Areas of Research
- Health, illness, and healing
- Marginality and the politics of visibility
- Visual anthropology: theory and practice
- Contemporary theory: post-modern, feminist, post-colonial
- Workers’ histories of labour
- Affects, the senses, and power
- (Post-)revolutionary states
- Religion and the body in anthropology
- Regions: Latin America and Nepal
Recent Publications & Films
Forthcoming (R) with Alberto Guevara. “I’ll show you my wounds: engaging suffering through film.” Visual Anthropology Review. Vol 27, Issue 2, Fall 2011. Typescript 23 pp.
2010 “Sari Soldiers.” Review of film directed by Julie Bridgham. American Anthropologist. Vol. 112, Number 4: 652-3.
2008 (R) Nouvet, Elysée. “Crumbling Healthcare and Social Control: The Politics of Health in Post-revolutionary Nicaragua.” Proceedings from the 12th Annual Graduate Student Symposium April 27th, 2007. Toronto: York Institute for Health Research, pp. 66-82.
2008 (R) Co-director, co-producer and co-editor with Alberto Guevara. TERRA SACER. 17 min. Distribution: Vtape, Toronto.
"What are the possibilities and limits of making bodies in pain speak? Focusing on victims of illegal pesticide use in Nicaragua who are using their remaining strength to fight for recognition and justice, Terra Sacer engages these important questions."
2007 (R) Co-director with Alberto Guevara, editor, camera. In collaboration with the Dalit Welfare Organization of Nepal. BEING DALIT. 39 min. Distribution: Vtape, Toronto.
This film looks at the struggle of two young Dalit theatre workers fighting against caste discrimination in war-torn Nepal.
2006 (R) Nouvet, Elysée and Alberto Guevara. “Where Villains and Heroes are Cast and Outcast: Changing regimes and public spaces in Managua, Nicaragua.” Brújula - revista interdisciplinaria sobre estudios latinoamericanos 5: 99-113.