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Miriam Ticktin


Miriam Ticktin is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. Her research interests include anthropology of the human and humanitarianism; migration, camps and borders; sexual violence/violence against women; PTSD/trauma, psychiatric humanitarianism; anthropology of science, medicine, ethics; and her areas of focus are France, Europe and North Africa. Her articles appear in American Ethnologist, SIGNS, Interventions, Ethnicities, The Political and Legal Anthropology Review, The Scholar and Feminist Online, and Women: A Cultural Review. She has recently completed a book manuscript, “A Moral Emergency Complex: Humanitarianism, Sexual Violence and the Politics of Immigration in France” and is co-editor of a volume called “In the Name of Humanity: The Government of Threat and Care,” which was published by Duke University Press.


Updated October 2011