Marie Schnitzler

Laureate of the Atlas Programme 
Stay in France: from August 1st to October 29th, 2019

Marie Schnitzler is an anthropologist. Her PhD thesis defended in 2017 at the University of Liege (Belgium) offers an ethnographic perspective on the ordinary life of people with disabilities in a Coloured township of South Africa. Later, she was engaged for one year at the University of Brest (France) to explore the experience of ageing for people with disabilities living in Brittany. Currently, she is affiliated to the University of Liege and the University of Bordeaux (France).

The project 

Title: People with disabilities’ mobility in Cape Town

Keywords: Disability, South Africa, family configurations, Health, social policies, urban Africa.

Selected publications

  • In press, « What are persons with disabilities responsible for? The study of public, social and family responsibilities in the context of locomotor disability (Cape Flats, South Africa) », IN Rubbers Benjamin, Jedlowski Alessandro (eds), 2020. Regimes of responsibility in Africa: Genealogies, rationalities and conflicts. Oxford: Berghahn Books.
  • 2019, « Handicap, vieillissement et vieillesse. Revue de la littérature à partir de la France », Gérontologie et Société, n°159.
  • 2014, « Le rôle de l’entourage au sein de l’hôpital africain : une thématique négligée ? », Sciences sociales et santé, 2 (1) : 39-64. [On line:].