Saint Petersburg State University; Associate Fellow at the Centre Emile Durkheim for Comparative Sociology and Political Science. • Lecturer

Lecturer at Saint Petersburg State University (Russian Federation); Associate Fellow at the Centre Emile Durkheim for comparative sociology and political science (France). Julie Patarin-Jossec holds a PhD in Political Sociology from the University of Bordeaux (France) and is a lecturer in Politics at the Saint Petersburg State University (Russia). Her dissertation, the first ethnographic research of the International Space Station, emphasized the role of human spaceflight (including the international astronaut training, scientific cooperation, and the development of space industries) in the construction of post-Soviet Europe. This research included participant observation in European and Russian control centres, analysis of the ESA, CNES and Soviet Academy of Science archives, and over 180 interviews with astronauts/cosmonauts, space agencies representatives, and space scientists. More recently, she has developed visually engaged methodologies (e.g., conceptual photography and documentary filmmaking), using audiovisual practices as research methods on space politics, a platform to circulate academic knowledge, and an educational tool in her teaching. In addition to her forthcoming book, Manufacturing the Astronaut: An Earthly Ethnography of the International Space Station (est. Summer 2021), her research has been published in various peer-reviewed journals in European and Russian Politics, International Relations, Anthropology and Visual Studies. She has also extensively published in magazines and media (Strelka Magazine, Le Monde, etc.) as part of her commitment to outreach and public dissemination. Her research has been granted fundings from European and French institutions (e.g., the European Union, the French Ministry of High Education and Scientific Research), in addition to research institutions in Russia and South Africa. Among other collaborative projects and international working groups under her leadership, she chairs the IAF “Space Habitats” Technical Committee, founded in 2020.