Graduated in History from Aix-Marseille University (2018), my thesis in history dealt with Egypt in the twentieth century. My general interest lies on the experience of uprising: the emotions it provokes, the traces it leaves, and the ways in which this experience is mediated. I wonder how shared memories of hope fade, reappear, and get reinvented through bodies, families, and societies. Since my postdoctoral research – within the ERC funded DREAM project (DRafting and Enacting the Revolutions in the Arab Mediterranean – from the 1950’s until today) and then at the EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) –, I address the history of the sensibilities of revolt by working on the politics of knowledge of the psyche (psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis) in Algeria since the war of independance.
“The MadAf project allows me to put into perspective my current research on the plural and competitive field of knowledge of the soul in Algeria since 1954, and on the political history of care, with other African situations.”