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Annabel Vallard

CNRS Research Fellow - Statutory Members
Statutory Members
Institution(s) de rattachement : CNRS

Coordonnées professionnelles

CNRS Research Fellow - Statutory Member

Statutory Member

Field: Anthropology

Professional contact information

avallard[at]hotmail.com

 

FIELDWORK LOCATIONS

 

Since March 2013 - Ancient beads(Thai-Malay Peninsula) – 6 months (1-month field trip in 2016), with B. Bellina, CNRS & O. Evrard, IRD

Since 2011 - Silk industries and biotechnologies (Lao PDR, Thailand, Japan, France) – 1 year in three trips (2-month field trip in 2016-2017 in Cambodia)

Since 2010 - Gems (Southeast Asia) – 3 months (15-day field trip in March 2016 in Thailand, 1 month in Cambodia)

Since 2010 - Collections/collectors of textiles (Laos/Thailand) – 2 months

1999-2005 - Artisanal textile industries, creation and cultural policies in Laos and Thailand, 5 field trips, 3 and a half years

1996-2011 - Textile industries in Luang Prabang (Laos), 6 months

2001 - Textile Collections at the Musée de l’Homme, Paris (France) –2-month internship

2000 - Massages in Thailand, 3-month field trip

1997 - Buddhist ordinationsinFrance and Laos – 1 month

 

 

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Education

 

2009- PhD in Ethnology Suivre le fil. Ethnographie d’une filière textile à Vientiane (RDP LAO). Highest Honors.

2001- MPhil in Ethnology.

2000- Master’s in Ethnology.

1998- Bachelor’s in Ethnology.

1997- Associate’s in History, Ethnology emphasis.

2003- Bachelor’s in Siamese (Inalco).

1999- Bachelor’s in Lao (Inalco).

1993/1995- Bachelor’s in Pre-Med (Université Paris VII).

Professional experience

 

Since June 2017 -CNRS Research Fellow, assigned to the CASE

Oct. 2011/June 2017- Scientific collaborator at the Contemporary Anthropology Research Center, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Oct. 2010/Sept. 2011- CNRS Postdoctoral Fellow assigned to the Centre Asie du Sud-Est (UMR8170) – « Collections et collectionneurs textiles au Laos et en Thaïlande »

Oct. 2001 / Sept. 2004- Ministry-funded graduate study – LESC (Laboratoire d’ethnologie et de sociologie comparative—Laboratory of Comparative Ethnology and Sociology) / Univ. Paris X (UMR 7186)

 

 

RESEARCH AREAS

General ethnology, history of anthropology.

Material culture, sociotechnical industries, anthropology of sciences and materials (textiles, gems).

Anthropology of economics, development, markets and exchanges, entrepreneurship.

Social space and urban anthropology, socialism and post-socialism.

Anthropology of art and aesthetics, the creation process, museums, collections / collectors, heritage conservation and cultural policies, tourism and national identity, performance.

Medical anthropology, representations of the body, manual therapeutics, knowledge transmission, neo-traditional practices, health care system transformations.

Southeast Asia (Lao PDR, Thailand), Japan.

 

 

CURRENT RESEARCH TOPICS

 

Current individual projects:

“Biotechnologies and textile materials (Laos / Thailand / Japan)”

“Gems industries in Southeast Asia”

Current collaborative interdisciplinary projects:

“Trajectories of ancient beads and cultural policies in peninsular Thailand (Bellina, CNRS & Evrard, IRD) (Paloc IRD/MNHN)”

“Textile collections and collectors in Laos and Thailand”

 

WORK GROUPS

 

Petits êtres, questions d’échelles en anthropologie [Small beings, questions of scale in anthropology] (S. Houdart, CNRS)

Artmap (art, création & science) [Artmap (art, creation & science)] – www.artmap-research.com

 

TEACHING, ADMINISTRATIVE AND RESEARCH-RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching

 

Adjunct lecturer

 

IN BELGIUM

Oct. 2012 – Sept. 2015: Université Libre de Bruxelles, Faculty of Social, Political and Economic Sciences - In charge of the course entitled “Anthropology of Southeast Asian Societies” (Master’s, 24h/year)

 

IN FRANCE

Oct. 2009 – Sept. 2012: INALCO – 1st/2nd-year Bachelor’s, languages and civilizations – 1 course -       “Ethnology of Southeast Asia” (lecture course, 20h, 1st semester)

Oct. 2009 – Sept. 2010: Université de Rouen – Sociology Bachelor’s Program - 3 courses

“Identity and plurality of identities » (3rd-year Bachelor’s / lecture course–24h)

“Anthropology” (1st-year Bachelor’s / lecture course – 24h)

“General Anthropology” (2nd-year Bachelor’s / lecture course – 24h)

Oct. 2008 – Sept. 2009: Université Paris VII/D. Diderot – 1st-year Bachelor’s in History – student inmates section – 2 courses

