Guigone Camus

Dr Guigone Camus (France) holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and Ethnology (EHESS), and since 2002 has lectured at l’Ecole du Louvre in Paris, l’Institut Catholique de Paris (IRCP), and the University of French Polynesia in Tahiti. Camus has worked on the social organisation of Kiribati, which is a small atoll country covering a large part of the Central Pacific. During two missions (2015 and 2017), she observed the I-Kiribati symbolic representations of Nature, their social organisation, and the kin ties between their cosmology and genealogies. In 2014, she published Tabiteuea Kiribati, a book dedicated to Tabiteuea Island (Hazan). As a Scientific Advisor of the Ocean and Climate Platform, she is committed to putting light on issues related to the consequences of global warming on the preservation of biodiversity, and the livelihoods of the human societies living in small island countries, addressing physical and psychological security, food security, and migration. She also works on the pragmatic and emotional perception of climate change and on the political and social parameters influencing the protection of natural resources.