Alumni

Dr Jean Francois Rousseau, PhD, McGill, 2014
Thesis: ‘Green energies’ along the Red River: the modernisation of a Chinese frontier region and the implications for riparian rural livelihoods in Honghe Prefecture. Now: Professor, Univ. of Ottawa.
Dr Xu Yi Qiang (Jonathan), Post-doctoral fellow/Visiting scholar
Research interests: Highland Ethnic Minorities; Southeast China; Ritual Healing Practices and Social Culture in Hani Villages; Religious Anthropology; Medical Anthropology.
Dr LI Yajuan, PhD, Chinese Academy of Science, 2015; co-supervisor Prof Turner
Thesis: Tourism development in remote ethnic minority communities – the case of Qiandongnan prefecture, Guizhou province, China. Now: Professor, Central China Normal University.
Rémy Darith Chhem, MA, Laval, 2015
Thesis: Tenure foncière et société rurale dans le Cambodge d’après-guerre.
Now: PhD candidate Development Studies,Ottawa U.
Marc-André Morency, MA, Laval, 2015
Thesis: Diaspora, ethnicité et sécularisme: l’identité religieuse sikh en lien avec son contexte d’expression.
Now: Social Enterprise Program Officer, Quebec.
ZHAO Yawei, MA, McGill, 2015
Thesis: Minority livelihoods and tourism development in Yunnan Province, China.
Now: PhD candidate, Geography, Univ. of Calgary.
Dr Candice Cornet, Visiting post-doc, McGill, 2014; PhD, 2011, Laval
Now: CEGEP teacher, St Hyacinthe, Quebec.
Sarah Delisle, MA, McGill, 2014
Thesis: ‘The Weather Is Like The Game We Play’: Hmong and Yao Food Security and Emerging Livelihood Vulnerabilities in the Northern Uplands of Vietnam.
Now: Emergency Planning Officer, McGill.
Victoria Kyeyune, MSc, McGill, 2014
Thesis: Yielding to High Yields: Hybrid Maize and Hmong Food Security in Ha Giang Province, Northern Vietnam.
Now: Scientific Evaluator, Health Canada.
ZHANG Jialong, Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Forestry, Southwest Forestry University, Yunnan, China 2013-14
Now: Professor, Faculty of Forestry, Southwest Forestry University, Yunnan, China.
Dr Pham Thi Thanh Hiên, Post-Doc, McGill, 2012
Now: Professor, Dept. of Urban Studies and Tourism, UQAM, Montréal.
Clara Champalle, MA, McGill, 2012
Thesis: ‘Cash Crops And Climate Shocks: Flexible Livelihoods In Southeast Yunnan, China’.
Now: International Development Consultant, Montreal.
Mathieu Poulin-Lamarre, MA, Laval, 2012
Thesis: Folklorisation et développement des minorités dans la Chine du sud-ouest: la construction de la nation chinoise contemporaine dans les marges.
Now: PhD candidate, Anthropology, U de Montreal.
Dr Christine Bonnin, PhD, 2012, McGill
Thesis: ‘Markets in the Mountains: Market Exchange, Trade Practices and Trader Livelihoods in Highland Northern Vietnam’.
Now: Lecturer/Professor, Dept. of Geography, UCD, Dublin.
Steeve Daviau, Consultant, Laos
Interests: ‘Développement, modernité et intégration à la nation d’une minorité bahnarique dans le Laos postsocialiste’.
Samuel Dubois, BA Hons, McGill, 2011
Thesis: Analyzing Military Archives of the Northern Vietnamese Borderlands: French Colonial Military Perceptions of Ethnic Minorities.
Now: Graduate student in architecture, McGill Univ.
Dr Marlène Elias, SSHRC Post-doc, Laval; PhD, McGill, 2010
Interests:Livelihoods, commodity chains, gender and fair trade in the Global South.
Now: Gender specialist CGIAR.
Philippe Messier, MA, Laval, 2010
Thesis: ‘L’intégration à la majorité par l’image : dynamiques et stratégies de représentations des groupes minoritaires du district de Sa Pa du Vietnam postsocialiste.’
Now: PhD candidate, Anthropology, McGill.
Jonathan Gerber, MA, McGill, 2010
Thesis: ‘From farm plot to cooking pot: regional and local fruit and vegetable commodity chains supplying Hanoi, Vietnam’.
Now: Transportation Safety Specialist, Malaysia.
Vincent Landry, MA, Laval, 2010
Thesis: ‘ Stratégies de développement, écogouvernance et particularismes locaux: le cas de trois initiatives de développement par l’écotourisme au N-O Laos’.
Now: Program Officer, Regional Development, Gaspasie.
Lindsay Long, MA, McGill, 2009
Thesis: ‘Unravelling the Threads: The Evolving Complexities of the Highland Textile Trade in Northern Vietnam and Beyond’.
Now: Director of Global Philanthropy at Faircom New York.
François Fortin-Deschêne, MA, U de M, 2009
Thesis: ‘Domination, résistance et espace de dialogue; les dynamiques de transformation de l’hégémonie au Viêtnam’. ‘Domination, resistance and dialogue; the dynamics of hegemony in Vietnam’.
Now: Independent Consultant, Iqualuit.
Claire Tugault-Lafleur, MA, McGill, 2007
Thesis: ‘Diversifying Livelihoods: Hmong Use and Trade of Forest Products in Northern Vietnam’.
Now: PhD candidate, Public Health, UBC.
Laura Schoenberger, MA, McGill, 2006
Thesis: ‘Crossing the Line: The Changing Nature of Highlander Cross-Border Trade in Northern Vietnam’.
Now: PhD candidate, York Univ.
Caroline Goulet, MA, U d M, 2005
Thesis: ‘Rhétorique égalitariste contre pragmatisme autoritaire: les politiques d’État vietnamiennes et leurs implications pour les Hmong/Dao’.