Sébastien Oliveau

Ass. Professor
Université d'Aix-Marseille


Field of Study: Demography, Geography, Population and Development
Specialization: Population and Development, Spatial Analysis (and Geographic Information), Urbanization
Regional focus: Western Europe, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South Asia
Education: Habilitation, Aix-Marseille Université, Geography, 2011
Working languages: French
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Head of PROGEDO (http://progedo.fr) The French National Data Infrastructure for Social Sciences

« Maître de conférences » (Ass. Prof.) at the University of Aix-Marseille (France).

Habilitation (2011) from Aix-Marseille University

Ph.D. in Geography (2004) from University Panthéon-Sorbonne

B.A. (1997) and Master Degree (1999) in Geography and Development Studies from Nanterre University

Guest professor at Hanoï University, Vietnam (2012), at Xinjiang University, China (2013), at Haïti University in Limonade, Haïti (2014) and at Vienna University (2017).

I conduct researches in various themes (demography, vulnerability, urbanisation) in different countries (India, Senegal, Mediterranea, France), using spatial analysis methods.

In 2010 I co-founded the Mediterranean Demographic Observatory (http:/demomed.org) with my demographer colleague Dr. Isabelle Blöss-Widmer.…


Oliveau S., Larue Q., Doignon, Y., Blöss-Widmer, I., (2019), "Mapping foreign nationals in Spain: an exploratory approach at local level", Genus. Journal of Population Sciences, 75:5 https://doi.org/10.1186/s41118-018-0047-5

Oliveau S., Doignon Y., (2019), "Is the French diagonal emptying? An exploratory spatial analysis of demographic decrease in France for the past 50 years", Cybergeo. https://doi.org/10.4000/cybergeo.31641

Guilmoto, C.Z., Oliveau, S., (2018), « Population distribution », in  Zhao, Z., Hayes, C., Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography, Routledge, pp. 268-284.

Blöss, T. (Ed.), Ambrosetti, E., Blöss-Widmer, I., Pagès, M., Oliveau, S., (2017), Ageing, Lifestyles and Economic Crises: The New People of the Mediterranean, Routledge, 328 p.

Borderon M., Oliveau S., (2016), « Vulnérabilités sociales et changement d'échelle. L’espace compte ! », Espace, Populations, Sociétés, Volume 2016/3 https://doi.org/10.4000/eps.7012