Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990
    Master in Moral Philosophy, Université Paris 4 – Sorbonne

  • 1993
    Master in Ethnology and Comparative Sociology, University Paris 10-Nanterre

  • 1998
    PhD in social science under the supervision of Françoise Zonabend, EHESS-Paris

  • 2002 – 2005
    Associated junior fellow of the International Advanced Studies Program (PIEA in Paris, involving the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and the Columbia University)

  • 2005 – 2006
    Post-doctoral research fellow, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA Paris and Dijon)

  • 2005 – 2006
    Research assistant for the Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN Paris)

  • 2007 – 2008
    Research assistant for the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (MuCEM, Paris and Marseille)

  • 2008 – 2009
    Research Assistant at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, Paris)

  • 2009 – 2016
    Junior tenured research fellow at CNRS

  • Since 2016
    Senior tenured research fellow at CNRS

Selected publications

Authored Books

  • Anstett, Elisabeth (2007): Une Atlantide russe, anthropologie de la mémoire en Russie post-soviétique. Paris, La Découverte, «collection Recherche».

  • Books as Editor and guest edited journal's issues

  • A. Schmitt, E. Anstett (eds.) (2018) “Corpses in rubbish dumps”, Human Remains and Violence, an Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 5. n°1 (Spring 2019). https://www.manchesteropenhive.com/abstract/journals/hrv/5/1/hrv.5.issue-1.xml

  • S. Garibian, E.Anstett & J.-M. Dreyfus (dira.) (2016) Restos humanos e identificación. Violencia de masa, genocidio y el « giro forense », Buenos Aires, Mino y Davila.

  • Dreyfus J.-M. & Anstett E. (eds.) (2016) Human Remains in Society. Curation and exhibition in the aftermath of genocide and mass violence. Manchester, Manchester University Press. Available in open access : https://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=644204;keyword=anstett

  • Anstett E. & J.-M. Dreyfus (eds.) (2015) Human Remains and Identification. Mass Violence, Genocide and the ‘Forensic Turn’. Manchester, Manchester University Press. Available in open access : http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=628393;keyword=anstett

  • Anstett E. & J.-M. Dreyfus (eds.) (2014) Destruction and Human Remains. Disposal and Concealment in Genocide and Mass Violence. Manchester, MUP. Available in open access sur Oapen: http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=628390;keyword=anstett

  • Dreyfus J.-M. & E. Anstett (eds) (2014), Human Remains and Mass Violence. Methodological Approaches. Manchester, Manchester University Press. Available in open access: http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=628394;keyword=anstett

  • Anstett E. & L. Jurgenson (dir.) (2013), Dantsig Baldaev, Gardien de camp. Tatouages et dessins du Goulag. Genève, Edition des Syrtes.

  • Anstett E., J.-M. Dreyfus & S. Garibian (eds.) (2013), Cadáveres impensable, cadáveres inpensadas. El tratamiento de los cuerpos en las violencias masivas y los genocidios. Buenos Aires, Mino y Davila Editores.

  • Anstett E. & J.-M. Dreyfus (eds.) (2012), Cadavres impensables, cadavres impensés. Approches méthodologiques du traitement des corps dans les violences de masse et les génocides. Paris, Pétra, collection « Les Cadavres dans les Violences de Masse ».



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • (2020-2022) TRANSFUNERAIRE/TRANSFUNERARY: toward a comparative approach of post-genocide and mass violence collective reburials in Europe and Latin America, 20th/21st c. https://funeraire.hypotheses.org/

  • (2018-2020) ARCHEOFOR : Prise en charge des restes humains contemporains : nouveaux enjeux et nouveaux défis pour l’archéologie; https://archeofor.hypotheses.org/

  • (2012-2016) CORPSES OF MASS VIOLENCE AND GENOCIDE: anthropological, historical and legal approach to the aftermath of mass violence; http://www.corpsesofmassviolence.eu/

  • (2011- ) Deuxième vie des objets (sociological and anthropological approach to recycling activities): http://dvo.hypotheses.org/

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Since march 2020, Vice President of the International Network of Genocide Scholars; https://inogs.com/

  • Oct/Dec 2019 and Oct/Dec 2020: expert member of the jury in the evaluation of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in social sciences and humanities.

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