Guest Editors

Alessandro Monsutti

Alessandro Monsutti has received his PhD from the University of Neuchâtel before going on to teach at the Graduate Institute 
of International and Development Studies (Geneva). He has made various field trips to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran since 1993 and has received a grant from the MacArthur Foundation (Chicago) for research conducted between 2004 and 2006
 on the Afghan diaspora in the West. Associate Researcher at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, and at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Institutions et des Organisations Sociales (CNRS-EHESS, Paris), he is currently based at Yale University (New Haven).

South Asian Studies Council, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, P.O. Box 208206, New Haven, CT 06520, Etats-Unis

Boris-Mathieu Pétric

Boris-Mathieu Petric’s research interests focus on the transformation of power in post-socialist Central Asia, where he resided for several years. The book based on his PhD dissertation, which sets out an anthropology of power in independent Uzbekistan, has been awarded the Le Monde prize for university research (2002). Senior Researcher at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Institutions et des Organisations Sociales (CNRS-EHESS, Paris), he is also an Associate Member of the Observatoire des Espaces Postsoviétiques (INALCO, Paris). He runs a research seminar on the anthropology of political spaces at the EHESS in collaboration with Jean-François Gossiaux.

LAIOS/IIAC, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, 54 Bd Raspail, F-75006 Paris


Marion Fresia

Marion Fresia received a PhD from the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) and is now assistant professor at the Institute of Ethnology at the University of Neuchâtel. She works since 2001 on social change through humanitarian intervention and forced displacement in West Africa.

Institut d’ethnologie, Université de Neuchâtel, 4 rue Saint-Nicolas, 2000 Neuchâtel

Birgit Müller

Birgit Müller (Cambridge PhD 1986) is a researcher at the LAIOS-EHESS in Paris. She has conducted research on post-socialist factories and on social and environmental movements in Europe and Latin America.

LAIOS-CNRS/EHESS, 54 bd Raspail, F-75006 Paris

Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos

Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos helds a PhD in political science from the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and teaches at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (IEP).

IEDES-IRD, Bâtiment 4 bis, 45 bis av. de la Belle Gabrielle, F-94736 Nogent sur Marne

Dostena Anguelova-Lavergne

Dostena Anguelova-Lavergne has a PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. She works as a journalist for the Alsacian journal Les Saisons d’Alsace. She is also a member of the international research group on think tanks of the Social Science Research Council (New York).

Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace, 17 rue de la Nuée Bleue, F-67000 Strasbourg

Michaela Pelican

Michaela Pelican studied anthropology at the University Bayreuth and recieved her PhD at the Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung in Halle/Saale. Since October 2006 she works at the University of Zurich and conducts research on transnational relations of Cameroonian Muslim migrants.

Ethnologisches Seminar der Universität Zürich, Andreasstr. 15, 8050 Zürich

Shafqat Hussain

Shafqat Hussain obtained his doctoral degree in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from Yale University. Prior, he was involved in development and environmental conservation projects in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. He is a laureate of the National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers Program (2009) due to his efforts to protect the snow leopard in Pakistan.

Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Yale University

Eva Keller

Eva Keller received her PhD from the LSE in London in 2002. She has since worked at the Universities of Zurich and Berne and is currently a Research Fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology in Zurich.

Department of Social Anthropology, University of Zurich, Andreasstrasse 15, 8050 Zurich

Jérôme Beauchez

Jérôme Beauchez is at the moment post-doctoral researcher at the UMR 7043 of Strasbourg, where he participates in the research project AlimAdos on food habits and body image among teenagers.

UMR7043 Cultures et sociétés en Europe, Maison interuniversitaire des sciences de l’homme d’Alsace, 5 allée du Général Rouvillois CS 50008, F-67083 Strasbourg cedex

Anahy Gajardo

Anahy Gajardo is a PhD student in social anthropology at the University of Fribourg and teaching and research assistant at the University of Geneva.

Thomas Rothé

Thomas Rothé has received a PhD from the University Jules Verne de Picardie. He is also author of the documentary film Yacine, Modou, Awa... et les autres, presented at the International Film Festival in Amiens.

4 rue Caussin de Perceval, F-80090 Amiens

Martina Kamm

Martina Kamm is sociologist and specialist in German studies. She works at the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies SFM at the University of Neuchâtel.

Schweizerisches Forum für Migrations- und Bevölkerungsstudien, Université Neuchâtel, Rue St-Honoré 2, 2000 Neuchâtel

Meinrad Schade

Meinrad Schade is a freelance portrait and reportage photographer and has worked for over ten years on the topic of migration.

Mutschellenstrasse 33, 8002 Zürich

Michelle Engeler

Michelle Engeler is an anthropologist and works at the University of Zurich on the topic of youth and state in Guinea.

Geographisches Institut der Universität Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich

Thierry Amrein

Thierry Amrein is a social anthropologist and PhD student in social sciences at the University of Lausanne.

34 route de Saxonne, 1966 Ayent

Sarah Beyeler und Virginia Suter

Sarah Beyeler and Virginia Suter Reich are social anthropologists. They work together on a research project on Muslim diaspora communities in Switzerland based at the Institute for Social Anthropology of the University of Berne.

Bern, Institut für Sozialanthropologie, Länggassstrasse 49a, 3000 Bern 9

Olivia Killias

Olivia Killias is currently working on her dissertation project at the University of Berne in a comparative research project on «Contemporary Forms of Bonded Labour in Southeast Asia», which has been funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Institut für Sozialanthropologie, Universität Bern, Länggassstrasse 49a, 3000 Bern 9

Juliane Neuhaus

Juliane Neuhaus studied social anthropology at Hamburg University, Germany, and is currently enrolled as a doctoral candidate at the Ethnologisches Seminar Zürich.

Universität Zürich, Ethnologisches Seminar, Juliane Neuhaus, Andreasstrasse 15, 8050 Zürich

Olivier Schmitz · Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis (centre d’études sociologiques) · Bruxelles
Eva Keller · Ethnologisches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Gaëlle Aeby · Université de Genève (Département de sociologie) et Haute école de travail social · Genève