Charlotte Cavaillé

Former IAST Research Fellow


I study comparative politics and the political economy of advanced capitalist countries. My current research stems from a long standing interest in the social and political processes behind the emergence, expansion and transformation of what T.H.Marshall called “social rights.” In my dissertation, I examine changes in mass attitudes toward redistributive social policies in advanced capitalist economies. My other research interests include the study of American politics in a comparative perspective, with a focus on the political consequences of growing income inequality and the analysis of social policy reform, especially in Continental Europe. In the past, I have also done research in the UK and France on state policy towards Muslim minorities. I grew up in France and graduates from Sciences Po Paris in 2008. I received my Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy from Harvard University in 2014.