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Laëtitia Atlani-Duault

Laetitia Atlani-Duault


Prof. Laëtitia Atlani-Duault is a Research Professor (Directeur de Recherche) in Social Anthropology at the French National Development Research Institute (IRD) – UMR 912, Visiting Professor at Hunter / City University of New York  (CUNY), Anthropology Dept., and Visiting Research Fellow at CUNY Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute. She is also a member of the Centre for Ethnology and Comparative Sociology (LESC) at France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and teaches at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the Universities of Paris X Nanterre and Paris 1 Sorbonne in Paris. She was previously tenured Associate Professor in Social Anthropology at the University of Nanterre Paris X. France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) awarded her its prestigious Bronze Medal in Anthropology.


Her research focuses on the Politics of Humanitarian and Development Aid. She is the author of numerous articles in international journals (Social Sciences and Medicine; the Lancet; Ethnologie Française; Transcultural Psychiatry; Public Understanding of Science; Tiers Monde; Culture , Medicine and Psychiatry, Autrepart; etc.) as well as books and journal special issues, such as Au bonheur des autres. Anthropologie de l’aide humanitaire (For Their Own Good. Anthropology of Humanitarian Aid) (Société d’Ethnologie 2005 and re-published by Armand Colin in 2009); Les ONG à l’heure de la ‘bonne gouvernance’ (NGOs in the era of “good governance”) (Autrepart 2005); Humanitarian Aid in Post-Soviet Countries. 
An Anthropological Perspective (Routledge 2007) ; Anthropologues et ONG, des liaisons fructueuses? (Anthropologists and NGOs: Promising Relations?) (Humanitaire 2007); Eclats d’empire, un nouveau Sud ? L’Asie centrale et la Transcaucasie (Shattered Empires, a New South? Central Asia and Transcaucasia) (Tiers Monde 2008); Anthropologie de l’aide humanitaire et du développement (Anthropology of Humanitarian and Development Aid) (with L. Vidal (ed), Armand Colin, 2009); Ethnographies de l’aide (Ethnographies of Aid) (Ethnologie française 2011); and La santé globale, nouveau laboratoire de l’aide internationale ? (Global Health: A New Laboratory for International Aid?) (with L. Vidal (ed), Tiers Monde 2013).