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ISEK - Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies Social and Cultural Anthropology

Clémence Jullien

Clémence Jullien, Dr.

  • Associated researcher

Research interests

medical anthropology, reproductive healthcare, religious communalism, kinship, gender, social discriminations, State

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Short bio

From August 2017, Clémence Jullien is a post-doctorate lecturer and researcher at the department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK), in Zurich. After studying anthropology, history and hindi in Paris, she did her PhD on reproductive healthcare in India at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre as well as at the Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS/EHESS). Drawing on 18 months of ethnographic fieldwork in a public hospital and several slums in Jaipur (Rajasthan), she shows how health  programmes  meant  to  secure  universal  access  to  care  paradoxically reinforce  existing social and religious stereotypes. Besides completing her PhD (thesis presented in December 2016), Clémence Jullien has been teaching anthropology for both undergraduate students (as a teacher assister at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, 2010-11 and 2013-14) and Master students (as a lecturer at EHESS, Paris, 2014-16). She now aims at studying one of the main consequence of indian’s sex-ratio imbalance: bride shortage.