Interview with Nastassja Martin

Sunday 6 June 2021 at 4.30pm

Another Way of Living: Learning From Shamans and Bears
Moderated by Anne Laure Gannac, culture and human sciences journalist
In French interpreted into English

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Event translated into English: YouTube Live

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Nastassja Martin is a French author and anthropologist, born in 1986 in Grenoble, who after writing her doctoral thesis under Philippe Descola at EHESS, has been studying the Gwich-in people of Alaska and the Even people of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Along with In the Eye of the Wild, to be published in English in the autumn of 2021 by the New York Review of Books, she has written Les âmes sauvages: face à l’Occident, la résistance d’un peuple d’Alaska (La Découverte, 2016), for which she received the Prix Louis Castex of the Académie française. She also co-produced documentaries with Mike Magidson including Tvaïan (Point du Jours/Arte). In the Eye of the Wild tells the story of her nearly fatal run-in with a bear while conducting research in Russia and of the aftermath of the event, of the wounds she took away from it, but also of a rebirth in spirit and mind and a new approach to living with animals and nature.