Un article écrit pour le numéro spécial "Participatory Research and Ethics in Mesoamerican Fieldwork" de la revue Annals of Anthropological Practice. Résumé en anglais : In this essay, I reflect on six years of collaboration between myself and an organization of indigenous midwives in Mexico. I interrogate the process of finding common grounds between researchers … Continue reading [ PUBLICATION/ PUBLICACIÓN ] Defending Indigenous Midwifery: Finding a Common Path Among Researchers, Midwives, and Activists
Un article co-écrit avec Lydia Zacher Dixon et Veronica Miranda, disponible sur le site du Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. ABSTRACT This article uses collective ethnographic research to provide a multifaceted and multisited understanding of how current issues facing midwifery and women's health in Mexico reflect a historically fraught relationship between marginalized populations … Continue reading [ PUBLICATION ] A Tale of Three Midwives: Inconsistent Policies and the Marginalization of Midwifery in Mexico
Article paru dans Actualité Sages-Femmes n93, Octobre 2018
[Originally published on August 8, 2018 on the Association for Feminist Anthropology website] Midwives and Mothers: The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation, Sheila Cosminsky, University of Texas Press, 2016, 303 p. Midwives and Mothers builds on Sheila Cosminsky’s decades-long involvement with midwives in Guatemala, where she has been conducting research since 1974. This thoroughly documented … Continue reading [REVIEW] Midwives and Mothers: The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation
[Book Chapter published in Schwartz, David (ed) 2018 Maternal Health, Pregnancy-Related Morbidity and Death Among Indigenous Women of Mexico & Central America: An Anthropological, Epidemiological and Biomedical Approach, Springer, pp.147-167] Abstract In Chiapas, Mexico's poorest state, indigenous Mayan women are twice more likely to die in childbirth than are non-indigenous women. To comply with international development … Continue reading [ PUBLICATION ] Structural Violence: An Important Factor of Maternal Mortality Among Indigenous Women in Chiapas, Mexico
A tool for collaboration between anthropologists and NGOs Since 1985, the Organization of Indigenous Doctors of Chiapas (OMIECH) has been supporting and promoting the work of traditional midwives in indigenous communities in the Highlands of Chiapas. Collaborating with non-governmental organizations, anthropologists and medical doctors in Chiapas as well as abroad, OMIECH has built an international and … Continue reading [ PUBLICATION ] Long-Distance Ethnography
[Originally published in Grandir Autrement, Hors-Série n9, 2015] « Le don qu’a la sage-femme lui a été donné par Dieu. Ce n’est pas quelque chose de facile, d’accompagner un accouchement ; ce n’est pas pour n’importe qui… Car l’objectif principal est la vie du bébé et de la maman. Les sages-femmes travaillent jour et nuit, à n’importe … Continue reading [ PUBLICATION ] Les sages-femmes traditionnelles du Chiapas : Une approche holistique de la grossesse et de l’accouchement
“Oh, I see, so you want to be a partera (midwife)” is the typical response I hear after explaining the purpose of my visit; that I am doing dissertation research to document how midwives live and work.