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Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Degrees:Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 3724
Office:D795 Loeb Building
Website:Visit Professor Carrier-Moisan's website


Currently, I am the incumbent of the Joint Chair in Women’s Studies (JCWS) at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, for a two-year mandate (July 2023-July 2025). I am also an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and cross-appointed with the Feminist Institute for Social Transformation.

My research work, at the moment, explores issues related to institutional abandonment, the anthropology of care and bureaucracies, and the social production of disability in school institutions of the Québec city region. A first project revolves around the role of school transportation in access to schooling for autistic students, in a context of crisis in these students’ schooling, as many find themselves unschooled or attending school part-time. Funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant, this project is done in collaboration with Dr. Laurence Simard-Gagnon, and draws on our respective expertise and experiential knowledges. The project focuses on the materiality of school transportation through ethnographic attention to both (i) official policies, managerial practices, and overall governance, and (ii) everyday, intersecting experiences of vulnerabilities for drivers, parents, and students who meet in the disabling space of the van. A second collaborative and participatory project is conducted along with Autisme-Québec, and focusses on documenting experiences of unschooling and partial schooling for autistic students in the Québec city region. I am also involved with the Comité pour le droit à la scolarisation, in collaboration with La ligue des droits et libertés-section Québec, in order to help advance issues around school exclusion of autistic and disabled students.

I have also conducted ethnographic research on sex tourism in Natal, in the northeast of Brazil, including research on questions around practices of social mobility and intimacies against a backdrop of social and geopolitical inequalities. As part of this work, I have also examined the mobilization of affective logics in campaigns against sex trafficking and sex tourism, including during the 2014 World Cup in Natal, campaigns which too often, have led to patterns of urban exclusion and state abandonment.

I also have a longstanding interest in visual/multimodal anthropology, in the possibilities of doing and telling research otherwise, and in the circulation of feminist knowledges. In collaboration with Dr. William Flynn, who has adapted my research into a graphic narrative, and Débora Santos, a Brazilian illustrator, I have turned my ethnography of sex tourism into a graphic novel, with Gringo Love: Stories of Sex Tourism in Brazil, which has also been translated in Portuguese and published in Brazil.

I continue to explore different ways of doing and telling about research in my collaborative research project alongside Dr. Simard-Gagnon, including through the development of narrative cartographies.

I supervised students interested in the broad fields of feminist anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, visual/multimodal ethnography, and anthropology of care, disability and bureaucracy.

Thesis supervised

  • Montgomery, Lauren. 2021. “Carceral Harm Reduction”: A Critical Analysis of the Municipal Licensing of Bo.dy Rub Centres in Edmonton, Alberta.(PhD Sociology 2021)
  • Conty, Sheridan. 2019. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: A counter-Archive, co-supervision with Zoe Todd (MA Anthropology)
  • Vicencio Diaz, Veronica. 2018 Gender and Sexual Fluidity in Veracruz, Mexico. (MA Anthropology)
  • Rochon, Morgan. 2017. Unwrapping the “Truth”: The Perversion of Personal Narratives in Anti-Trafficking Campaigns(MA Sociology 2017)
  • Thompson, Kayleigh. 2017. ‘A war for a foreign woman’: Gender, power and economic tension in Negril(MA Political Economy)
  • Van Meyl, Katherine. On the Separation of Personal and Professional:  Sex, Work, Law, the Girlfriend Experience and the Interpersonal Relationships of Independent Escorts, co-supervision with Alexis Shotwell. (MA Sociology 2014)
  • Rickert, Melanie. 2014. Propaganda? What Propaganda? Discourse, Identity and Queer Activism in St. Petersburg, Russia. (MA Anthropology 2014)

Courses taught at Carleton University

Graduate courses taught at Carleton University

  • ANTH 6100 Thesis Writing Seminar
  • ANTH 6000 Doctoral Seminar: Theories and Methods in Contemporary Anthropology
  • ANTH 5708 Critical and Creative Experiments in Ethnography
  • ANTH 5708 Sex, Love and Globalization
  • ANTH 5402: Research in Anthropology
  • PECO 5001: Methodology of Political Economy

Undergraduate courses taught at Carleton University

  • ANTH 4900 Honours Research Paper in Anthropology
  • ANTH 4225 Experiments in Ethnography
  • ANTH 3550 Studies in Visual Anthropology
  • ANTH 2040 Anthropology and Gender
  • ANTH 2670 Ethnography of Brazil
  • ANTH 1001 Introduction to Anthropology