Laurent Dousset

Status: Directeur d'Etudes (Professor) )(EHESS)ac logo uc black. V322292710
: Elicitation and social values 
Education: PhD + HDR (Habilité à diriger des recherches)
Institution: EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)

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Topics of Research

Australia, Vanuatu, hunter-gatherers, kinship, social organisation, cognitive anthropology, social transformations, First Nations, the person, First contacts, land tenure, uncertainty, political anthropology


Ester Tjawian Katjara1992-1994: French Alps, ethnobiology.

Since 1994: Various trips in the Australian Western Desert

Since 2010: various trips to Vanuatu


Master courses at EHESS and Aix-Marseille University, as well as PhD supervision. Lecutres usually take place during the first semester of each year, on Tuesdays from 10 to 13h. General public welcome.

Current positions

Directeur d'Etudes at EHESS
Co-editor of Anthropological Forum
Member of AIATSIS
Member of AAS (Australian Anthropological Society)
Member of the board of the Labex Corail
Member of the board of ESfO
Coordinator of ODSAS.


1988-1989: Economical sciences, Fribourg
1989-1993: Deug - Licence - Maitrîse: Paris V, Sorbonne
1993-1994: DEA: EHESS, Paris
1994-1999: PhD: EHESS, Paris (1999)
2000-2002: Postdoctoral Reserach Fellow: UWA, Perth, Australie
2003: ARC (Australian Research Council) Postodoctoral Research Fellow, Perth, Australie
2003-2014 : Maître de Conférence (Associate Prof.) EHESS, Marseille
2014 : Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (Univ. Strasbourg)
2015- : Directeur d'Etudies à l'EHESS (Prof).