B.A., Classe préparatoire au Grandes Écoles (Hypokhâgne-Khâgne), Lycée Henri IV, Paris
M.P.A., Policy stream Cultural Policy and Management / History, Sciences Po Paris
M.A., Arts, literature, languages, EHESS, Paris
History of science, Environmental Humanities, Philosophy of ecology, Microbial ecology,
Symbiosis, Poetics of the scientific genres, Narratives and aesthetics of the Anthropocene
Etienne is a PhD Student in the Department of French Literature, Thought and Culture at NYU. After three years of “classes prépatoires” at Lycée Henri IV in Paris, he graduated from Sciences Po Paris and from the EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) with highest honors. He wrote his master’s thesis on American biologist Lynn Margulis, analyzing her style of scientific research regarding symbiosis, bacteria, and the Gaia hypothesis.
His research focuses on the history of biology, microbial ecology, and Francophone thinking about ecology and life on Earth. He is particularly interested in studying the theories of symbiosis both from a history of science and a literary point of view, in order to observe how they travel from biology to philosophy, anthropology, literature, and visual arts.