all publications


scholarly journal articles

  • 2020. Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Sekong Province Lao PDR 2018 – potential for improved surveillance and management in endemic regions. Annand, E., High, H., Wong, F., Phommachanh, P., Chanthavisouk, C., Happold. J., Dhingra, M., Eagles, D., Britton, P., Alders, R. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 68 (1), 168 – 182.
  • 2009. Complicities and complexities: Provocations from the study of resettlement in Laos. Critical Asian Studies, 41 (4), 615-620.
  • 2008. La guerre segretta degli Stati Uniti d’America contro la natura. It paesaggio violent del Laos. I Frutti di Demetra: bollettino di storia e ambiente, 16, 37-48.
  • 2008. Violent landscape: Global explosions and Lao life-worlds. Global Environment: A Journal of History and Natural and Social Sciences, 1 (1), 58-81.
  • 2006. Join together, work together, for the common good – solidarity! Village formation in southern Laos. Sojourn, 21 (1), 22-45.

book chapters and entries

  • 2023. Actually existing anarchist anthropology. In H. High and J. Reno (Eds.), As if already free: Anthropology and Activism after David Graeber (pp. 79-95). Pluto Press: London.
  • 2023. Birthing Possibilities. In H. High and J. Reno (Eds.), As if already free: Anthropology and Activism after David Graeber (pp. 52-78). Pluto Press: London.
  • 2022. Lady luck of the city: Myth and meaning in Vientiane’s city pillar. In H.High (Ed.), Stone Masters: Power Encounters in Southeast Asia (pp. 167-190). NUS Press: Singapore.
  • 2022. Living with new gods: Power encounters in Sekong Province, Lao PDR. In H. High (Ed.) Stone Masters: Power encounters in Mainland Southeast Asia (pp. 49-74). NUS Press: Singapore.
  • 2019. Territory and the territory cults: Pregnancy and power in Monsoon Asia. In Y. Masharbash & G. H. Presterudstuen (Eds.), Monster Anthropology: Ethnographic explorations of transforming social worlds through monsters. Bloomsbury: London.
  • 2018. Potlatch. In H. Callan (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Wiley Blackwell.
  • 2018. Trade. In H. Callan (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Wiley Blackwell.
  • 2016. The only Buddhist in the Village. In J. Samuels, J. T. McDaniel, & M.M. Rowe (Eds.), Figures of Buddhist Modernity in Asia (pp. 145-147). University of Hawai’i Press: Honolulu.
  • 2013. Laos in 2012: In the name of democracy. In Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Ed.), Southeast Asian Affairs 2013 (pp. 137-152). Institute of Southeast Asian Studies: Singapore.
  • 2013. Miss Beer Lao. In E. Harms, J. Lindquist, & J. Barker (Eds.), Figures of Modernity in Southeast Asia (pp. 95-97). University of Hawai’i Press: Honolulu.
  • 2011. Poverty and merit mobile persons in Laos. In K. M. Adams & K.A. Gillogly (Eds.), Everyday Life in Southeast Asia (pp. 37-46). Indiana University Press: Bloomington.
  • 2010. Laos: Crisis and resource contestation. D. Singh (Ed.), Southeast Asian Affairs 2010 (pp. 153-164). Institute of Southeast Asian Studies: Singapore.
  • 2009. The Spirit of Community: Puta belief and communal sentiments in Southern Laos. In A. Walker (Ed.), Tai Lands and Thailand: Community and state in Southeast Asia (pp. 84-95). NIAS Press, Asian Studies Association of Australia in association with University of Hawai’i Press: Honolulu.
  • 2008. Dreaming beyond Borders: The Thai/Lao borderlands and the mobility of the marginal. In M. Gainsborough (Ed.), On the Borders of State Power: Frontiers in the Greater Mekong Subregion, (pp. 75-100). Routledge: London.

book reviews

  • 2013. Review of the book Returns to the Field: Multitemporal research and contemporary anthropology by S. Howell & A. Talle (Eds.). Social Anthropology, 21 (3), pp. 412-413.
  • 2012. Review of the book Tracks and Traces: Essays in memory of Andrew Turton by P. Hirsch & N. Tapp (Eds.). Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 43 (1), pp. 208-209.
  • 2011. Review of NIAS Monographs 112 Creating Laos: The making of a Lao space between Indochina and Siam, 1860-1945 by Nordic Institute of Asia Studies. Journal of Siam Society, 98, pp. 279-280.
  • 2005. Review of the book The Lao: gender, power, and livelihood by C. Ireson-Doolittle & G. Moreno-Black Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 36 (4).

other writings

  • 2005. Cooperation as gift versus cooperation as corveé. Some notes on why Lao rice farmers cooperate for rice production much more easily than they do for state projects [paper presentation]. Yale Southeast Asian Studies conference, New Haven, U.S.A.