Mathilde Mondon-Navazo obtained a PhD degree at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 (France) and at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) in the frame of a co-tutorship. In her thesis, she analysed the hybrid situation of economically dependent self-employed workers, who combine a legal independence with an economic dependence upon a single client. She compared their working conditions and professional trajectories to understand the social significance of this emerging figure, in both the French and Brazilian contexts.
Mathilde has also taught Sociology and Qualitative methods in several French Universities, such as University Lille 2, University Paris 13, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, and she worked as adjunct lecturer (ATER) at the Department of Sociology of the Strasbourg University and at the Department of European studies of the University Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris 3 (France).
As a member of the SHARE team, she worked as postdoctoral researcher at the Work and Employment Relations Division of the Leeds University Business School (June 2018 - January 2019). Mathilde is currently postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan. In particular, she is conducting the qualitative fieldwork in France and in Germany and she recently worked more specifically on cooperatives supporting freelancers. During the fieldwork, she was hosted in Paris at the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire pour la Sociologie Économique (LISE), Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), both in 2018 and 2020. In Berlin, in 2019, she was hosted at the Re:Work International Research Center, Humboldt University. She co-authored (2020), with the other members of the team, the article ‘Hybrid Areas of Work Between Employment and Self-Employment: Emerging Challenges and Future Research Directions’ in the journal Frontiers in Sociology.