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Hjorleifur Jonsson

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Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Biography

Associate Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

SHESC Themes: Culture, Heritage and Identity; Global Dynamics and Regional Interactions

Field Specializations: Ethnicity, Ethnohistory, Globalization, Identity and Differentiation, Land Use, Political Organization, Social Organization, Sports, Sociocultural Anthropology

Regional Focus: Asia, USA

Mien Sports & Heritage Film

Education

Ph.D., Cornell University

Bio

Research:
Hjorleifur Jonsson has focused his research on hinterland farming populations in mainland Southeast Asia. His work has concerned the dynamics of identity, cultural practice and social life at the intersections of minority communities and state structures. The focus of his work has ranged among regional history and contemporary identity work and political protest. Most of his research has been among Mien people in Thailand (since 1990), but he has also done research in Cambodia and Vietnam, and (since 2005) among Iu Mien in the US who are refugee immigrants from Laos.

Jonsson's current work concerns contemporary identity work that has multiple and complex relations to history and repeatedly jumps scales among the local, the national and the transnational—through festivals, sports, publications, interactive and other media, travel, music, religious practice and livelihood.

Jonsson has done a video documentary on a festival of sports and culture that brought together representatives of Mien from all over Thailand (see Mien Sports & Heritage Film link above). His writings include the books Mien Relations: Mountain People and State Control in Thailand (2005), Contests in Contexts: Readings in the Anthropology of Sports (with Jaime Holthuysen, 2011), and Slow Anthropology: Negotiating Difference with the Iu Mien (2014).

Publications

Jonsson, H. Slow Anthropology: Negotiating Difference with the Iu Mien. Cornell Southeast Asia Program Publications, 2014.

Jonsson, H. and J. Holthuysen (eds., 2011) Contests in Contexts: Readings in the Anthropology of Sports. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.

Jonsson, H. (2005). Mien relations: Mountain people and the state control in Thailand. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Jonsson, H. (2010) Above and Beyond: Zomia and the Ethnographic Challenge of/for Regional History. History and Anthropology 21: 191-212.

Jonsson, H. (2010) Mimetic Minorities: National Identity and Desire on Thailand's Fringe. Identities 17: 108-30.

Jonsson, H. (2009) War's Ontogeny: Militias and Ethnic Boundaries in Laos and Exile. Southeast Asian Studies 47: 125-49.

Research Interests

Ethnographic representation, identity, state-minority relations, sports, history, Southeast Asia, Iu Mien, the anthropology of anthropology

