PhD students

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PhD student: Anthony Beudaert

phd-a-beudaertPhD student since September 2014 on disabled consumers.

My research under the supervision of Prof. Nil Özçağlar-Toulouse focuses on sensory disability.

Although disabled consumers are mainly studied through the lens of stigma, this research aims to deepen our understanding of the subjective and experiential aspects of their consumption.

As such, this research challenges disabled consumers’ vulnerability and aspires to go beyond the accessibility issues of the marketplace.

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PhD student: Nguyen Nhat Nguyen (completed)

phd-n-nhatnguyenPhD student from 2012 to 2016 on the influence of religion and post-communism ideology on Korean youth consumption.

He successfully defended his thesis in 2016 ‘Dynamique de l’interaction entre formes culturelles globales et locale : Étude ethnographique multi-site de la consommation musicale chez les jeunes Vietnamiens’.

As a 3rd year PhD candidate in marketing at University of Lille Nord de France / Skema business school under the supervision of Prof.

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PhD student: Ahmed Benmecheddal (completed)

phd-a-benmecheddalPhD student from 2012 to 2015 on social movements and consumption.

He successfully defended his Thesis on 11 December 2015 ‘Comprendre les actions militantes anticonsuméristes : une approche par la théorie des conventions’.

My research under the supervision of Prof. Nil Özcağlar-Toulouse focused on market dynamics, including market developments, and the influence of different actors (consumers, producers, marketers) in the formation of market structures. Drawing from sociological and anthropological concepts, I am particularly interested in the relationship between consumer movements and the marketplace.

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PhD student: Stéphanie Toussaint (completed)

phd-s-toussaintPhD student from 2012 to 2016 on the contextualisation of consumption places.

She successfully defended her Thesis in 2016 ‘Contextualization of Consumption Spaces: Collaborative Workplaces and Consumers’ Well-being’.

I have been a doctoral candidate at the IMMD-Université Lille 2 under the supervision of Prof. Nil Özçağlar-Toulouse and co-supervision with the Louvain School of Management (Université catholique de Louvain – Belgium). My research focused on various aspects of space and place consumption, by questioning the way they are accessed and experienced.

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PhD student: Hélène Gorge (completed)


PhD student from September 2011 to December 2014 on the consumption status of working poors. Hélène successfully completed her thesis, and received the highest honors for her defense.

My thesis under the supervision of Prof. Nil Özçağlar-Toulouse is entitled Belonging to the consumer society while being a working poor: A socio-historical approach of the construction of the poor consumer figure. It focuses on the construction of the poor consumer figure in France.

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