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.
Professor of Geography, McGill
Southeast Asian development geography; development critiques; upland ethnic minorities in northern Vietnam and Yunnan; urban informal economies; innovative qualitative methods.
Thesis: Transformations and Shifting Livelihoods in Northern Thailand: A Re-Study of Ban Suay Hmong Village.
Thesis: Rooting Rights to the City: Urban Agriculture and Food Justice in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Thesis: The ethnic minority livelihoods in the Sino-Vietnamese borderlands: the case of spice commodity chains.
Thesis: Urban informal economies and the emerging platform economy in Vietnam’s socialist market-oriented society.
Thesis: Frontier Spices and Spaces: The Complexity and Diversity of Ethnic Minority Livelihoods in the Western Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands.
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.
Thesis: Arrimages et distinctions entre développement, résistances et tourisme dans un village Miao du Guizhou, Chine.
Thesis: Tourism as a Tool for Political Integration: Negotiation and Resistance among the Hmong of Northern Vietnam
Thesis: Sustaining Livelihoods: The Dynamic Relationship Between Water Buffalo, Extreme Weather, and Upland Minorities in Lao Cai Province, northern Vietnam.
Thesis: ‘I don’t want to stand out down here.’ Youth Ethnic Minority Migrants’ Experiences of Mobility and Migration in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Lab Research Assistant
Interests: language change, sociophonetics, vowel phonology, historical linguistics, English dialect variation, Hmong dialect variation.
Interests: humanitarian aid, disability, qualitative field methods, Vietnam spices, migration.
Lab Research Assistant, Montreal
Interests: Urban policy mobility, (in)accessible public spaces, civic design, qualitative reseach methods, and participatory urban design.
Interests: Vietnam, ethnic minorities, poverty, livelihoods, library information systems.
Lab Research Assistant