An anthropologist at the CNRS, Monique Jeudy-Ballini has conducted many ethnographic studies in Papua New Guinea, on the French luxe industry and on primitive art collectors. She then studied how contemporary artists include extra-European creations in their work. Her current research focuses on the transcultural mechanisms of aesthetic reception and repossession. She has published, among other books, La Passion de l’art primitif. Enquête sur les collectionneurs (Gallimard, 2008) with Brigitte Derlon (EHESSE), L’Art en transfert (L’Herne, 2015), Arts premiers et appropriations artistiques contemporaines (Gangemi, 2017). Along with Maurice Godelier she co-edited L’Anthropologie aux Beaux-Arts, Paris.