Prof Laëtitia Atlani-Duault

Visiting Professor both at Columbia University – Mailman School of Public Health, and at Hunter CUNY Anthropology Department, New York, USA

Research Professor in Social Anthropology at the French National Institut de recherche pour le Développement, in Paris.

She is a member of the Centre for Ethnology and Comparative Sociology (CNRS/Paris Ouest University) and is the Director of the Humanitarian Studies Research Plateform ‘L’humanitaire dans la globalisation’ at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH). She is also the co-director of a book series, Le (bien) commun, and co-editor-in-chief of a new social sciences journal, Socio.

Her research focus is the critical anthropology of humanitarian aid.

She is the author of several books and has served as scientific editor of special issues of several journals, such as Per La Felicità Degli Altri. Antropologia Dell’aiuto Umanitario (Liguori 2015); Chercheurs à la barre. Les sciences sociales saisies par la justice (Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme – Socio 2014); La santé globale; laboratoire de l’aide internationale ? (Armand Colin – Tiers Monde 2013; Ethnographies de l’aide (Ethnologie française – Presses Universitaires de France 2011); Au bonheur des autres. Anthropologie de l’aide humanitaire (Edition actualisée Armand Colin 2009; première édition Société d’Ethnologie 2005). Anthropologie de l’aide humanitaire et du développement. Des pratiques aux savoirs, des savoirs aux pratiques (Armand Colin, 2011); Eclats d’empire, un nouveau sud? L’Asie centrale  et la Transcaucasie (Armand Colin – Tiers Monde 2007); Anthropologues et ONG: des liaisons fructueuses? (Humanitaire, 2007);  Humanitarian Aid in Post-Soviet Countries. An Anthropological Perspective (Routledge 2005), Les ONG à l’heure de la “bonne gouvernance” (Armand Colin – Autrepart 2005).

Her articles have appeared, inter alia, in The Lancet: Social Science and Medicine; Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry; Transcultural Psychiatry; Public Understanding of Science; Ethnologie Française; the Lancet Infectious Diseases ; Tiers Monde, etc.

Laëtitia Atlani-Duault is the recipient of the prestigious Excellence in Research Award in Social Anthropology awarded by France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).