Anthropology at the intersection of medicine and the law

Initially trained as an engineer, I subsequently turned to social anthropology at the Université de Provence (MA, 2009-2011), then at the Laboratoire d’Ethnologie et de Sociologie Comparative (Université Paris Nanterre, Ph.D., 2012-2019).

As a social anthropologist, I focus on the intersection of medicine and the law. I have conducted 12 months of ethnographic investigation in three North-Indian morgues. This fieldwork is the basis of my PhD dissertation, in which I explore various aspects of the practice of forensic medicine. Results have been published in several peer-reviewed journals and edited works. My conceptual interests are the pragmatics of medical language, the production of knowledge about the body, and the articulation of the biological and the social in anthropological theory.

I currently work as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, King’s College London. As a member of the project Grid Oncology: Remaking Cancer Care in India, I explore the contemporary transformations of oncological practice in north-Indian hospitals.

I am an associate member of the Centre d’Études Himalayennes and a board member of the Association Jeunes Études Indiennes.

I am the coeditor of two collective works: the conference proceedings Of Living Beings and Artefacts. The Articulation of Vital and Technical Processes (with Perig Pitrou and Ludovic Coupaye) and the collective book Hospitals in South Asia: Health Policies, Care Practices (with Clémence Jullien and Bertrand Lefebvre). Also, I am currently preparing a third collective work for the journal Techniques&Culture, on the theme of biomimicry.