Anthropologist, researcher, CNRS
Faculty member @Cermes3 (permanent CNRS researcher)
Corresponding researcher of the CEFREPA (CNRS USR 3141), Kuwait
Founding member of Anthropologie & Santé (open access medical anthropology e-journal in French)
Full text of publications at https://cv.archives-ouvertes.fr/claire-beaudevin
I am a medical anthropologist. My research deals with medical genetics and genomics, mainly in the Arabian Peninsula but also in France. I combine medical anthropology and an STS approach to explore the ways in which patients, families, (public) health professionals and researchers shape the globalized worlds of genetics. I also focus on the history and place of genetics and genomics within global health.
More recently, I have been part of a collective research about the French testing stratregy in COVID-19.
1/ in the Arabian Peninsula (Oman, United Arab Emirates), where my work focuses on medical genetics as it takes shape in contexts of authoritarianism and oil-based welfare states;
2/ in France, where Catherine Bourgain, Lucile Ruault, Marie Mathieu, Ashveen Peerbaye and I are studying how the massive introduction of genomic technologies and knowledge is modifying 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 health capitalism and genomics".
Collaborative frameworks of my research
- From International to Global: Knowledge, Diseases, and the Postwar Government of Health - (2014-2019, dir. Jean-Paul Gaudillière ; funded by the European Research Council). In Globhealth, I was responsible for the part on medical genetics and supervized several colleagues: Mandy Geise (doctoral student) in Mexico, Sameea Ahmed Hassim (postdoctoral fellow) in Cuba, and Lucile Ruault (postdoctoral fellow) working on the recent history of genetics at WHO.
(2014-2020, with Jean-Paul Gaudillière) - Mandy Geise, “Global medicine and local public health: International organisations and the development of medical genetics in Mexico”.