Anthropologist, researcher, CNRS
Faculty Member @Cermes3 (permanent CRNS researcher)
Corresponding researcher of the CEFAS (CNRS USR 3141), Kuwait
Founding member of Anthropologie & Santé (total open access medical anthropology e-journal in French)
Publications in full text solely on 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 work about the ways in which patients, families, (public) health professionals and researchers create and/or travel the worlds of genetics. I also focus on the history and place of genetics and genomics within global health.
1/ in the Arabian Peninsula (Oman, United Arab Emirates), my work focuses on the interactions between public health, clinical genetics and research in human genetics;
2/ in France, 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 frameworks of 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 - (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 student) in Cuba, and Lucile Ruault (postdoctoral student) working on the recent history of genetics at WHO.