Dr Diane Duclos
I am an Anthropologist with experience working in developing, conflict and post-conflict settings. I completed a PhD in anthropology of development at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (GIIDS) in Geneva. I undertook a multisited fiedwork collaborating with Iraqi migrant and refugee communities in the Middle East, combining a range of different methods such as participant observation, visual art narratives and biographical interviews. Between 2009 and 2012, I was a teaching assistant for the department of anthropology and sociology of development at the GIIDS. I am currently working on a research project looking at grassroots initiatives led by Syrian displaced health professionals to meet the displaced population’s health needs in Lebanon, and on the evaluation of a family planning supply chain intervention in Senegal.
I teach on the Conflict & Health and Medical Anthropology and Public Health modules. I also tutor on the Public Health for Development Msc.
My research interests fall at the intersection between critical ethnographies of humanitarian and development projects and their everyday enactments and translations into practices and discourses by communities and individuals. I am particularly interested in capturing dynamic processes and pathways by which individuals challenge categories imposed by international institutions (i.e refugee) and develop self-empowerment tools to cope with uncertainty.