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Dr Pier-Luc Dupont Picard

Lecturer in Identity Politics, Politics, Philosophy and International Relations

Email address

Office - 028
Ground Floor
James Callaghan
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Pier-Luc Dupont is a Lecturer in Identity Politics and Co-Director of Comparative Politics and Policy Research Centre at Swansea University. He is an interdisciplinary scholar of racism, diversity and human rights, with a particular interest in employment and education as social and political fields. His work is mainly driven by a will to expose the institutional sources of racial and other inequalities, as well as to theorise legal and political action toward social justice. His research has been published in various collective volumes and Scopus-indexed journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, Journal of Muslims in Europe, Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture, The Sociological Review, and Nordic Journal of Human Rights. His forthcoming book Anti-Racism, Multiculturalism and Human Rights is under contract with Palgrave. 

Pier-Luc holds an Honorary Research Associate position at the University of Bristol, where he has worked on large funded projects examining justice from the perspective of migrants and minorities (Horizon 2020 project ETHOS, 2017-2019), policy approaches to cultural diversity (HERA project PLURISPACE, 2020-2022), and the drivers of ethnic segregation and mixing (ESRC project Shared Spaces, 2022-2023). His doctoral research, conducted at the University of Valencia Human Rights Institute and supported by a four-year FPU scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education, examined the interplay between internationally recognised equality rights, public policies and racism in the European context.

Areas Of Expertise

  • The politics of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, class, disability & age
  • Anti-discrimination policy
  • Employment & education inequalities
  • Grassroots activism
  • Human rights law & institutions
  • Multiculturalism
  • Political theory
  • Qualitative methods

Career Highlights


Pier-Luc regularly collaborates with the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, led by Professor Tariq Modood at the University of Bristol, and the Centre on Social Interactions and Intergroup Relations (OxInteract), led by Professor Shelley McKeown Jones at the University of Oxford.