PhD students

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PhD student: Anthony Beudaert [completed]

phd-a-beudaertPhD student from 2014 to 2018 on disabled consumers, he successfully defended his thesis « Vers une meilleure compréhension du vécu du consommateur en situation de handicap sensoriel » in 2018 and was finalist for Best PhD of the French Marketing Association Award.

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

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

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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. Nil Özçaglar-Toulouse, as well as a personal fan of Korean popular music (K-Pop), I investigated the empowerment of K-Pop which is considered as “dominated” by American pop music (A-Pop).

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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 was 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, received the highest honors for her defense and several awards (ACR Steth PhD Award 2014, Best PhD dissertation for Doctoral Collegium North of France 2015).

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

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