Guillaume Dandurand is an anthropologist whose research is located at the intersection of science and technology studies and international development studies in South Asia. His dissertation, entitled The Techno-Politics of Food Security in New Delhi: The Re-Materialization of the Ration Card, was awarded the Dissertation Prize in 2019 by the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University. His research builds on New Materialism to examine how governmental objects mediate the objectives of development projects in the lives of targeted populations.
Since 2018, Guillaume also works on a collaborative research project with Médecins Sans Frontières as part of his postdoctoral research on digital humanitarianism. He is a member of the Canada Research Chair on Applied Epistemology. His research investigates the gap between the expectations and the realization of artificial intelligence-based innovations in the humanitarian sector.
Keywords: International development; humanitarianism; new materialism; governmentality; urban studies; economic anthropology; anthropology of food; Delhi