Publications
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Phantom Scandal: On the National Uses of the "Thailand Controversy.". Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia (2014).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Slow Anthropology:Negotiating Difference with the Iu Mien. (2014).
  • . . Review of: Consoling Ghosts: Stories of Medicine and Mourning from Southeast Asians in Exile (2014).
  • . . Review of: Moving Mountains: Ethnicity and Livelihood in Highland China, Vietnam, and Laos (2014).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson and Sudarat Musikawong. National diversity Cold War in Thai film: Revisiting Khunawut’s Khon Phu Khao [in Thai]. Thai Film Journal // Warasan Nang Thai (2013).
  • Hjorkeifur Jonsson. Cracking up an alligator: Ethnography, Juan Downey's video, and irony. Journal of Surrealism and the Americas (2012).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Manikin-ship: Value-added relatedness in Vietnamese museums, 1996-2005. The Australian Journal of Anthropology (2012).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Paths to Freedom: Political Prospecting in the Ethnographic Record. Critique of Anthropology (2012).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Ethnology and the Issue of Human Diversity in Mainland Southeast Asia. Pacific Linguistics (2011).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson and Jaime Holthuysen, eds. Contests in Contexts: Readings in the Anthropology of Sports. (2011).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Recording Tradition and Measuring Progress in the Ethnic Minority Highlands of Thailand. Everyday Life in Southeast Asia (2011).
  • Jaime Holthuysen and Hjorleifur Jonsson. Anthropology in Sports: Introduction. Contests in Contexts: Readings in the Anthropology of Sports (2011).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. States lie, and stories are tools: Following up on Zomia. (2011).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Above and Beyond: Zomia and the Ethnographic Challenge of/for Regional History. History and Anthropology (2010).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Mimetic Minorities: National Identity and Desire on Thailand's Fringe. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power (2010).
  • . . Review of: Bush Wives and Girl Soldiers: Women's Lives Through War and Peace in Sierra Leone (2010).
  • . . Review of: Knowing How to Know: Fieldwork and the Ethnographic Present (2010).
  • . . Review of: Museums in Postcolonial Europe (2010).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. War's Ontogeny: Militias and Ethnic Boundaries in Laos and Exile. Southeast Asian Studies (Kyoto) (2009).
  • . . Review of: Living in a Globalized World: Ethnic Minorities in the Greater Mekong Subregion (2008).
  • . . Review of: Multiculturalism in Asia (2007).
  • . . Review of: Property and Politics in Sabah, Malaysia: Native Struggles over Land Rights (2007).
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur Rafn. Mien Relations: Mountain People and State Control in Thailand. (2006).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Getur madur tekid jolasveina alvarlega?. www.hugsandi.is (2005).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Unplanned Encounters in Kyoto. Newsletter, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University (2005).
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur Rafn. Mien Relations: Mountain People and State Control in Thailand. (2005).
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur Rafn. Mien Relations: Mountain Peoples, Ethnography, and State Control. (2005).
  • . . Review of: Ethnicity in Asia (2005).
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur Rafn (Author) . Presentable Ethnicity: Constituting Mien in Contemporary Thailand. Dislocating Nation-States: Globalization in Asia and Africa (2005).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Mien Alter-Natives in Thai Modernity. Anthropological Quarterly (2004).
  • . . The Society of Siam: Selected Articles for the Siam Society's Centenniary (2004).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Mien Through Sports and Culture: Mobilizing Minority Identity in Thailand. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology (2003).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Rosy Cheeks in the Library. Suvannabhumi: Newsletter of the Program for S.E. Asian Studies, ASU (2003).
  • . . Review of: Review of Redefining Nature (2003).
  • . . Review of: Where China Meets Southeast Asia (2003).
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur Rafn (Author) . Pedestrian Politics: The Social Focus of Founders, Migration, and Ritual. Founders' Cults in Southeast Asia (2003).
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur Rafn (Author) ,Taylor, Nora A (Author) . National Colors: Ethnic Minorities in Vietnamese Public Imagery. Re-Orienting Fashion: The Globalization of Asian Dress (2003).
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur. A Regional Approach to Thailand: Reflections on the Writings of A. Thomas Kirsch. (2003).
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur. Encyclopedic Yao in Thailand. (2003).
  • Drake Bennett. The Mystery of Zomia. (0).
Research Activity
  • Jonsson,Hjorleifur Rafn*. Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Expansion of Anthropological Research on Masculinity for Contemporary American Society. NSF-ENG-BCS(8/1/2009 - 5/31/2011).
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 325Peoples of Southeast Asia
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 252Sports and Culture
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 412History of Anthropology
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 591Seminar
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 252Sports and Culture
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 102Culture in a Globalizing World
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 541Theory in Sociocultural Anthro
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 252Anthropology of Sports
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 412History of Anthropology
ASB 484Internship
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 591Seminar
ASB 592Research
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 252Anthropology of Sports
