Yazid Ben Hounet is a social anthropologist and research fellow at the CNRS - Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale. He holds his PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris). His dissertation explored tribal issues in contemporary Algeria. Since, his research has developed at the intersection of legal and political anthropology, in a Muslim context. His work has focused on kinship studies and, after completing his PhD, on local processes of reconciliation in Algeria and Sudan, as well as legal practices in matters of property, two projects funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR). His publications include
L’Algérie des tribus (L’Harmattan) and
Parenté et anthropologie sociale (Gingko éditeur), both published in 2009, as well as several papers published in peer reviewed scientific journals and edited books. At CIRHUS, he will work on a new project entitled “Parenthood (parentalité) before parenthood: contributions by the anthropologist Elsie Clews Parsons,” which aims at shedding new light on the history of a concept often discussed (and criticized) both in social sciences and in public policies, in France as well as in the United States.
September 2014 – June 2015