Current Members

Jean Michaud, Professor of Anthropology, Laval
Minorities and globalisation; highland societies of Southeast Asia and southwest China; anthropology of the Hmong; critiques of development; local impacts of tourism; historical anthropology and archives.
Sarah Turner, Professor of Geography, McGill
Southeast Asian development geography; development critiques; upland ethnic minorities in northern Vietnam and Yunnan; urban informal economies; innovative qualitative methods.
Noelani Eidse, PhD, McGill
Thesis: Bargaining with the state: street vending, urban resistance and the politics of everyday life and survival in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Bernard Huber, PhD, McGill
Thesis: The Environmentality of Forest Conservation in a remote Hmong Village in Yên Bài Province, Vietnam.
Pascale-Marie Milan, PhD, Laval
Thesis: Tourisme et changement social chez les Na de Chine, approche anthropologique comparée d’une coutume matrimoniale: le Séssé.
Mélie Monnerat, PhD, McGill
Thesis: The ethnic minority livelihoods in the Sino-Vietnamese borderlands: the case of spice commodity chains.
YU Liqing, PhD, Laval
Thesis: The social production of Nanluoguxiang Quarter (Hutong) from 1980 to 2015: desires, expectations and strategies of a diverse population facing state power in Socialist China.
ZHAO Feiliu, PhD, Laval
Thesis: Arrimages et distinctions entre développement, résistances et tourisme dans un village Miao du Guizhou, Chine.
Ammar Adenwala, MA, McGill
Thesis: Upland small city urbanization in Cằo Bang province, Vietnam.
Karen Bouchard, MA, Laval
Thesis: Water Governance and Security in the Highlands of Kalinga Province, Cordillera Administrative Region, Luzon, Philippines.
Antoine Garnier, MA, Laval
Thesis: Les guides de trekking Hmong à Sa Pa, Vietnam: entre modernité et résistance.
Melody Lynch, MA, McGill
Thesis: Bajo ethnic minority livelihoods, mobility, and resistance in the Wakatobi National Park, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Jonathan Paradis, MA, Laval
Thesis: La subjectivité néolibérale chez les étudiants universitaires cambodgiens de Phnom Penh.
Dylan Putzel, MA, McGill
Thesis: Trade Networks, Political Dynamics, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands.
Charles (Abe) Solberg, MA, McGill
Thesis: Urbanization and ethnic minority livelihoods in Yunnan, China.
Kate Trincsi, MSc, McGill
Thesis: Land system resilience: Linking land use change, state policy, and ethnic minority resource management in Vietnam.
Jean-Daniel Vachon, MA, Laval
Thesis: Des réfugiés désirables: l’intégration par l’économie informelle de réfugiés karen en Thaïlande.
Thomas Kettig, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Interests: language change, sociophonetics, vowel phonology, historical linguistics, English dialect variation, Hmong dialect variation.
NGO Hanh, Lab Research Assistant, Hanoi
Interests: humanitarian aid, disability, qualitative field methods, Vietnam spices, migration.
VO Lan, Lab Research Assistant, McGill
Interests: Vietnam, ethnic minorities, poverty, livelihoods, library information systems.