Valentin Behr holds a PhD in political science from the University of Strasbourg (2017). He is currently a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Robert Zajonc Institute for Social Studies (University of Warsaw) and associate researcher at the SAGE Research centre (CNRS and University of Strasbourg). His main research interests include the sociology of knowledge and ideas, the sociology of elites and intellectuals, the sociology of the State, and the political uses of the past. His PhD was dedicated to Polish historical policy, studied in a socio-historical perspective. Since then, he has had several postdoctoral experiences in Poland (University of Silesia in Katowice and University of Warsaw). In 2019, he has been a member of the research team of the ValEUR project “Governing Values, Governing through Values, Governed by Values? The European Union as a Risk Polity”, at the Université libre de Bruxelles (Cevipol/Institute for European Studies). Within this project, he has been working on the history of conservative ideas and their transnational circulation, focusing on Polish intellectuals close to the Law and Justice (PiS) party. He currently is the Principal Investigator of the project titled “The Polish executive: social background, careers and resources of its members. A contribution to the sociology of the Polish field of power (1988-2020)”, funded by the Polish National Scientific Centre. Information about his research achievements and publications can be found here.