- People Organizations and Societies, Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France
- Alternative forms of organizing, Community, Convention theory, Cooperatives , Decolonizing organization studies, Ethnography , Labor process theory, Organizational Sociology , Post-colonial studies, Power , Practice theory , Qualitative methods, Resistance, Socio-technical studies, Surveillance capitalism, Technology , Work and employment relations
Areas of expertise
Ismael is a Full Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management (France). He also serves as Director of the Centre for Social Ontology (www.socialontology.org), Associate Editor of Organization, Editorial Board Member of Organization Studies, and Academic Advisory Board Member of the Independent Social Research Foundation. He is also on the IACR’s Board of Governors. Ismael’s research is very much grounded in critical realist social theory but he also draws selectively from other approaches such as post-structuralism (Foucault), sociology of conventions (Boltanski & Thévenot), and even Actor Network Theory (Latour) and the works of Judith Butler. Doing so has been tremendously helpful to understand contemporary social and organisational mechanisms with a particular interest in normativity, violence and de/humanisation. His publications include two edited books on post-human society (Routledge), several book chapters on social theory (Springer; Routledge) and scholarly articles in top journals of management, economics, sociology and social theory.