Dr Pier Luc Dupont Picard

Dr Pier Luc Dupont Picard

Dr Pier Luc Dupont Picard
Research Associate

1.1, 10 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
(See a map)


Telephone Number (0117) 954 5565

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Personal profile

Research Associate within the Horizon 2020 project ETHOS - Toward a European theory of justice and fairness, under the supervision of Professor Bridget Anderson. Coordinator of the Migration Mobilities Bristol research challenge on Bodies, Borders, Justice. I hold a PhD in Human Rights, Democracy and International Justice (University of Valencia), an MSc in Migration Studies (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Catholic University of Lille, University of Valencia) and a BA in International Studies and Modern Languages (Laval University). In 2015 and 2016 I was a visiting academic at the University of Oxford Centre on Migration, Policy and Society and the University of Montreal Centre d’Études Ethniques des Universités Montréalaises.


My work is mainly driven by the aim of developing institutional tools to address the sources of inequality, with a special emphasis on racial and other discriminations. Since 2017, as part of the EU-funded ETHOS project (ethos-europe.eu), I have conducted UK and comparative studies on the structural determinants of socioeconomic precarity; the political representation of minorities; the legal protection of the rights to housing, education and vote; and the discursive construction of justice in debates around Grenfell Tower, the education of Muslims and the commemoration of British history. My doctoral research, supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education, examined the interplay between internationally recognised rights to education and non-discrimination, public policies and attitudes toward ethnic minorities in the European context. From 2013 to 2017 I participated in the MULTIHURI project on human rights and cultural diversity (www.multihuri.com) led by the University of Valencia Human Rights Institute.


I have taught undergraduate courses in legal theory, human rights and immigration policy in the University of Valencia Department of Legal and Political Philosophy.

Fields of interest

Legal & political theory; human rights; anti-discrimination law; intergroup relations; sociology of work; cultural diversity; cultural & education policy; mobility & citizenship

Key publications

  1. Dupont, PL, 2018, ‘Perpetuating Anti-Muslim Discrimination through the Interpretation of Religious Equality in the European Court of Human Rights’. Journal of Muslims in Europe, vol 7., pp. 27-46
  2. Dupont, PL, 2017, ‘The inclusion of non-western artistic traditions in cultural policy: Contrasting social justice and public diplomacy approaches’. Crossings, vol 8., pp. 49-65
  3. Dupont, P-L, 2016, ‘Theorising the (de)construction of ethnic stigma in compulsory education’. University of Oxford Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, pp. 1-32
  4. Dupont, P-L, 2016, ‘Human Rights and Substantive Equality in the Adjudication of Ethnic Practices’. Nordic Journal of Human Rights, vol 34., pp. 289-313
  5. Dupont, P-L, 2015, ‘¿Reconocimiento o antidiscriminación? Una síntesis jurídico-política’. Derechos y Libertades, vol 32., pp. 239-274

Latest publications

  1. Dupont, P-L, 2019, ‘The right to education for disabled persons and religious minorities: UK report’., pp. 1-32
  2. Dupont, P-L, 2019, ‘The right to vote for disabled persons and citizens living abroad: UK report’., pp. 1-32
  3. Dupont, P-L, 2019, ‘The right to housing for disabled persons and refugees: UK report’., pp. 1-43
  4. Dupont, P-L, 2018, ‘Arguments socio-juridiques pour l'interdiction des politiques de travailleur migrant’. in: Leila Celis, Victor Alexandre Reyes Bruneau (eds) Immigration, diversité ethnoculturelle et citoyenneté. Université du Québec à Montréal, CRIEC, Montreal, pp. 55-75
  5. Dupont, P-L, 2018, ‘Political discourses on educational justice and Muslims in the UK’., pp. 1-71

Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

Edit this profile If you are Dr Pier Luc Dupont Picard, you can edit this page. Login required.