PhD Supervisor & Co-Supervisor: Patricia Spyer and Aditya Bharadwaj
Expected completion date: 2023-2024
Marie's doctoral research focuses on articulations of the body, territory, and global markets through material-discursive practices surrounding the emergence in Colombia of a small and seemingly trivial object, the menstrual cup. Grounded in audiovisual ethnographic methods, it asks what the logics inherent in the material-discursive practices surrounding the cup, tell us of the dynamics between capital and bodies in the contemporary. It is concerned one hand with the politico-economic dynamics that are made manifest by the circulation and use of the cup in the context of Colombia’s complex social and political landscape, and on the other with how sensory information and methods inform such questions.
Country of origin: France, United States
- Peace and Conflict
- Audiovisual Methods
- Sensory Anthropology
- Social Mobilization
Relevant Publications and Works
de Lutz, Marie. 2018. Un train qui passe. Documentary (20min.).
de Lutz, Marie, and Sarah Bittel. 2015. “Gauge Mag: Visual Perspectives on Contemporary Issues.” Blog. Gauge. 2015.
de Lutz, Marie. 2015. “Stirring up Atrocity N°1-N°6.” In Paris Lit Up Magazine, edited by Zorro Maplestone, Emily Ruck Keene, Jason F. McGimsey, Helen Cusack O’Keeffe, and Lauren Purlee. Vol. 3. Paris: Paris Lit Up Press.
de Lutz, Marie, Frédérique Leresche, Elin Bannwart, and Elin Fredriksson. 2015. Et Voilà. Documentary (11min.).
Quero, Yann-Cédric, Mireille Widmer, Marie de Lutz, and Lindsey Peterson. 2011. “Safety and Security District Baseline Report: Galkayo.” Hargeisa, Somaliland: Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention (OCVP).
Quero, Yann-Cédric, Mireille Widmer, Marie de Lutz, Shamsia W. Ramadhan, and Lindsey Peterson. 2011. “Safety and Security District Baseline Report: Burao.” Hargeisa, Somaliland: Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention (OCVP).
Academic Work Experience
Guest Lecture in the course Ethnographic Fieldwork (ANSO 093) by Graziella Moraes Dias Da Silva and Françoise Grange Omokaro
Designed and led class module on visual methods in anthropology for master's students.
ANSO 085, Anthropology of Populism (Rafael Sánchez)
ANSO 119, Riots, Insurgencies, Revolutions (Andrea Karin Muehlehbach)
ANSO 096, Screening the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Riccardo Bocco)
Assisted/encouraged class discussion, provided guidance to students on coursework, materials, project design. Evaluation & logistics assistance.
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
SNF Doc.Mobility grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation, for a Fellowship at the University of Warwick