Social Anthropologist, Tenured Researcher (CNRS)
Faculty Member @Cermes3
Corresponding member of the CEFAS (CNRS USR 3141), Koweit
Full-text of publications available only on: https://cv.archives-ouvertes.fr/claire-beaudevin (French public research archive)
Presentation - I'm a social anthropologist, more specifically a medical anthropologist. My current research deals with medical genetics and genomics, mainly 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.
Focus and fieldwork sites - My research is two fold: 1/ in Arabia (Oman and United Arab Emirates), I focus on the interactions between public health, clinical genetics and human genetics research; 2/ in France, Catherine Bourgain, Ashveen Peerbaye and I are studying how the massive routinization of genomic technologies and knowledge is changing the ways in which professionals and patients, collectively, make sense of cancer. Within this framework, we co-organize a research seminar series at EHESS Paris: "Transformations of cancer in the era of globalized genomics and health capitalism".
Collective projects in which I carry out my research:
- Making sense of cancer in the genomics era (2019-2021, dir. Catherine Bourgain, funding: French National Cancer Institute)
- From International to Global: Knowledge, Diseases, and the Postwar Government of Health - Globhealth (2014-2019, dir. Jean-Paul Gaudillière, funding: European Research Council). Within Globhealth, I am 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.
Supervized PhD thesis (with JP Gaudillière): Mandy Geise, "Global Medicine and Local Public Health: International Organizations and Development of Medical Genetics in Mexico"