Lou Rouquet

PhD student - MIS

Lou Rouquet did a BA in Sociology at the University of Nantes (France), during which she was an Erasmus exchange student at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium) in 2017-2018. In 2021, she obtained her MA in Social and Historical Anthropology, with a specialization in Intangible Cultural Heritage, from the Toulouse University of Jean Jaurès (France). Her Master thesis, for which she obtained two fieldwork grants, examined the ways in which marginalized Afar musicians in Djibouti City, Capital of Djibouti in East Africa, navigate daily within an authoritarian regime through and across the many musical genres that exist in the country. Her current PhD project, funded by a FRNS MIS grant, deals with cultural and artistic expressions of trauma and nostalgia in the Uyghur diaspora, with a focus on audio and visual arts. Currently, she is also co-working with other anthropology students on a series of podcasts that aim at giving a voice to female anthropologists who have experienced or may experience violence and abuses during fieldwork. These podcasts especially focus on methodological issues, and are a part of a larger project, they will be released by 2021-2022.