Anthropology Department

Dr. Ariane Bélanger-Vincent

Ariane Belanger-Vincent

Curriculum Vitae: Ariane Bélanger-Vincent (PDF)

Research Interests

My research interests stem from the aspiration to understand global politics' actors, practices, discourses, and networks. I am particularly interested in the processes of global policy-making and the implementation of policies to address violent situations such as genocide. I am also interested in initiatives seeking to rebuild societies after such conflicts.

I am currently developing a research project on landmines and the demining processes around the world. This project stems from a chapter of my dissertation, which describes the inception of the Mine Ban Treaty. I seek to understand how the treaty is being implemented and to explore the relationships between the many organizations working on what the United Nations calls "Mine Action."

My doctoral research sought to uncover the emergence and implementation of the "Responsibility to Protect" (R2P). R2P was developed in response to the international community's inaction during the Rwandan genocide and the problems raised by the Kosovo intervention. It is now widely acclaimed as the doctrine giving the tools to the international community to prevent and react to violent conflicts affecting civilian populations. The project traced the genealogy of the R2P concept and highlighted key features of the functioning of global politics. I have conducted ethnographic fieldwork in many sites related to R2P including the government of Canada, United Nations offices and agencies, research centers, think tanks, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). I also relied on written data and have used the Canadian Access to Information Act to obtain crucial documents.

List of Courses Taught at CSU, Chico

  • ANTH 116 Power, Violence, and Inequality
  • ANTH 303 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 340 Anthropology of Food
  • ANTH 437 International Development and Globalization
  • ANTH 495 Promseminar in Applied Anthropology
  • POLS 331W Introduction to Research Methods (W)
  • SOCI 356 Genocide