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Céline Coderey

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Early Career Researcher - Associate Researcher

Field: Anthropology

Professional contact information




  • Since 2011- Rakhine (West Burma), Central Burma and Yangon
  • 2005-2011- eleven months of fieldwork in Rakhine as part of PhD research
  • 2004-2005- three months of fieldwork in Rakhine as part of Master’s research






  • 2011- Declared qualified as an Associate Professor by the CNU (Comité national des universités—National Universities Committee).
  • 2005-2011- PhD in Anthropology at theUniversitéde Provence, Aix-Marseille 1.
  • 2006-2009- Advanced Degree in Burmese Language and Civilization at the Institute of Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Paris.
  • 2004-2005- Research Master’s in Anthropology at theUniversitéde Provence, Aix-Marseille 1.
  • 1999-2004- Bachelor’s (equivalent of a Master’s) in Psychology at theUniversitéde Lausanne, Switzerland.

Professional experience


  • 2012-2013- Curator of the exhibit (and the catalogue) of a private collection of Burmese art from September 2013 to February 2014 at the Museo delle Culture (CH), as well as of a lecture series accompanying this exhibit during the same time frame.
  • 2011-2012- Study and cataloguing of a private collection of Burmese art, in collaboration with the Museo delle Culture of the city of Lugano (CH).


Prizes and fellowships

  • 2012-2013- Granted the Louis Dumont fieldwork fellowship
  • 2011-2012- Granted a fellowship by the Pilone-Ceschin Foundation to catalogue a private collection of Burmese art, in collaboration with the Museo delle Culture of the city of Lugano.
  • 2007-2008- Granted an advanced study and research fellowship by theUniversitéde Lausanne for the 2007/2008 academic year. 2007 Granted a three-month scholarship by the EFEO (École Française d’Extrême-Orient—French School of Asian Studies)




  • Conceptions of health and sickness, therapeutic practices in Rakhine (West Burma)
  • The role of women in the area of health (as “victims” and as healers)
  • Traditional and neo-traditional medicine
  • The integration of biomedicine in the local cosmological system; the “indigenization” of biomedicine
  • Divination




  • Reproductive health: between public health programs and NGOs
  • Neo-traditional medicine
  • The current reconfiguration of the space of health




  • The constitution of knowledge systems and skills (theme of the line of inquiry: Cultural transfers and transmission of knowledge systems), coordinated by Jean Marc de Grave and Natacha Collomb, IrASIA




Publications in peer-reviewed journals


  • 2012 (forthcoming) - Review of Jan Ovesen and Ing-Britt Trankell, Cambodians and Their Doctors. A Medical Anthropology of Colonial and Post-Colonial Cambodia, Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 317 p., in Aséanie.
  • Forthcoming -« The weikza’s role in Arakanese Healing Practices », in Guillaume Rozenberg and Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière (eds.), What Kind of Buddhism is That? A Collective Inquiry into the Burmese Weikza Phenomenon.
  • 2010- « Du karma aux planètes: Les thérapeutes arakanais et leurs pratiques hétérogènes de soin », in Moussons, 15, pp. 29-53.
  • 2009- « Maladie et pratiques thérapeutiques en Arakan (Ouest de la Birmanie) », in Aséanie, 24, pp. 33-60.


Publications in non peer-reviewed journals


  • 2006 -« Birmania: Prigioniera di bellezza », in La Città, periodical of the city of Lugano (Switzerland), pp. 40-41.

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