Anthropology at the intersection of medicine and the law

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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 a member of the Anthropology of Life research team and of the Life in the Making interdisciplinary collective, and an associate member of the Centre d’Études Himalayennes.

I am the author of the book Les mots de la morgue: La médecine légale en Inde du Nord (Editions Mimésis, 2021) and the coeditor of three collective works: the conference proceedings Of Living Beings and Artefacts. The Articulation of Vital and Technical Processes (with Perig Pitrou and Ludovic Coupaye), the collective book Hospitals in South Asia: Health Policies, Care Practices (with Clémence Jullien and Bertrand Lefebvre) and Techniques&Culture, n°73, entitled Biomimicry. Imitation of living beings and modeling of life.