Pierre-Antoine Chardel is Full Professor of Social Sciences and Ethics, heads the interdisciplinary research team ETHOS (Ethics, Technologies, Humans, Organizations, Society) at Institute Mines-Telecom Business School (IMT-BS) and Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Contemporary Anthropology (IIAC) of National Center for Scientific Research and School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (CNRS/ EHESS).
He received a master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Paris (University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense) in 1995, a master’s degree in History and Civilizations in 1996 and a PhD in philosophy and social sciences in 2000 from School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS – Paris, France) and Laval University (Faculty of philosophy – Québec, Canada) and his “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” (HDR) in Social Sciences at Paris Descartes University (Faculty of Social and Human Sciences – Sorbonne) in 2012.
He has taught for many years at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Paris Descartes University (Faculty of Social and Human Sciences – Sorbonne ), New York University in Paris, Stanford University (Stanford Program in Paris), Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design (ESAD de Reims), and the Collège International de Philosophie (Paris).
His research interests focus on a wide range of topics in social philosophy, philosophy of technology and critical sociology, critical theory including the ethical and socio-philosophical implications of digital technologies (Privacy, Digital Networks, Big data, Internet of things, technologies of surveillance, cyber-surveillance, etc.).
He is the scientific coordinator of LASCO IdeaLab (Laboratory Meaning and Understanding of the Contemporary World), co-founder and co-host of the Chair Values and Policies of Personal Information at IMT, and Member of the scientific committee of the Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design (ESAD) of Reims (France).
He was Visiting scholar at New York University (NYU), Department of French Studies, New York City (USA) in 2008-2009, Visiting Professor at Universidad Federale do Parà, Belém (Brazil) in November 2014 and, more recently, Visiting scholar at Villanova University (USA), Department of Philosophy in January 2016 and Invited Speaker at Centre Ethics and Law, Aarhus University, Campus Copenhagen (Danemark) in October 2016. He is board member (Vice-President) of International Research Program « Eco-Ethica », Tomonobu Imamichi Institute for Eco-ethica (Tokyo), and member of research program “Networks, Knowledge, Territories” at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS rue d’Ulm), Paris (France).
He has published and edited ten books, including: Zygmunt Bauman. Les illusions perdues de la modernité, Paris, CNRS Editions, 2013 ; Politiques sécuritaires et surveillance numérique, Paris, CNRS Editions, 2014 ; Ecologies sociales. Le souci du commun (Co-edited with Bernard Reber), Lyon, Parangon, 2014 ; Espaces publics et reconstruction du politique (Co-edited with Brigitte Frelat-Kahn et Jan Spurk), Paris, Presses des Mines, 2015 ; Datalogie. Formes et imaginaires du numérique, Co-edited with Olaf Avenati, Paris, Editions LOCO, 2016 ; L’empire du signal. De l’écrit aux écrans, Paris, CNRS Editions, Forthcoming.