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Does the ethnology of Southeast Asia have a purpose?. Brown Bag Lecture, Cornell University Southeast Asia Program (Sep 2014).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Southeast Asian highland peoples and the question of meta-politics. Seminar on Politics in Southeast Asia, University of Albany (Sep 2014).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Hill tribes in Thailand in historical perspective. Seminar on Ethnic Groups in Thailand, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand (Sep 2014).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Ethnology and Scholarship in Southeast Asia: Lessons from Studying the Iu Mien. Seminar, Research Center on Ethnicity and Development, Chiangmai University, Thailand (Sep 2014).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Slow anthropology: Negotiating difference in Southeast Asia. Thammasat University (Aug 2014).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Mistaking clouds for mountains in Asian Studies? Stretching the anthropological project from 20 to 20,000 years. Asian Studies lecture, University of Iceland (Nov 2013).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Ach Zo: The periodic table of the social elements, as seen from the trenches of long-term research in cultural anthropology. Frontier Frictions. Workshop at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany (Nov 2013).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Community and Identity among Iu Mien Refugee Immigrants from Laos. Critical Ethnic Studies annual conference, Chicago IL (Sep 2013).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Revisiting the Objects of Ethnography. Seminar on Politics and Culture in Southeast Asia (Mar 2013).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Above and beyond the state? Anthropology, History, and the Asian hinterlands. Faculty seminar, Anthropology and Asian Studies, Brigham Young University (Feb 2013).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Revisiting the Peoples of Southeast Asia, or Scott vs. Scott. Lecture, Departments of Anthropology and Asian Studies, Brigham Young University (Feb 2013).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson and Sudarat Musikawong. Where are the Mountain Peoples? On ethnicity and difference in Thai fiction film and documentaries. Colloquia, Research Center on Ethnicity and Development, Chiangmai University, Thailand (Jun 2012).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson and Sudarat Musikawong. Reading Khon-phu-khao from an anthropological perspective: On ethnicity and difference in Thai film. Colloquia, Sirindhorn Anthropology Center, Bangkok, Thailand (Jun 2012).
  • HJorleifur Jonsson. Ethnic minority sports and the making of the Thai, ca. 2005. Association for Asian Studies, annual conference (Mar 2012).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Is there Freedom in the Hills? A Critical Discussion of James C. Scott’s The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia. Colloquium, Center for Asian Research, ASU (Dec 2011).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Cracking up an alligator: Anthropology, video, and irony. ASU Art Museum lecture (Nov 2011).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Transnational Lao Iu Mien from Laos, Scholarly Displacement, and the Ritual Fashioning of Home and Away. Workshop on Transnational Religion, Missionization, and Refugee Migrants in Comparative Perspective (Oct 2011).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Wartime Identities and National Scholarly Frameworks: Northern Laos and the Long 1970s. Lecture series, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Mar 2011).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Zomia as an historical Smartbomb. Conference on Hmong in Comparative Perspective, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Mar 2011).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Southeast Asian Ethnology and the Ethics of Representation. Workshop on Radically Envisioning a Different Southeast Asia From a Non-State Perspective (Jan 2011).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Post-Revolutionary Ethnic Militias, Genuine and Spurious. Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Nov 2010).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Panel Introduction, Researching Gender in a Post-Feminist Era. Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans (Nov 2010).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. panel on Ethno-nationalism in Post-Socialist Asia. Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans (Nov 2010).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Ethnographic Prospecting in Upland Southeast Asia: Paths to Freedom. Workshop on A Critical Anthropology of Anarchy. Dept of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University (Sep 2010).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. A View to a Hill: Animist Reactions to Modernity, Capitalism, and the State. Annual Meetings of the Association for Asian Studies, Philadelphia (Mar 2010).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Zomia and the Ethnographic Challenge of/for Southeast Asian Diversity. Writing Radically Different Southeast Asian History, Kyoto University (Feb 2010).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Ethnography, Mimesis, and the Peoples of Southeast Asia. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for SEAsian Studies Colloquium (Jan 2010).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Mimetic Minorities: National Identity and Desire on Thailand’s Fringe. Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Dec 2009).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. The Centers and Margins of Identity-Making. Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, PA (Dec 2009).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Changing Configurations of Identity. Western Conference of Asian Studies, Tucson, AZ (Oct 2009).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. War’s Ontogeny: The Ethnic Fallout of Militias in and After the War in Laos. New York Conference on Asian Studies (Oct 2009).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Arts and Post-war Identity Work Among Iu Mien in America. Institute for Humanities Research, ASU, Colloquium (Feb 2009).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Ethnicity as the Telling of Time and Space in Mainland Southeast Asia. International, Interdisciplinary workshop Dynamics of Human Diversity in Mainland Southeast Asia, Si (Jan 2009).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. War’s Ethnic Fallout in Laos. Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Nov 2008).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Discussant, Panel on Community and Ethnic Identity. Graduate Student Asian Studies Conference, ASU (Oct 2008).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. On Collecting Yao Objects and Art. Workshop Icons of Complexity: Ritual Art Collections and the Sense of History (Jun 2008).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Looking Good in Thailand: Mien Spectacles of Identity,. Annual Meetings of the Association for Asian Studies, Atlanta, GA, April 6 (Mar 2008).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Spectacles of Identity: Public Marginality in Thailand. Annual Meetings of the Association for Asian Studies, (Mar 2008).
