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 doctoral research, 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.
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) and at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan (February 2019 – August 2022). In particular, she conducted the qualitative fieldwork in France and in Germany, working more specifically on cooperatives supporting freelancers, on trade unions representing self-employed artists, and on grassroot groups of platform workers. 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, she was hosted in 2019 at the Re:Work International Research Center, Humboldt University, and in 2021 at the Marc Bloch Centre.
She is currently associate professor of Sociology at the Grenoble Alpes University, France.