Christophe Apprill and Sara Le Menestrel

Christophe Apprill is a sociologist and associate researcher at the Centre Norbert Elias of the EHESS, at URMIS (Université Paris 7-Diderot)  and at the  Observatoire des Publics, des Professionnels et des Institutions de la Culture (Oppic). His research explores the social processes at work in the world of amateur and professional dancers. His publications include Sociologie des danses de couple (L’Harmattan, 2005) and Tango. Le couple, le bal et la scène (Autrement, 2008) and Le goût du corps (Mercure de France, 2017).


Sara Le Menestrel is a cultural anthropologist and a research fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). She is the author of Negotiating Difference: Categories, Stereotypes and Identifications in French Louisiana Music (University Press of Mississippi, 2015) and coordinated a team-authored book, Des vies en musique. Parcours d’artistes, mobilités, transformations (to be published in English by Routledge). In 2005, she extended her research interests to the antropology of disaster through post-Katrina and -Rita Louisiana. Since 2015, she has been working on the multiple appropriations and circulation of mindfulness between therapy, scientific research, spiritual practice and politics.