Social Anthropologist, Research Fellow, CNRS
Corresponding member of the CEFAS (CNRS USR 3141), Koweit
Contact : claire.beaudevin(at)cnrs.fr
I'm a social anthropologist, and more specifically a medical anthropologist. My current research deals with medical genetics and genomics, mostly in Arabia and also in France. I am very interested in combining medical anthropology and anthropology of science when exploring the ways patients, families, health practitioners and researchers create and navigate the highly technologized world of genetics, wherever they are.
My fieldwork sites are: 1/ Arabia (Oman and United Arab Emirates) where I focus on the interactions between public health, clinical genetics and human genetics research; 2/ France, where I am part of a project investigating oncogenomic platforms that are funded by the French Cancer National Institute (INCa). This research is part of the project titled "High throughput Genomics and Personalized Medicine" where I work with Catherine Bourgain and Ashveen Peerbaye.
Within the ERC project "Globhealth" (dir.: Jean-Paul Gaudillière), I'm in charge of the "medical genetics" segment. Other members of this segment are Mandy Geise (doctoral student) about Mexico, Sameea Ahmed Hassim (postdoctoral researcher) about Cuba and Lucile Ruault (postdoctoral researcher) about recent history of genetics at WHO.
Collective research projects I'm part of:
- Making sense of cancer in the genomics era (2019-2021, dir. Catherine Bourgain, funding: INCa)
- From International to Global: Knowledge, Diseases, and the Postwar Government of Health - Globhealth (2014-2019, dir. Jean-Paul Gaudillière, funding: European Research Council)