“Introduction to ethnology” (lecture course/tutorial – 28h)

“Sources of history” (lecture course/tutorial – 28h)

 

IN LAOS

 

Sept. – Nov. 2003: Institut de la Francophonie pour la Médecine Tropicale – Vientiane, Lao PDR

“Introduction to medical anthropology” (lecture course – 20h)

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND RESEARCH-RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Member of the AFRASE board (Association française pour la recherche en Asie du Sud-Est—French Association for Research in Southeast Asia) since 2006 (secretary since June 2007) (www.afrase.org)

Member of the governing board of the AFEA (Association française d’ethnologie et d’anthropologie—French Association of Ethnology and Anthropology) (www.asso-afea.fr)

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books

  • (Under contract) Soft Power: Silk at the crossroads of Asian biotechnological worlds, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press
  • 2013- Des humains et des matériaux. Ethnographie d’une filière textile artisanale au Laos, Paris : Ed. Pétra (Coll. « Anthropologiques », A. Piette), 382 p.
  • 2004- Ethnic textiles at the Handicraft Market of Luang Prabang, Publication of the Heritage house, 57 p. (trilingual brochure: English, French, Lao) (AsiaURBS project)

Peer-reviewed articles

  • (in preparation, collaborative project) - « Le ver, son ADN et le filament de soie : ethnographie de rapports interspécifique à l’échelle de Lépidoptères en Thaïlande », Techniques & culture, Special issue entitled « Petits Etres » coordinated by S. Houdart, T. Belltrame and C. Jungen
  • (accepted) - « Le filage d’un monde. Le cas de l’industrie séricicole en Thaïlande », Bulletin des séances de l’Académie Royale pour les Sciences d’Outre-Mer
  • (accepted) -  “Stories of Beads: Exchange networks and local representations in the Thai-Malay peninsula in a long-term perspective”, Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology (special issue on "Uses of the Past in Contemporary Asia" coordinated by Marcus Fiskesjö) (with B. Bellina & O. Evrard)
  • 2015- « Cristalliser l’histoire. La seconde vie des perles préhistoriques en Thaïlande péninsulaire », Artefact – Techniques, histoire et sciences humaines (with B. Bellina & O. Evrard), HS n°1: 189-203.
  • 2011- “Laotian Textiles in Between Markets and The Politics of Culture”, Journal of South-East Asian Studies, vol. 42, n°2 : 233-252.
  • 2003- “Corps à corps : théorie et pratique dans l’enseignement d’une technique corporelle traditionnelle. L’exemple du massage thaï au Wat Pho de Bangkok.”, ASEANIE, 11 : 73-120

Articles or chapters - collaborative volumes

  • (under contract) - The Anthropology of precious minerals, Univ. of Toronto Press (with A. Walsh & E.E. Ferry)
  • (in preparation, collaborative project)« Filières textiles laotiennes et globalisation », In Eric Mottet (ed.), Laos contemporain, Bangkok : IRASEC
  • (accepted) -“Introduction”, in A. Walsh, A. Vallard & E.E. Ferry (eds), The anthropology of precious minerals, Univ. Toronto Press (with A. Walsh & E.E. Ferry
  • (accepted) -  “When stones become gems. Valuations of minerals in Thailand”, in A. Walsh, A. Vallard & E.E. Ferry (eds), The anthropology of precious minerals, Univ. Toronto Press.
  • (forthcoming) - “Textile economy in Laos”, in V. Bouté & V. Pholsena (eds.), Contemporary Laos, Singapore: IRASEC/NUS.
  • 2015- “Heritage sites, emerging markets. The case of textile industry in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR”, in V.T. King& al. (eds.), Unesco in Southeast Asia, World Heritage Sites in Comparative Perspective, Darussalam, Universiti Brunei / Springer Publishers.
  • 2012a- « Du tissage familial à l'atelier à vocation internationale: la transformation des filières textiles artisanales », in V. Bouté & V. Pholsena (eds.), Laos. Sociétés et pouvoirs, Paris: IRASEC/Les Indes Savantes, pp. 189-205.
  • 2012b- « De la jupe à la femme. Tissage, vêtement et subjectivation au Laos », in E. Anstett Gessat & M-L. Gelard (eds.), Les objets ont-ils un genre ?, Paris : Armand Colin, pp. 105-120.

Conference proceedings

  • 2011 - « Etiquetage textile. ’Pure Silk, pure Lao’ : à propos d’une étoffe du Laos », 7th international et interdisciplinary conference of theMaison René-Ginouvès, Archeology and ethnology (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense - France), ‘Travaux et colloques’ series of the Maison René-Ginouvès.
  • 2005- “Traditional handicraft to weave national identities: weaving in Thailand and in Lao PDR”, Proceedings of the 9th International conference on Thai Studies (De Kalb, Illinois).

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