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Dr. Carine Ayélé Durand

Carine Ayélé Durand is a social anthropologist and completed her doctorate at the University of Cambridge (2010) after completing an MPhil in Ethnology at the University of Aix-en-Provence (France, 1999) and a MA in International Negotiation at Aix-en-Provence (France, 2000).

She has worked for over fifteen years in various curatorial and research capacities at the Musée des Confluences (Lyon, France, 2000-2004), the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (UK, 2004-2006), and the Nordiska Museet (Stockholm, Sweden, 2007). She has curated several public exhibitions about contemporary indigenous art and political movement for the Musée des Confluences (Inuit 2002-2003), the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Northern Skies, Southern Stars 2006, Sápmi 2010) and the Nordiska Museet (Sápmi 2007), and conducted a research project into collaborative exhibitions between Indigenous Peoples and European museums (Durand, 2010). A Cultural Heritage consultant in Barcelona, Spain between February 2011 and August 2015, she is currently Head Curator at the Ethnographic Museum of Geneva (MEG).

Since 1998, she has conducted long-term anthropological field research crossing the boundaries of disciplines between social anthropology, education, performance studies, and art. Her research method is based on a transnational approach which has led her to conduct research in a wide variety of settings including anthropological museums in Italy, France, the UK, Norway and Sweden, theatres in Brazil, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.

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