Social Sciences

Hearing Voices in New Caledonia : Spirits from the Invisible World, French Settler Colonialism and the Evolution of Psychotic Disorder

My research involves examining the traces of colonialism and colonial history within experiences of mental disorders and their care in New…

The Languages of Democratic Decline in India

This interdisciplinary project explores the effects of political language on democracy when it transitions to authoritarianism. Speeches by politicians, media houses and…

Sustainable Transitions of Global South's Socio-Ecological Systems

Identifying ways to reduce or reverse natural resources depletion trends while maintaining population well-being

Structure of the Market for Antimalarials in Sub-Saharan Africa

Universal access to quality, life-saving drugs is a key challenge faced by low-income countries. In 2017, the World Health Organization…

Subcontracting & Nuclear Safety: For An International Approach

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. …

Beckett on Aging

Religion, Literature, Society: Greek & Roman Hymnic Traditions & the Performance of Community

In
 the
 ancient
 Greek
 and
 Roman
 world,
 entire
 cities
 participated
 in
 the
 performance
 of
 hymns
 during
 religious
 festivals.
 These
 “cultural”
 and
 civic
…

Power Struggle

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…

Race, Immigration, Technology and the Creative Process in Performance

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…

The Role of Social Assistance Programs in the Socioeconomic Incorporation of Immigrants. A Comparative Study of Latino Immigrants in France, Spain and in the United States

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…

Learning Sound and Meaning Jointly in Early Language Acquisition

Language acquisition — the process by which children break into their native language — is both an exciting scientific frontier and a critical applied issue. During the course…

The Treatment of Bank Failure

This study is relating to the treatment of bank failure in a comparative perspective. As banking institutions manage their business globally, the treatment of their failure…

How do Underprivileged People Think About Politics? Research Perspectives Between France and the United States.

My project aims to examine underprivileged people’s relationship to politics, in the current context of economic crisis and rise in inequalities, from a twofold perspective.…

Political Asylum in France

Today, 144 countries have committed to grant asylum to those fleeing persecutions by signing the 1952 Geneva Convention on Refugees. However, the Convention does not specify…

Environmental Policy and Oceans Ecosystems

My visit to the Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) provides an opportunity to develop collaborative research between Stanford and Ecole Polytechnique on the question of oceans’…

Hearing Voices in New Caledonia : Spirits from the Invisible World, French Settler Colonialism and the Evolution of Psychotic Disorder

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.

Structure of the Market for Antimalarials in Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

Subcontracting & Nuclear Safety: For An International Approach

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.

Religion, Literature, Society: Greek & Roman Hymnic Traditions & the Performance of Community

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

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.

Race, Immigration, Technology and the Creative Process in Performance

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 Role of Social Assistance Programs in the Socioeconomic Incorporation of Immigrants. A Comparative Study of Latino Immigrants in France, Spain and in the United States

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.