Marie Mauzé is a senior CNRS researcher in anthropology and a member of the Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale. She has conducted fieldwork in British Columbia with the Kwakwaka’wakw since 1980 and visited several other Native communities. In addition to numerous articles published in French and English, she is the author of Les Fils de Wakai: Une histoire des Lekwiltoq ( ERC,1992) and the editor of Present Is Past: Some Uses of Tradition in Native Societies (University Press of America, 1997). She co-published, with Marine Degli, Arts premiers (Gallimard “Découvertes”, 2000). She is also co-editor, with Michael Harkin and Sergei Kan, of Coming to Shore: Northwest Coast Ethnology, Traditions, and Visions (University of Nebraska Press, 2004). She contributed to the edition of Claude Lévi-Strauss’s Oeuvres ( Gallimard “Pléiade”, 2008).Her current interests include the anthropology of art, the history of anthropology, the history of museum collections, and the relationship between museums and Native peoples. She is currently working on a book on the anthropology of the western and the native gaze on Northwest Coast art.
Marie Mauzé will be visiting CIRHUS from October to November 2013