Vincent Battesti (1970-) was born in Le Havre, France. For nearly twenty years he travels and works in North Africa and Middle East. He's social anthropologist at the CNRS (French National Scientific Research Center), he has his office at the Musée de l'Homme, National Museum of Natural History in Paris (UMR Éco-anthropologie & ethnobiologie).
In 2015-2016, he was visiting scholar at the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University (New York), and from 2012 to 2015, at the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University (NYU).
His main fields of research are in Ecological Anthropology -- and he's a specialist of oasis ecosystems (currently working in ethnoecology on the relationships to the environment in Siwa oasis, Egypt) --, and in Urban Anthropology, currently working on urban public spaces in Cairo, Egypt -- and especially on soundscapes, for an anthropology of sounds.