Dr Agathe Faure

Dr Agathe Faure

LSE Fellow

Department of Anthropology

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About me

Agathe has conducted anthropological research in urban settings with Indigenous peoples from Colombia. Her main research interests lie at the intersection of the anthropology of migration and the anthropology of care.  

Drawing on twenty months of fieldwork conducted with Emberá Dobidá women in Medellín, her doctoral thesis, titled Movements of care, explores the connection between the movement of these women and the relations of care they compose in the context of their recent urban migration. Her research aims to reshape as such the academic attention recently brought to the relation between migration and care. Social scientific perspectives on care circulation between migrants have often suggested that migration disrupts intimacy by creating exceptional, i.e. transnational and long-term, physical distance. Agathe’s project proposes instead the concept of ‘movement’ to introduce the smaller scales and more imperceptible rhythms by which people move, in which their migration inscribes itself, and which have consistently conditioned the formation of the most detailed components of their sociality. Starting from this emic and historical understanding of movement, her research yields an approach to the concept of care as culturally specific and contextually embedded. Its originality then lies in the analysis it provides on relations of care made in non-kinship realms, the intricate logic of reciprocity involved in caring practices, and the embodied and immaterial aftermaths of care exchange. 

Since 2020, Agathe has taught a range of core and specialist courses, from anthropological theory to economic anthropology. Agathe has also taught for the LSE Summer School, and worked as a study adviser for LSE LIFE and research supervisor for LSE GROUPS. Alongside a PhD in Anthropology from the LSE, Agathe holds a BSc from Sciences Po Paris, a MSc in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh and an MRes in Anthropology from University College London. Her doctoral research has been funded by the ESRC and has been awarded a number of prozes, including the Rosemary Firth Award and Firth Prize. 

Expertise Details

Indigenous groups of Lowland South America; migration and mobility; economic anthropology; care; kinship and gender; emotion; body and personhood.

My research