Didier Fassin is the James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science for the Institute for Advanced Study, the Chair of Public Health at the College de France, and holds Direction of Studies role in Political and Moral Anthropology at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. He earned his M.D. from Pierre and Marie Curie University, an M.A. from the University of Paris, and a Ph.D. from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.
His career began in the medical field, during which time he served as an infectious disease specialist. He moved on to an anthropological approach, studying health inequities in Africa.
Fassin is founder of Iris, the Interdisciplinary Research Institute for Social Sciences and has served as a member of the Scientific Council of the French Institute of Health and Medical Research and the Scientific Council of the City of Paris.
His work has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards, including the Chevalier des Palmes Academiques, the Douglass Prize for the Best Book in the Anthropology of Europe, and the Research Prize of the French Red Cross Foundation. He continues his work to drive policy development and scholarship regarding immigration, social justice, and asylum.
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Didier Fassin, born in 1955, is a French anthropologist and sociologist. He is the James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and holds a Direction of Studies in Political and Moral Anthropology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He has been appointed to the Chair of Public Health at the Collège de France.Source: Wikipedia
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