Guillaume DUMONT

Assistant Professor

Research center : OCE

Phd Public Anthropology

Innovation & Entrepreneurship


I am an anthropologist conducting long-term ethnographic fieldwork since 2009. From 2009 to 2015, I studied the work of professional rock climbers in the USA and Europe to, then, spent two years at a business accelerator for social impact start-ups in Barcelona. Between 2019 and 2021, I studied online employment platforms and, since 2021, I am the Principal Investigator of Veus-Raval, a 5-year ethnographic project on the Barcelona's narcotics market. I have authored the book “Professional Climber: Creative Work in Sport” (EHESS, 2018) and co-edited “The Professionalization of Action Sports” (Routledge, 2022), alongside publishing in Organizational Research Methods, Ethnography, Consumption Markets and Society, the Journal of Business Research, among others journals. I am member of the editorial board of Qualitative Research.

2016: Phd Public Anthropology, Universidad Autonoma De Madrid
  • 2016: Phd Social Anthropology and STAPS, University of Lyon
  • 2010: MA Social and Cultural Anthropology, free University of Brussels
2018 - 2019: Visiting scholar, Dept. Strategic Management, IESE Business School, Spain
  • 2017 - 2019: Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow, Center for Sociological Research on Everyday Life and Work, Department of Sociology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • 2017: Visiting scholar, Digital Ethnography Research Center, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia