Organization of Scientific Events, Committee Member
June 2016, International Seminar “Desiring family”, organization with Sébastien Roux, Dr. Mélanie Gourrarier, Dr. Massimo Prearo, Research Program ETHOPOL, University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France, 10th June
September 2014, International Symposium “Sub-Saharan Populations in Migratory Context and Sexual Health”, organization with Laura Mellini and Brikela Sulstarova, Research FEMIS, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 25th September.
Keynote Speaker Invitations to International Conferences
2022, Symposium “Bodies, gender identities and sexual surgery” Communication title : “ Clitoral reconstruction and identity reasons”, The University of Chicago, Center in Paris, 23rd of May, Paris.
2019, International symposium Ethopolitiques, “The arts of renunciation. Sociology of procreative failure”, Research Program ETHOPOL, 21-22 February, University of Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, France.
2017, International Seminar Multisectoral Academic Project to Prevent and Combat Female Genital Mutilation, EU Program, “FGM/c From Medicine to Critical Anthropology”, Title of the talk “Medicine, sexuality and FGM: sociological notes on surgical reconstruction”, 24-25 November, Department of Political Sciences, University Roma 3, Italy.
2017, International Seminar Multisectoral Academic Project to Prevent and Combat Female Genital Mutilation, EU Program, “Institutional Responses to Female Genital Mutilation”, Title of the talk: “Reparative Approaches in Healthcare. Taking in Account Women’s Meanings of ‘Reparation’ After FGM in Switzerland and France”, 28-29 September, Centre of International Studies of ISCTE- IUL, Lisbon, Portugal.
2017, International Seminar “Routes to reconstruction”, Title of the talk: “The Needs of Reconstruction: Moral Bodies and Reparative Medicine”, 10-12 May, Centre for Gender Research, University of Uppsala, Sweden.
2017, International Symposium Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting Management and Prevention. Sharing data and experiences, improving collaboration, Title of the talk: “Reparative approaches: the different meanings of ‘reparation’ for women living with FGM in France and Switzerland”, 13-14 March, University Hospital, Geneva.
2015, International Symposium 1° International Consultation Management of Women with FGM/C, Title of the talk: “The issue of orgasm in the debate around the sexuality of women with genital cutting”, 27-28 January, University Paris Sorbonne, Paris, France.
2015, Interdisciplinary Seminar School for Advanced Studies in Public Health (EHESP) “Intersectional approaches in Public Health: New perspectives for studying social inequalities in Health?” Title of talk: “When vulnerabilities overlap: the case of immigrant women with HIV in Switzerland”, 15 April, EHESP, Paris, France.
2012, 20th World Congress Gynecology and Obstetrics of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), Symposium of the World Health Organization (WHO), Title of talk: “Experiences with clitoris repair for women with FGM in France: From Medical Normalization to Social Integration”, 12 October 2012, Rome, Italy.
2012, International Congress “Remembering the Body”, Title of talk: “When collective memories is anchored in the body: between discourses on excision and individual memories”, September 2012, Institute of Ethnology and Museum of Ethnography, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
2012, Internal Seminar for the International Day Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation of World Health Organization (WHO), Title of talk: “Repair after excision: Surgery or Counseling? What helps?”, 6th February 2012, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland.
2006 Regional Conference Health and Migration of the Institute for Scientific Research and Healthcare (IRCCS Burlo Garofolo) and the University of Trieste, Title of talk: “Observations on the role of intercultural mediation in healthcare”, 15 December, Trieste, Italy.
2005, 11e Congress of the National Pediatrics Association “Acceptance of preventive interventions in childhood in a migratory context”, Title of talk: “Efficacy of the intercultural mediation in access of healthcare among immigrants: results of the qualitative survey”, 21 January, Hospital Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
International Conferences (selected after a call)
2018, 15th Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), “Staying, Moving, Settling”, panel P038: Understanding "FGM" and sexual violence in diaspora: women's journeys through re-creations of identity and discourses on trauma, oral presentation: “Repairing and Retelling: the Back and Forth's Medical Journeys in the Reconstruction after FGM” (Tuesday 14 August 10H30 AM), 14-17 August, Stockholm University, Sweden.
2018, 13th international Conference of the Association for the anthropology of social change and development (APAD) “Migration, Development and Citizenships”, panel African Migration in Swiss, oral presentation: “Young People in Switzerland and Sexual Initiation”, (Wednesday 23 November 1H30 PM - 4H30 PM), 23-25 May, Roskilde University, Denmark.
2015, 40th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) “Pluralism and Community: Social Science History Perspectives”, panel Uncertain Sexual Reputations? Institutional Regulations of Reproduction, Parenting, and Gender, Network Women, Gender, and Sexuality, oral presentation: “The surrender of the biological parenthood “, (Thursday 12 November 3H15 PM - 5H15 PM), 12-15 November, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
2015, 40th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) “Pluralism and Community: Social Science History Perspectives”, chair discussant of the panel Consuming Science. The Popular Trickle-Down of Gender and Science, Network Women, Gender, and Sexuality (Friday 13 November 2H15 PM- 4H15 PM), 12-15 November, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
2015, 114th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) “Familiar/Strange”, panel Healthcare Desire, Defiance and Resistance, oral presentation “The Renouncement of Parenthood “, (Sunday 22nd November 10H15 AM – 12H00 PM), 18-22 November, Denver, Colorado, United States.
