Phd Student

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne


calixte.noemie ( at )

Research theme

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

While the issue of intimate partner violence (IPV) is increasingly present in the public debate, the daily experiences of those who live with it are still poorly understood. This PhD project seeks to examine the phenomenon of IPV from a spatial point of view, by questioning the mobility of the women who experience it, as well as the spatial strategies put in place by the perpetrators to assert their control, and by the victims to avoid it. Rather than a static conception of violence, limited to the home, it is the spatial networks, produced and reproduced by these power relationships, that are at the heart of this research. I thus aim to examine the strategies of control, but also the strategies of escape that seem to be deployed in a combination of proximity and connectedness. The deployment of digital technologies, among others, invites us to go beyond a solely physical understanding of distance. By combining analyses of written conversations between women and support professionals, group interviews and individual interviews, this project aims to identify mobilities, but also to study the practices and representations of the different places, as well as the emotions associated with them, which contribute to their appropriation. The cross approach between Paris and Berlin will allow us to work on this violence in different contexts, thus allowing us to compare the phenomenon of violence with the habits and possibilities of mobility, but also with the public policies and NGOs in place.


Since 2021 PhD Candidate – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, “Mobilities, spatial strategies and power dynamics in heterosexual intimate partner violence (Paris/Berlin)” (working title), direction : Nadine CATTAN, Camille SCHMOLL

2021 Master Géoprisme – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

2018 Bachelor in Geography – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

2018 Bachelor in Philosophy – Université Montpellier 3 – Paul Valéry