Elisabeth ANSTETT

Elisabeth Anstett is a social anthropologist, senior tenured Researcher at CNRS and member of Adès (Anthropologie bio-culturelle, Droit, Ethique et Santé), an interdisciplinary research unit at the Faculty of Medical and Paramedical Sciences of Aix-Marseille University. Her research focuses on dead bodies and human remains management and care in mass violence or death crisis contexts. She is co-editor of the Human Remains and Violence book series and interdisciplinary academic journal at Manchester University Press, and INoGS (International Network of Genocide Scholars) vice-president.

Professional web page: HERE

Selected bibliography:

Elisabeth Anstett. Destruction, mass violence, and human remains: Dealing with dead bodies as a “total social phenomenon”, in Roberto Parra and Douglas Ubelaker (eds.) Anthropology of Violent Death: Theoretical Foundations for Forensic Humanitarian Action. Whiley ans Son, 2023, pp. 91-108.

Élisabeth Anstett. Never-ending funerals: Annual burials and reburials of victims of mass violence in present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina. Death Studies, 2022, pp.1-13. ⟨10.1080/07481187.2022.2131046⟩⟨hal-03819653⟩

Roberto Parra, Élisabeth Anstett, Perich Pierre, Jane Buikstra. Unidentified deceased persons: Social life, social death and humanitarian action. In Roberto C. Parra, Sara C. Zapico and Douglas H. Ubelaker (eds). Forensic Science and Humanitarian Action: Interacting with the Dead and the Living, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., pp.79-99, 2020.

Élisabeth Anstett. Pourquoi exhumer? L’anthropologie du funéraire face au forensic turn. In Valérie Robin Azevedo (Dir.), [Im]matérialités de la mort, CNRS éditions, pp.205-223, 2020, Les essentiels d’Hermès, 9782271131348

Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus (Eds). Human remains and identification. Mass violence, genocide, and the ‘forensic turn’. United Kingdom. Manchester University Press, 2015. Available in open access: https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31415

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