Marie Alauzen

PhD Candidate




  • Presentation



Thesis title: Modernizing the State. An inquiry on the administrative and IT recompositions of the State in France

Supervisor: Fabian Muniesa

Marie Alauzen is a doctoral candidate in STS. Her work focuses on the relationships between the making of the State and the construction of technologies. Her dissertation analyzes ethnographically the devices that connect some French modernization programs, the making of administrative objects and users, and the production of various forms of governmentality. In this work, coordinated automation and digitalization appear as a trial for the State.

In November 2017, she joined the QUAD project (Quantification, Administrative Capacity and Democracy) as a Junior Research Fellow and started an investigation on French administrative management in hospitals. She also contributes to Scriptopolis, a blog dedicated to an ordinary anthropology of writing.