GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
Combining theoretical and methodological approaches of Medical and Political Anthropology, Nathanaelle Soler’s current research focuses on Psychiatry in New Caledonia, where she led several ethnographic fieldworks. Her research examines how mental healthcare is provided in a rural setting of the New Caledonia archipelago, the Lifou Island. By looking at common representations of mental illness, therapeutic paths, Kanak and biomedical ways to explain and to care for mental well-being, she intends to shed light on the current changes in the Kanak society as well as to bring forward the multiple political dimensions of mental healthcare, in a country which is engaged in a decolonization process.
Her other research interests include Anthropology of Humanitarianism, Anthropology of Knowledge, Postcolonial and Gender Studies.
Nathanaëlle Soler is a visiting student and a final year PhD candidate in Anthropology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
She holds a Masters degree in International Relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris (Sciences Po) and a Masters degree in Social Sciences from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
She has worked as a project manager for several organizations, either in the academic or in the health and humanitarian sectors in France, Botswana, Latin America, Haiti and New Caledonia. She then enrolled in a PhD program focusing on Medical and Political Anthropology, using ethnography as a tool to explore the sociopolitical dimension of care.
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