Vincent Dubois is a sociologist and researcher in political science. He completed his PhD in political science by the University of Lyon in 1994. He was an honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France (2007-2012), member Florence Gould of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, USA (2012-2013). He was an associate researcher at the Centre Européen de Sociologie et Science Politique (Paris) and the Institut d’Études Avancées (Paris) at the University of Strasbourg (2014-2016). He received the CNRS bronze medal in 2001.
He is currently Professor at the Institut d'Études Politiques of the University of Strasbourg, where he is the director of the master of Sciences Sociales du Politique and he is a member of the SAGE (UMR CNRS) laboratory. He investigates in the domain of sociology and cultural policies, linguistic policies, the public treatment of misery and, in a general way, the sociology of public action.
His research on cultural policies and the autonomy of cultural actors - especially at the level of artistic creation - is based on fieldwork in musical communities.
He has published more than 70 articles in scientific journals and he is the author of eight books, among them:
- Les mondes de l’harmonie. Enquête sur une pratique musicale amateur (com J.-M. Méon e E. Pierru), Paris, La Dispute, 2009;
- La politique culturelle, Paris, Belin, 2012;
- Le politique, l’artiste et le gestionnaire, Bellecombe, Croquant, 2012;
- La culture comme vocation, Paris, Raisons d’Agir, 2013;
- The Sociology of Wind Bands. Amateur Music Between Cultural Domination and Autonomy, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2013 (en coll.).