- 2014. Fields of Desire: Poverty and Policy in Laos. NUS Press, Singapore.
- 2021. Projectland: Life in a Lao Socialist Model Village. University of Hawai’i Press. Honolulu.
- 2022. Stone Masters: Power Encounters in Mainland Southeast Asia. National University of Singapore Press.
scholarly journal articles
- 2022. It was not the Government that did it: it was us! Water Supply in Kandon as an Example of Living Lao Socialism. Anthropological Forum, 32 (1), 41-58. https://doi.org/10.1080/00664677.2022.2045183
- 2020. A palang among the Kantu: Or, difference is a medicine. Anthropological Forum, 30(4), 341-359. https://doi.org/10.1080/00664677.2020.1850421
- 2020. Laos in 2019: Climate change bites. Asian Survey, 60 (1), 146-151. https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.146
- 2020. Nutrition justice: Uncovering invisible pathways to malnutrition. S. Hanieh, H. High and J. Boulton. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 11, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2020.00150
- 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/tbed.13673
- 2019. The 2018 dam collapse in Attapeu, Laos: Charitable donations and the party-state thriving on crisis. Anthropology Today, 35 (4), 26-28. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8322.12520.
- 2014. Electronic records of the air war over Southeast Asia. H. High, G Robson, J. Curran. The Journal of Vietnamese Studies, 8 (4), 86-124. https://doi.org/10.1525/vs.2014.8.4.86
- 2013. Introduction: The study of the state in Laos. H. High, P. Petit. Asian Studies Review, 37 (4), 417-432. https://doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2013.833579
- 2013. Experimental consensus: Negotiating with the irrigating state in Laos. Asian Studies Review, 37 (4), 491-508. https://doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2013.794188
- 2012. Re-reading the potlatch in a time of crisis: Debt and the distinctions that matter. Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, 20 (4), 363-379. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8676.2012.00218.x
- 2012. Anthropology and Anarchy: Horror, romance or science fiction?Critique of Anthropology, 32 (2), 93-108. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308275X12438426
- 2011. Melancholia and Anthropology. American Ethnologist, 38( 2), 217-233. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1548-1425.2011.01302.x
- 2010. Ethnographic exposures: Motivations for Donations in the south of Laos (and beyond). American Ethnologist, 37 (2), 308-322. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1548-1425.2010.01257.x
- 2009. The road to nowhere: poverty and policy in the south of Laos. Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology, 53, 75-88. https://doi.org/10.3167/fcl.2009.530105
- 2009. Complicities and complexities: Provocations from the study of resettlement in Laos. Critical Asian Studies, 41 (4), 615-620.
- 2008. The implications of aspirations: reconsidering resettlement in Laos. Critical Asian Studies, 40 (4), 531-550. https://doi.org/10.1080/14672710802505257
- 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. https://doi.org/10.3197/ge.2008.010103
- 2006. Ritualizing residency: Territory cults and a sense of place in southern Lao PDR.The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 7 (3), 251-264. https://doi.org/10.1080/14442210600965182
- 2006. Join together, work together, for the common good – solidarity! Village formation in southern Laos. Sojourn, 21 (1), 22-45. muse.jhu.edu/article/206181.
book chapters and entries
- 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.
- 2021. Review of the book Bomb children: life in the former battlefields of Laos by L. Zani. South East Asia Research, 29 (3), pp. 404-405. https://doi.org/10.1080/0967828X.2021.1966230
- 2016. Review of the book Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier by T. Li. Oceania, 86 (2), pp. 209-210. https://doi-org/10.1002/ocea.5125
- 2015. Review of the book Slow Anthropology: Negotiating difference with the Iu Mien by H. Jonsson. Sojourn, 30(3), pp. 880-883. https://www.muse.jhu.edu/article/603902.
- 2014. Review of the book Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of capitalism at the end of finance by H. Miyazaki. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 15, p. 93. https://doi.org/10.1080/14442213.2013.865586
- 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-8676.12031_9
- 2012. Review of the book Quagmire: Nation-Building and Nature in the Mekong Delta by D. Biggs. H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, 2, p.5. https://networks.h-net.org/system/files/contributed-files/env-roundtable-2-5.pdf
- 2012. Review of the book Debt: The first 5,000 years by D. Graeber. Cambridge Anthropology, 30 (1), pp. 152-153. https://doi.org/10.3167/ca.2012.300113
- 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. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022463411000865
- 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 Goddess on the Rise: Pilgrimage and Popular Religion in Vietnam by P. Taylor. Asian Studies Review, 29 (4), pp. 438-439. https://doi.org/10.1080/10357820500398358
- 2005. Review of the book The Lao: gender, power, and livelihood by C. Ireson-Doolittle & G. Moreno-Black Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 36 (4).
- 2005. Review of the book Laos and Ethnic Minority Cultures: promoting heritage by Yves Goudineau (E.d.). Asian Studies Review, 29 (1), pp. 98-99. https://doi.org/10.1080/10357820500139489
- 2018. From Giving to Sharing. Good Good Times, Spring edition, p. 6.
- 2007. Singing history, remembering landscapes, memorializing violence. New Mandala: New perspectives on mainland Southeast Asia. https://www.newmandala.org/singing-history-remembering-landscapes-memorializing-violence/
- 2007. The rich don’t go to prison, and the poor don’t go to hospital. New Mandala: New perspectives on mainland Southeast Asia. https://www.newmandala.org/the-rich-don%e2%80%99t-go-to-prison-and-the-poor-don%e2%80%99t-go-to-hospital/
- 2007. Violent landscape. New Mandala: New perspectives on mainland Southeast Asia. https://www.newmandala.org/violent-landscape/
- 2007. Classify, define, require. New Mandala: New perspectives on mainland Southeast Asia. https://www.newmandala.org/classify-define-require/
- 2007. Seminar: tool of oppression or reunification? New Mandala: New perspectives on mainland Southeast Asia December 13th, 2006. https://www.newmandala.org/seminar-tool-of-oppression-or-reunification/
- 2007. Welcome to Vieng Say. New Mandala: New perspectives on mainland Southeast Asia. https://www.newmandala.org/welcome-to-vieng-say/
- 2004. ‘Black’ Skin,‘ White’ Skin: Riches and Beauty in Lao Women’s Bodies. Thai Yunnan Project Bulletin, (6), 7-9. https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/bitstream/1885/143425/6/typbulletin6.pdf
- 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.