Author Biography

Stéphane Gros is a social anthropologist and researcher at the Centre for Himalayan Studies, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S., France). He has published a monograph entitled La Part Manquante (Société d’ethnologie, 2012) on the Drung (Dulong) of Northwest Yunnan province, China, and a number of articles on issues of interethnic relations and ethnic classification, representations of ethnic minorities, poverty and categorization. He is Principal Investigator for a European-Research-Council-funded project on the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands (Starting Grant No. 283870, 2012-2016), and has served as Managing Editor (2011-2014), and is now Editor-at-Large for the open-access anthropology journal HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory.

Grégoire Schlemmer is a social anthropologist and researcher at Migration and Society (URMIS), Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (I.R.D. France). His research focuses on ethnic minorities in two mountainous areas of Asia: the Kulung Rai of eastern Nepal, and the populations of Phongsaly, a Laotian province forming the transition between Indochina and China. His work mainly focuses on religious phenomena and forms of belonging. Through these topics, he tries to understand how these populations think the world and, in doing so, how they act on it. His publications are available on .

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