Current Members

MichaudJean 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.


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Professor of Geography, McGill

Southeast Asian development geography; development critiques; upland ethnic minorities in northern Vietnam and Yunnan; urban informal economies; innovative qualitative methods.


NoelaniNoelani Eidse
PhD, McGill

Thesis: Bargaining with the state: street vending, urban resistance and the politics of everyday life and survival in Hanoi, Vietnam.



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PhD, McGill

Thesis: The Environmentality of Forest Conservation in a remote Hmong Village in Yên Bài Province, Vietnam.



Jennifer Langill
PhD, McGill

Thesis: Transformations and Shifting Livelihoods in Northern Thailand: A Re-Study of Ban Suay Hmong Village.



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 LiDSC07823qing
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.



Peter Garber
MA, McGill

Thesis: Sustaining Livelihoods: The Dynamic Relationship Between Water Buffalo, Extreme Weather, and Upland Minorities in Lao Cai Province, northern Vietnam.


Antoine Garnier
MA, Laval

Les guides de trekking hmong à Sa Pa, Vietnam: entre modernité et résistance.




Jonathan Paradis
MA, Laval

Thesis: La subjectivité néolibérale chez les étudiants universitaires cambodgiens de Phnom Penh.


Charles (Abe) Solberg
MA, McGill

Thesis: Urbanization and ethnic minority livelihoods in Yunnan, China.



Patrick Slack
MA, McGill

Thesis: Cash crop impacts on Hmong food security and livelihoods. The case of black cardamom in Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province, northern Vietnam.



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MA, Laval

Thesis: Des réfugiés désirables: l’intégration par l’économie informelle de réfugiés karen en Thaïlande.



Celia Zuberec
Hons Student, Mcgill

Thesis: Youth Street Vendors in Hanoi: A Transgression of Public Space?





Thomas Kettig

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Interests: language change, sociophonetics, vowel phonology, historical linguistics, English dialect variation, Hmong dialect variation.



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NGO Hanh
Lab Research Assistant, Hanoi

Interests: humanitarian aid, disability, qualitative field methods, Vietnam spices, migration.



Madeleine Hykes
Lab Research Assistant, Montreal




VO Lan
Lab Research Assistant, McGill

Interests: Vietnam, ethnic minorities, poverty, livelihoods, library information systems.





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