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EA 4399 - Center for Research on the English Speaking World (CREW) - English version

Organization of the center

CREW (EA 4399) brings together three research centers which all work on English-speaking countries, historically and in the contemporary era. Their respective areas of research are as follows: 

  • Economic life and economics in the English-speaking world (CERVEPAS),
  • North American society and politics (CRAN),
  • British society and politics (CREC).
Areas in which all three centers combine their efforts :

  • democracy, politics and society (Axe 1),
  • information, media, representations on a global scale (Axe 2),
  • international and transnational relations, empire, exchanges (Axe 3).


Interdisciplinary approaches to the English-speaking world, from the 18th century to the present

  • Economics
  • History
  • Political science
  • Information and communication sciences
  • Sociology, ethnography


English-speaking world, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada, Commonwealth, empire, political culture, political communication, democracy, elections, government, regimes, governance, mobilisations, political parties, politics, political sociology, public policy, citizenship, multiculturalism, ethnic/racial relations, international relations, transnational relations, political economy, economic life, globalisation, enterprise, finance, trade relations, sociology, representation, systems of representation, intersectionality, journalism, media, digital networks.

Financed research projects

  • Management of international projects/economics - Projet Sorbonne Paris Cité  (SPC) in partnership with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Politécnica - MBA Gestão de projetos

The program aims to foster new collaboration in higher education and research between Brazil and France.

A 3-year research project aiming to explore the writing of history from the margins, starting with the case of African Americans from the early 19th century to the 1960s, using little-explored sources from literature, theater, the arts, practical book ; seeks also to renew approaches to slave narratives.

A comparative contemporary exploration of city governement in Asia and Europe, in the context of increasingly diverse and multicultural societies and yet and rising inequalities and high levels of economic and political turbulence. The project seeks through workshops to explore conceptual frameworks for identifying and explaining the rise of progressive cities.  The program further aims to initiate a more durable collaboration between NUS and Université Paris-Sorbonne Nouvelle.

This project, involving field work in several sites in the UK and the US, examines the effects of securitization (in law enforcement, political discourse, border controls etc.) on migrants’ – and their descendants’ – perceptions of being defined as a threat and their responses in terms of political mobilization of various types and in varying degrees.

TRANSLIT explores the socio-technical, political, economic and educational implications of emerging transliteracy, focusing on different types of events where situations of transliteracy occur. Its research program brings together four recognized research centers in the humanities. It aims to produce results useful in the industrial, political and educational spheres and will set these results in a comparative framework, in particular between French-speaking and English-speaking areas.

This project, bringing together research teams from three Sorbonne Paris Cité universities – Sciences Po Paris, Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 et Paris Diderot - Paris 7 – aims to compare the modes of governance in London and Paris and their effects over time, employing refined techniques for measuring the effects of public policy as well as examining the hidden face of governance, that is, areas not included in its sphere.

  • UNESCO Chair « Navigating the future (savoir devenir) in sustainable digital development: mastering information cultures »

A programme seeking, with UNESCO support, to develop innovative projects of transliteracy.

  • European project in the category « Innovation and competitivity »,  ECO (E-learning, Communication and Open Data), for the creation of MOOCs

The program, piloted by Prof. Divina Frau-Meigs, proposes to create MOOCs of a special type known as sMOOCs or social MOOCs, and to place them on the Eurpoean platforme OPENMOOC.

Contact us

CREW - Center for Research on the English-speaking World - EA 4399

Human sciences and humanities


Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Maison de la Recherche
Bureau A111
4, rue des Irlandais
75005 PARIS

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The school of doctoral studies (Ecole doctorale) to which CREW belongs is identified as ED 514 - EDEAGE - Etudes Anglophones, Germanophones et Européennes



Transdisciplinary and diachronic approaches to the English-speaking world (from the 18th to the 21th century)

mise à jour le 2 octobre 2018