Anthropologist, researcher, CNRS
Faculty Member @Cermes3
Corresponding researcher of the CEFAS (CNRS USR 3141), Kuwait
Publications in full text solely on https://cv.archives-ouvertes.fr/claire-beaudevin
I am an anthropologist and I work specifically on the anthropology of health. At present, my research projects are on medical genetics and genomics, principally in the Arabian Peninsula but also in France and in the globalised field of world health.
Wherever they are, patients, families, health (and public health) professionals and researchers create and/or travel together through the highly technified world of medical genetics. My approach to research aims at combining the anthropology of health and the anthropology of the sciences in order to understand how they do this.
Subjects and field contexts
I work in two different fields: 1/ in the Arabian Peninsula (Oman, United Arab Emirates) where my work focuses on the interactions between public health, clinical genetics and research in human genetics; 2/ in France, where Catherine Bourgain, Ashveen Peerbaye and I study how the massive introduction of genomic technologies and knowledge modifies the way professionals and patients collectively make sense out of cancer. In this context, we co-organise a research seminar at the EHESS Paris: “Transformations of cancer in the era of health capitalism and globalised genomics”.
Collaborative projects within which my research is carried out
- 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 - (2014-2019, dir. Jean-Paul Gaudillière ; funded by the European Research Council). In Globhealth, I am responsible for the part on medical genetics, in which others work as well: Mandy Geise (doctoral student) in Mexico, Sameea Ahmed Hassim (postdoctoral student) in Cuba, and Lucile Ruault (postdoctoral student) working on the recent history of genetics at WHO.