Associate Professor (‘docent’). Senior Research
Fellow, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies and Associate
Professor (‘forskarassistent’), Institute of Thematic Research,
Ph.D. Social Anthropology/Child Studies, Linköping
University (1999). MA, International Development Studies, Roskilde
University, Denmark (1991). BA, Political Science, Roskilde University
2004- : Project on pupils in contemporary Vietnam who might be
vulnerable due to disability, gender, and/or ethnicity. The project
examines the ways in which teaching and learning practices produce
and/or reproduce cultural assumptions about “normality” and the
interests of young people.
Partner of cooperation:
Funding: SAREC (The Swedish Agency for Research
Cooperation with Developing Countries).
The anthology Gendered Inequalities (forthcoming, NIAS Press) and
2004- : Project on the ways in which the educational sector in
Vietnamese society fertilizes the crafting of citizens and the
building of the nation. The project, which will include a number of
Swedish institutes, is concerned with how the introduction of the doi
moi (renovation) policy, in 1986, has impacted the meaning of
2004- : Coordinator (together with Wil Burghoorn and Trinh Duy
Luan) of a bilateral research project that focuses on the conditions
of rural families in late-doi moi Vietnam. The project, which includes
Vietnamese institutes (i.e. Anthropology, Center for Family and Women
Studies, and Sociology), explores how rural families of different
composition due to gender, age, and ethnicity manage rapid societal
2000-2004: Project on adolescents in rural Vietnam which
elucidates young people’s perceptions of war, violence, the body, and
Partner of cooperation: NIES.
SAREC and The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (Riksbankens
Jubileumsfond) (research award; ‘Forskningsmedel för extra insats i
Articles and the anthology Gender in Practice in Contemporary Vietnam
(Singapore University Press, 2004) (edited together with Lisa Drummond.
1992-1998: Project on the ways in which the upbringing of girls
and boys in rural Vietnam is intertwined with ideas about the body,
morality, emotions, and kinship.
Partner of cooperation:
Inst. of Educational Science (NIES), Hanoi.
Publications: Articles and the monograph
Embodying Morality: Growing Up in Rural Northern Vietnam (University
of Hawaii Press, 2003).
Prize: Embodying Morality was
granted the Tamara K. Hareven Memorial Research
Prize by the
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Linköping University
Coordinator (together with Wil Burghoorn and Cecilia
Milwertz) of a Network for Swedish Research on Gender in Asia.
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies.
Anthropology, the body, epistemology, emotions,
gender, sexuality, socialization, South-East Asia, suffering, Vietnam,