Lea Coffineau

Lea Coffineau

Research Interests

  • Migration, Belonging, National Identity-Building, Postcolonial France, Debt, Reparations

Subfield: Cultural Anthropology

Lea Coffineau (she/her) is a PhD student in cultural anthropology at the Graduate Center of CUNY. Born in Montreal and raised between France and Quebec, she worked as a stage performer in Paris before becoming a cultural journalist. She holds a BA in sociology from the University of Strasbourg and a MA in anthropology from The New School for Social Research. Her work concentrates on migrations and belonging, with a focus on the making of identities in postcolonial France. She also makes documentaries as a research method, and as a way to render anthropological knowledge accessible to a broader audience.