I am Associate Professor at the École Normale Supérieure of Lyon and my research interests focuses on contemporary mental health issues in France. Drawing on ethnography and social history, I aim at examining the links between the political and moral context of a major social transition and the local, moral and emotional conceptions of self and personhood in clinical setting.
I coordinate the development of research program "Telling mental health today" (Maison des sciences de l'homme, MSH, Paris-Nord,USR 3258). This research program is devoted to the study of disorders of social ties ("deviances", "suffering", "dependencies", "risk") and legitimate ways in telling mental health today.
B.A. in Philosophy (University of Paris I-Sorbonne, 1997); M.A. in Philosophy (University of Paris I-Sorbonne, 1999), M.A. in Social Anthropology (University of Paris VIII- Saint-Denis, 1999) and Social Sciences (ENS-EHESS, 2000); Ph.D. in Social Sciences (ENS-EHESS, 2008); post-doc in Social Sciences (CNRS, IRIS, 2008-2010), Hdr (ENS de Lyon, 2014).
Since 1999, I have been carrying out a series of case studies combining social history and ethnography on clinical authority in private and public practice of psychiatrists and psychoanalysts :