photographie de Milan


PhD student at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – Panthéon Sorbonne
Temporary teaching and research associate (ATER) at Université Paris X – Nanterre

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, UMR Géographie – Cités


milan.bonte ( at )

Research topics
Social geography
Urban geography
Space and discriminations
Geography of gender, feminist geography
Trans studies, queer geographies

Géographie-cités • Campus Condorcet
5 cours des Humanités 93322 Aubervilliers cedex

Milan Bonté is a PhD candidate in the P.A.R.I.S team of the UMR Géographie-Cités.

His work focuses on the accessibility of metropolitan public spaces to trans people in France and the United-Kingdom. The role of urban policies in the accessibility of public spaces to trans people is highlighted through a comparison between Paris and Rennes (France) and the London (UK). The mechanisms of construction of gender norms governing the practices and representations of public spaces are studied under the prism of gender change. How do we end up changing our practices and representations of public spaces when we change our gender?


2017 – present PhD in Geography, University of Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, “Public spaces and trans people: negotiating one’s place in an heteronormative space in Paris, Rennes and London”, under the supervision of Pr. Nadine Cattan.

2014 – 2017 Magistère and master’s degree in urban planning, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – Panthéon Sorbonne.

2015 Bachelor’s degree in geography, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – Panthéon Sorbonne.


2021-2022 Temporary teaching and research associate, université Paris X – Nanterre.

  • Space and discriminations, Bachelor Degree 2, 48h
  • Topographic map commentary and training for future teachers, BD3, 24h
  • GIS (vector), BD3, 48h
  • GIS (raster), BD3, 48h
  • Rural spaces in an urban world, BD1, 38h

2017-2021 Doctoral contract, université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne.

  • Professions and projects (training for entering the job market), Masters 2 Urbanisme, 24h
  • Initiation to GIS, BD3, 50h
  • Spatial analysis (theory of quantitative geography), BD3, 14h
  • Globalisation and territories, BD2, 3x24h
  • Territorial analysis, BD1, 24h
  • Statistics applied to geography, BD1, 24h
  • Statistics and mapping, BD1, 2x24h


Journal articles

BONTÉ Milan, 2021. “Investigating trans people in geography. Participatory methods to address overstudy issues?”, Annales de géographie, Armand Colin, Special issue: The challenges of overstudy in social sciences, 6/2021 (742). Online.

Book chapters

BONTÉ Milan, to be published. “Gender, Violence and Public Spaces in France and the United Kingdom: Contributions by Trans Studies to Feminist Geographies”, in BLIDON, Marianne and BRUNN, Stanley (eds), HANDBOOK OF THE CHANGING WORLD LGBTQ MAP, Springer.