Etienne Ciapin is currently a Temporary Research and Teaching Assistant in sociology in Toulouse Jean Jaurès University, France and researcher at the Research Centre on Work Organizations and Policies (CERTOP - UMR 5044). He obtained his PhD in sociology and international relations with European joint supervision in 2018 after a trajectory marked by academic mobilities across Europe, including Bulgaria where he obtained a master's degree in political science and international relations (NBU) and then carried out thesis fieldwork. His thesis is available at https://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-01908542.
Etienne is also a qualified lecturer in Sociology. He is involved in research on borderland, globalization, mobilities and European issues. His analyses contain a joint approach in Sociology, Anthropology, Political Sciences and International Relations, focusing on Central and Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean world.