Portrait of Géraldine Le Roux

Géraldine Le Roux

Principal Investigator (PI) Director, Senior Lecturer

Géraldine Le Roux is an anthropologist, exhibition curator and lecturer at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, Brittany. She is the author of over forty scientific publications on Indigenous arts, Oceanic performances and the cultural perception of marine plastic waste.


Both her books have won awards.


In Sea Sisters, un équipage féminin à l’épreuve de la pollution dans le Pacifique (winner of the Prix du Livre engagé pour la planète at the Mouans-Sartoux Festival in 2021), she recounts her experience of a Pacific crossing under sail, an all-female maritime expedition dedicated to the fight against plastic pollution. L’art des ghostnets. Approche anthropologique et esthétique des filets-fantômes (island book prize at the Ouessant literature festival in 2023 and first prize for scientific publishing assistance from the musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac in 2019) anthropologically analyses the place and value of abandoned fishing nets in different cultures, from Oceania to Brittany, and demonstrates the contribution of their artistic recycling

Géraldine has been working for nearly twenty years in Australia and Oceania on issues of art, heritage and Indigenous identity, and for over ten years on the cultural perception of the ocean and what it rejects. In 2023, Géraldine Le Roux was named one of the 100 people working to promote understanding of the issues raised by plastic.