  • Hjorleifur Jonsson. Turning Culture into Contest: Reworking Minority Identity at Ethnic Festivals. Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Play (Mar 2008).
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur. Perspectives on the New Thai Countryside. SHESC Graduate Student colloquia (Sep 2006).
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur. Minority Culture and the Limits to National Acceptance in Contemporary Thailand. Division of Social Science, International Christian University, Tokyo (May 2006).
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur. Human Evolution and Social Change in the Museums of Thailand and Vietnam. A.T. Steele, Lecture, ASU Center for Asian Studies (Nov 2005).
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur. Bad News from Thailand. Wagging the Dog: Media, Elections, and Times of War (Apr 2004).
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur. Mien Alter-Native Modernity in Thailand. Association for Asian Studies, Annual Meetings (Mar 2004).
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur. Voicing Identity in the Thai Countryside: Mien Culture, Protest, and Indigeneity. Faculty of Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Tokyo (Jun 2003).
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur. Global Futures in Local Pasts: Post-Cold-War Museum Prospecting. American Anthropological Association
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur. Mien on the Move: Ritual Connections to the State's Landscape. SSRC-sponsored conference on Transnational Religion, Migration, and Diversity in Southeast Asia
  • Jonsson, Hjorleifur. Ethnographic film screening (my documentary) and discussion. Colloquia, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
Service
  • Center for Asian Research, Library Committee, Member, Southeast Asia representative (2013 - Present)
  • Center for Asian Research, Library Committee, Member, Southeast Asia representative (2013 - Present)
  • Southeast Asia Council, Center for Asian Research, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Southeast Asian Studies, journal based at Kyoto University, Member, International advisory board of journal (2012 - Present)
  • Southeast Asian Studies, journal based at Kyoto University, Member, International advisory board of journal (2012 - Present)
  • Southeast Asian Studies, journal based at Kyoto University, Member, International advisory board of journal (2012 - Present)
  • Southeast Asian Studies, journal based at Kyoto University, Member, International advisory board of journal (2012 - Present)
  • Journal of Surrealism and the Americas, reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • SHESC Undergraduate Teaching Award, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology, peer reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Asian Ethnicity, peer reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, peer reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Surrealism and the Americas, Member of Advisory Board (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Surrealism and the Americas, Member of Advisory Board (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Surrealism and the Americas, Member of Advisory Board (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Surrealism and the Americas, Member of Advisory Board (2007 - Present)
  • National University of Singapore, dissertation examiner (2007 - Present)
  • Crossroads, referee (2006 - Present)
  • Art Museum, Ohio University, expert ethnographic advise on a potential gift to museum and library (2005 - Present)
  • Cornell University Press, reviewer, book proposal (2005 - Present)
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, referee (2005 - Present)
  • American Ethnologist, referee (2005 - Present)
  • Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Studies Group, of the Association for Asian Studies, board member (2013 - 2015)
  • Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, book manuscript reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • University of Minnesota, Promotion and Tenure Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • SHESC Undergraduate Committee, chair (2013 - 2014)
  • University of Wisconsin Press, reviewer of a chapter for a book in process (2013 - 2013)
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History, article referee (2013 - 2013)
  • SHESC, Member, Personnel Committee (2011 - 2013)
  • Asia Pacific Viewpoint, article referee (2013 - 2013)
  • Asian Ethnicity, Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • SHESC, Member, Personnel Committee (2011 - 2012)
  • American Anthropologist, Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Ethnography, Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Anthropology of Work Review, Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • SHESC, Member, Personnel Committee (2011 - 2012)
  • California Watch. An Internet-based newspaper, Expert on Mien refugee immigrant culture (2011 - 2011)
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History, article reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Chronicle of Higher Education, Expert on Southeast Asian highland peoples (2011 - 2011)
  • Journal of Asian Studies, article reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • European Research Council, reviewer of grant proposal (2011 - 2011)
  • Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, article ms reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Critical Asian Studies, referee (2011 - 2011)
  • Cornell University Department of Anthropology, reviewer, Tenure and Promotion (2010 - 2010)
  • