Alexandre Diallo is a lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Alexandre earned a PhD in Sociology at the French School for Social Sciences (EHESS) in September 2018. His PhD dissertation examined whether French people accepted movie star’s and football star’s earnings. To do so, he used both qualitative and quantitative methods, working with a total sample of 59 interviewees and conducting 55 semi-structured interviews. The quantitative part of his research consisted of a statistical analysis using multiple data sources (INSEE, WID, annual pundit surveys…), in order to provide an account of the evolution of movie and football stars’ earnings, in relation to the general evolution of incomes and incomes in the top percentiles (top 1%, top 0.1%, top 0.01%, and top 0.001%).
Before joining the Department of Media and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam, Alexandre was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University Paris 1 Panthéon La Sorbonne. He has taught research-led courses at Sciences Po Paris, AgroParisTech and Paris Sciences et Lettres to graduate (and undergraduate) students.
Alexandre’s research interest lie in the study of consumers’ demand for Entertainment (sport, TV series, cinema).
Outside, Alexandre is a member of two think tanks (Sport and Citizenship, L’Observatoire des images), for which he has co-written publications and taken part in public debates on gender inequality and racism. Alexandre is also an art critic, contributing regularly for French literary journal Revue Esprit.
Alexandre holds an MPhil in International Economics at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a Master in Management from ESCP and an MPhil in Social Sciences from EHESS.