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Charlotte Loris-Rodionoff

Year of start:
Social and Cultural Anthropology

Research Topic/Provisional Dissertation Title

Revolutionary Temporalities, Ethics, And Self-Formation Among Syrians In Southern Turkey


Martin Holbraad
Charles Stewart

Research interests

  • Anthropology of Middle East and Islam
  • Anthropology of the state and alternative politics
  • Political imagination and political cosmology
  • Anthropology of personhood, kinship and relatedness
  • Decolonisation of thought and practice
  • Contemporary philosophies

Academic Background/Education

BA Philosophy (Paris 1 la Sorbonne, France)

BA Geography (Paris 1 la Sorbonne, France)

MA Philosophy (Toulouse 2 le Mirail, France – Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany)

MSc Social and Cultural Anthropology (UCL)


Forthcoming, Review of D. Scott, Omens of Adversity: Tragedy, Time, Memory, Justice (2014, Duke University Press). Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

2014, Review of P. Geschiere, Witchcraft, Intimacy and Trust: Africa in Comparison (2013, University of Chicago Press). Social Anthropology 58(1).

2014, “Being a Spy or a Black Shaman in Southern Siberia: Fieldwork Among the Shors”, Anthropolitan 9 (winter 2013/2014).

2013, “Des Métaphysiques Cannibales à la Philosophie Anthropophage: Esquisse d’une Anthropo-Philosophie”, master thesis, publised on the website of Europhilosophie,

2012, “Cannibalisme contre Vampirisme: pour une décolonisation de l’anthropologie occidentale?” (Cannibalism vs. Vampirism: For a Decolonisation of Western Anthropology ?) La Seiche (3), Paris (France).

2011, “Impérialisme linguistique, Impérialisme territorial. De la politique des langues à la politique territoriale en Israël”, Interpretationes (4), Toulouse (France).

Selected Seminar, Conference, and Workshop Papers

“Egalitarianism and Equity among Syrian refugees and activists in Southern Turkey” paper presented in workshop on Egalitarianism, Department of Anthropology, Bergen (June 2014).

“The Anthropology of Activism: Political Emotions and the Politics of Representation in the Syrian Revolution” paper presented in CUSAS workshop, Department of Anthropology, Cambridge (March 2014).

“When ethnography goes wrong: a study of Shor sociality” presented in panel on Material Failure in anthropology, AAA annual meeting, Chicago (November 2013).

“Kafka and the political thought in modern anthropology and philosophy” presented in workshop on Kafka and the philosophers, École Normale Supérieure (February 2013).

“Elia Suleiman et Francis Alÿs, des cinéastes ‘mineurs’ ? Une lecture deleuzienne des enjeux cinématiques et politiques des oeuvres de E. Suleiman et F. Alÿs”, paper presented in workshop on Cinema as Act of Resistance, University of Toulouse, France (July 2012).s

“Western Philosophy and Cannibal Metaphysics: definition of a ‘Minor Anthropology’” paper presented at a conference on Philosophy and Anthropology at UFSCAR, Sao Carlos (May 2012).

"Marginalisation and penalisation of Madness: a Foucauldian Approach to the ‘Moindre Geste’”, in a workshop at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade (December 2011).

“Power and Weakness of the Language in Psychoanalysis”, paper presented in workshop on Language and Psychoanalysis at the Third Annual Meeting of the International Society of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (November 2010).

Workshops and conferences organised

Penser avec l’Anthropologie ( . Seminar co-organised (with C. Chamoix, D. Le-Roux, P-L Boulanger, B. Gille) at Nanterre University, Paris, France (2014/2015).

Penser avec l’Anthropologie ( Conference co-organised (with C. Chamoix, D. Le-Roux, P-L Boulanger) at Nanterre University, Paris, France (May 2014).

Le cinéma : un acte de résistance. L’invention de politiques autres dans le cinéma : lectures cinématographiques, politiques et philosophiques ( Workshop organised (with B. Hankollari) at Toulouse University, France (July 2012).

Journées d’étude autour de la philosophie française contemporaine. Workshops organised (with T. Eid Mendes) at University of Sao Carlos, Brazil (May 2012). (


ERC, Contemporary Anthropologies of Revolutionary Politics (

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