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 was particularly interested in the relationship between consumer movements and the marketplace. How is activism structured? What is the underlying structure of what makes these different institutions and individual types of behaviours possible?

Ahmed is now Assistant professor at Lille University.