Département de l’emploi et de la cohésion sociale du canton de Neuchâtel, en ligne


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