Ethnology, ethnography, and anthropology.
Using ethnographic methods and anthropological analysis to understand human experience in Lao PDR.
I am an anthropologist, do fieldwork in Laos and use ethnographic methods and anthropological analysis to understand human experience. I was trained at Australian National University, and have held postdoctoral positions at Yale, Cambridge, Sydney, and Geelong. I have written about anthropological approaches to debt, power and desire; psychoanalytic theory and anthropology; Lao policy (including cultural, poverty, health and agricultural policies) in relation to lived experience in that country; everyday politics in Laos; emerging infectious disease as an intercultural zone; and religion in Laos. Currently, I am investigating transformations in pregnancy, birth and early childhood in Laos.