2014, 18th World Congress of the International Sociology Association (ISA), “Facing and unequal world: challenges for a global sociology”, panel Understanding 'Stigma' and HIV/AIDS: A Social Scientist's Challenge, RC15 Sociology of Health, oral presentation “I fear ‘Kongossa’ (gossip): stigma and control of information about HIV/AIDS among migrant women from sub-Saharan origin living with HIV in Switzerland”, 13-19 of July, Yokohama, Japan.
2014, 18th World Congress of the International Sociology Association (ISA), “Facing and unequal world: challenges for a global sociology”, panel Negotiating Gender and Generation in Transnational Cultures, RC32 Women in Society, oral presentation “Excision and Migration : Between ‘Legality’ and ‘Loyalty’ in the Transmission of a Traditional Practice in Migratory Context” 13-19 of July, Yokohama, Japan.
2013, 9ème congrès de la Société suisse de sociologie (SSS), “Inégalités et intégration sociale face à la crise”, panel Populations migrantes et inégalités d’accès aux soins de santé, oral presentation “Immigrant Women from sub-Saharan origin with VIH and Healthcare: between Vulnerability and Resources”, (Wednesday 26, 4H -6H PM), 26-28 June, University of Bern, Switzerland.
2012, 6th international conference of Francophone feminist research, “Imbrication des rapports de pouvoir: discriminations et privilèges de genre, de race, de classe et de sexualité” oral presentation “Surgery of the Clitoris: though a Feminist Medicine?” (Wednesday 26, 1H -3H PM), 28 August -2 September, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
2011, 8th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture & Society (IASSCS), Naming and Framing: The Making of Sexual (In)Equality, oral presentation “The Clitoris that makes Difference”, 6-9 July, Madrid, Spain.
2011, 20th World Congress for Sexual Health of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS), poster presentation “Repairing Clitoris after Excision. The Way of Speaking ‘Mutilation’ and Performing ‘Reparation’” 12-16 June, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
2009, 3e Congress of the French Association of Sociology (AFS), panel of the RT 28 Researches in Social Sciences on Sexuality, oral presentation “The construction of medical knowledge starting from personal experiences of women going though reconstructive surgery of clitoris”, 14-17 April University Paris-Diderot, France.
2008, 18TH Congress of the International Association of French Sociologists (AISLF), “Être en société. Le lien social à l’épreuve des cultures”, GT19 Sociology of social action, oral presentation “The Representation of the Self as Performance in front of Medical Institutions. The case of Disability Insurance and the Reconstructive Surgery”, 7-11 July, Istanbul, Turkey
Guest Lectures in PhD, MA, and Research Seminars
2015, Sociology of Affects, seminar addressed to PhD students, coordinator of the seminar Sébastien Roux, title of the lecture: “I can’t stay like that. Shame, Culpability and Desire of Emancipation of women with excision asking for clitoris reparation”, 14 November, 2 hours EHESS, Paris, France.
2015, Interdisciplinary in Social Sciences. The body: one object, many disciplines, seminar addressed to PhD students and researchers of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Social Sciences (IRIS), coordinator Benoît de l’Estoile, title of the lecture: “Sexuality, excision et clitoris reconstruction: the body at the intersection of disciplines”, 10 February, University Institute for Technologies (IUT) Bobigny, University Paris 13, Paris, France.
2014, Sociology of Desire, seminar addressed to PhD students, coordinator of the seminar Mathieu Trachman, title of the lecture: “The Construction of Pleasure after clitoris reparation” with Christelle Hamel (INED, Paris), 7 June, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Social Sciences (IRIS), EHESS, Paris, France.
2012, Political Precarious Figures, seminar addressed to MA students, coordinator of the seminar Benoît Beuret, title of the lecture: “Excision and Reparation: from the genesis of a crime to social recognition of rights”, 12 December, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
2011, Sexuality and Social Practices, seminar addressed to PhD students, coordinator of the seminar Rose-Marie Lagrave, title of the lecture: “The dramatization of Intimacy”, with Julie Castro, Mathieu Trachman, 11 March, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Social Sciences (IRIS), EHESS, Paris, France.
2009, Scientific Seminar of the National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED), title of the seminar: “Health, Violence and Sexuality. Studying Gender Relationship”, seminar addressed to PhD students and researchers, coordinators of the seminar and discussants Armelle Andro, Emmanuelle Cambois, Natalie Bajos. Title of the communication: “The sexuality of excised women and their project of reparation”, 20 November, National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED), Paris, France.
2009, Doctoral seminar, Complementarity of Research Methods, seminar addressed to PhD students, Title of the communication: “Methodological aspects of the Research in Social Sciences”, 16 March, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Social Sciences (IRIS) EHESS, Paris, France.