Areas of Interest
Feminist anthropology; visual/multimodal ethnography; anthropology of bureaucracies; disability; political economy/governance of care; economies of abandonment; gender and sexual politics; sex tourism, sex work, sexual labour; transnational mobility.
My research work is broadly situated in the fields of feminist anthropology, visual/multimodal ethnography, and feminist materialist studies. I am currently conducting research primarily in the Québec City region, where I am analyzing school bureaucracies and precarious schooling for disabled students, through a project on the role of school transportation in access to schooling for autistic students, funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant, and in collaboration with Dr. Laurence Simard-Gagnon, a project that 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 experiences of drivers, parents, and students who meet in the space of the van. It brings together together the anthropology of bureaucracies, critical disability studies and feminist materialist approaches.
I have also conducted ethnographic research on sex tourism in Natal, in the northeast of Brazil, including research on questions around the racialized, gendered political economy of love, practices of transnational mobility, and intimate negotiations between Brazilian women and European men against a backdrop of social inequalities. As part of this work, I have examined the mobilization of public emotions and 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.
I also have a longstanding interest in visual/multimodal anthropology and in ways of engaging various publics through more accessible forms of knowledge engagements, and in particular, in the possibilities of ethnography in graphic form. In collaboration with Dr. William Flynn, who has adapted my research into a visual story, and Débora Santos, a Brazilian illustrator, I have turned my ethnography of sex tourism into graphic narrative form, with Gringo Love: Stories of Sex Tourism in Brazil, which has also been translated in Portuguese.
Below is a list of the courses I have been teaching at Carleton University:
Graduate courses taught at Carleton University
Undergraduate courses taught at Carleton University
I am cross-appointed with the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, as well as with the Institute of Political Economy. I commonly supervise graduate students interested in a wide range of topics, especially but not exclusively relating to the broadly defined field of the feminist anthropology, as well as in interdisciplinary fields engaging sexual and gender politics, visual-multimodal approaches, . I also welcome inquiries about specific areas of supervision. See below for a list of my past students’ thesis topics:
Lauren Montgomery (PhD Sociology 2021) “Carceral Harm Reduction”: A Critical Analysis of the Municipal Licensing of Body Rub Centres in Edmonton, Alberta
Sheridan Conty (MA Anthropology 2019) The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: A Counter-Archive (co-supervision with Zoe Todd)
Veronica Vicencio Diaz (MA Anthropology 2018) Gender and sexual fluidity in Veracruz, Mexico
Morgan Rochon (MA Sociology 2017) Unwrapping the “Truth”: The Perversion of Personal Narratives in Anti-Trafficking Campaigns
Kayleigh Thompson (MA Political Economy 2017) ‘A war for a foreign woman’: Gender, power and economic tension in Negril
Katherine Van Meyl (MA Sociology 2014) 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)
Melanie Rickert (MA Anthropology 2014) Propaganda? What Propaganda?: Discourse, Identity, and Queer Activism in St-Petersburg, Russia
Carrier-Moisan, M-E, William Flynn and Débora Santos. 2022 Carrier-Moisan, M-E. with William Flynn and Débora Santos. 2022. Amor de Gringo: Histórias de turismo sexual no Brasil (trad. Dandara Palankoff) Florianópolis : Skript Editora.
Carrier-Moisan, M-E, William Flynn and Débora Santos. 2020. Gringo Love: Stories of Sex Tourism in Brazil. University Press of Toronto.
Carrier-Moisan, M-E. 2020. Brazil’s dramatic losses: City-staging, spectacular security, and the problem of sex tourism during the 2014 World Cup in Natal, Brazil. City and Society 32(3): 530-555
Carrier-Moisan, M-E. 2019. ‘A Red Card against Sex Tourism’: Sex Panics, Public Emotions and the 2014 World Cup in Natal, Brazil. Feminist Formations 31(2): 125-154
Carrier-Moisan, M-E. 2018. ‘I have to feel something’: Gringo Love in the Sexual Economy of Tourism in Natal, Brazil. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. 23(1): 131-151
Carrier-Moisan, M-E .2015.‘Putting Femininity to Work’: Negotiating Hypersexuality and Respectability in Sex Tourism, Brazil. Sexualities 18(4): 499-518
Carrier-Moisan, M-E. 2013. Saving Women or (Re)inscribing Exclusion? New Protagonists in the Public Spaces of Sex Tourism in Contesting Publics: Feminism, Activism and Ethnography. Eds. Lynne Phillips and Sally Cole with Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan and Erica Lagalisse. Pp. 48-75. London. Pluto Press.
2013. With Cole Sally, Lynne Phillips, and Erica Lagalisse. A Pedagogical Conversation: Public Scholars and Public Scholarship in Contesting Publics: Feminism, Activism and Ethnography. Eds. L. Phillips and S. Cole with M-E C-Moisan and E. Lagalisse. Pp. 138-148. London. Pluto Press.
Blog post, podcast and social media
With William Flynn and Débora Santos, hosted by Phil Primeau. Gringo Love - a conversation. The Department Podcast.
Carrier-Moisan M.E. 2018. Anthropology otherwise: thoughts on a graphic novel experiment. Blog Post in two parts on website of Teaching Culture.
Part 1: http://www.utpteachingculture.com/anthropology-otherwise-thoughts-on-a-graphic-novel-experiment/
Part 2: https://cascacultureblog.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/anthropology-otherwise-thoughts-on-a-graphic-novel-experiment/
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