Antoine Paccoud

LSE Fellow in Human Geography

Department of Geography and Environment


Antoine’s research is concerned with bringing human geography into conversation with the ideas of contemporary philosopher Alain Badiou, and in doing so, to show that this philosophy can be compatible with empirical social science. His PhD in Urban and Regional Planning (LSE, 2012) investigates Haussmann’s planning practice through the lens of Badiou’s philosophy, providing a new interpretation of the relation between Haussmann and property owners. And his recent work at LSE Cities| (2008–2013) was concerned with drawing lessons from Badiou’s notion of the world to evaluate current attempts at large-N city comparisons in light of recent debates in comparative urbanism.


  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Politics
  • Comparative Urbanism
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Alain Badiou


Selected recent publications:

Teaching Excellence Awards|

Geography & Environment academics take centre stage at Teaching Excellence Awards|

Four academics from the Department of Geography and Environment have been recognised for their outstanding contributions at the annual LSE Teaching Symposium. Dr Antoine Paccoud was selected ahead of over 460 nominees to win the Award for Inspirational Teaching, while Dr Richard Perkins and Dr Alice Evans were Highly Commended in their categories, and Dr Carmen Marchiori won a Major Review Award. Read more|.


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