My research involves examining the traces of colonialism and colonial history within experiences of mental disorders and their care in New Caledonia. In particular, I explore the ways in which persons with psychotic disorders experience auditory hallucination.
This interdisciplinary project explores the effects of political language on democracy when it transitions to authoritarianism. Speeches by politicians, media houses and opinion-makers are often believed to be innocuous. Yet they shape citizens’ behaviors, manifest power relations and construct realities we live in.
Identifying ways to reduce or reverse natural resources depletion trends while maintaining population well-being is crucial in the current context of ecosystems deterioration resulting from human activities.
Universal access to quality, life-saving drugs is a key challenge faced by low-income countries. In 2017, the World Health Organization estimated that about two billion people across the world still lacked access to essential drugs, and that one in ten medicines in circulation in developing countries was of poor quality. It was also estimated that between 2.1 and 4.9 percent of all malaria-related deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa were due to poor quality antimalarials, with severe economic impacts.
While being at Stanford, my aim is to extend my research on nuclear issues by working with Gabrielle Hecht and to prepare my thesis for publication. During my doctoral research, I studied subcontracting in the nuclear sector in France, and health and safety problems linked to the way the work is organized. One innovation of the thesis is its focus on the emergence and formation of internal criticism in the nuclear industry.
In the ancient Greek and Roman world, entire cities participated in the performance of hymns during religious festivals. These “cultural” and civic events were commissioned by the city‐state, and the hymns, including song, music and dance, were performed by a chorus of citizens. The genre of hymns (songs written for the gods) was at the crossroads of literature, religion, history and politics. Our seminar, “Greek and Roman hymnic traditions and the performance of community,” will discuss the interaction of these different fields through the op
Power Struggle by Olga Kisseleva is a live battle between four anti-viruses commented by actor using the tone of an altercation or a political confrontation. Each anti-virus tries to destroy the other three, eradicating everything in the computer until there is only one left. The performance offers a beautiful metaphor for the struggle for power currently taking place between politicians, as unproductive as it is dangerous. The fight becomes visible to the spectators thanks to lines of code racing on the screen.
This project is proposed as a first step to establish a strong collaboration between the Aesthetics of Performing and Spectacular Arts Department (EsPAS) headed by Ivan Magrin-Chagnolleau at the ACTE Institute, a joint research center between CNRS and Sorbonne Paris 1, and the Theater and Performance Studies Department (TAPS) headed by Jennifer DeVere Brody at Stanford University, a collaboration we intend to pursue over the years. This collaboration will involve several permanent researchers and postdoctoral fellows from these research departments.
The project examines the role of social programs in the incorporation of Latin American immigrants in France and the United States. The project seeks to understand how immigrants interact with social assistance programs and how experiences with these programs affect (e.g. help or hinder) their incorporation into the host society.