Steering Committee

A scientific steering committee oversees the Chair’s strategic direction. The committee meets annu-ally as a jury to award the dissertation prize, and as needed to review applications for awarding the doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships.


The steering committee was chaired by Anne-Marie Turcan-Verkerk until December 2019.
Clélia Zernik, Professor of Esthetics at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, takes up her mandate as President of the Steering Committee of the Beauty Chair(s) on 4 December 2019.

Members of the Steering Committee

Kaouther Adimi, author. Program supervisor for the L’Oréal Foundation.

Rémi Carminati, Professor of physics, ESPCI/PSL, Institut Langevin.

Claudine Cohen, Research Director at EHESS and EPHE/PSL, historian and philosopher of science, paleoanthropologist.

François Jouen, Research Director, EPHE/PSL, Department of Life and Earth Sciences.

Alexandra Palt, Executive Vice President of the L’Oréal Foundation, Chief Sustainability Officer at L’Oréal, member of L’Oréal’s Executive Committee.

Anne-Marie Turcan-Verkerk, Research Director, EPHE/PSL, Department of Historical and Philo-logical Sciences. Vice Dean of Research.

Frédéric Worms, Professor of contemporary philosophy, ENS/PSL. Deputy Director in Literature and the Humanities.


The steering committee may call on outside experts for assistance when required.

Scientific coordination

Justin Jaricot
contact : justin.jaricot[at]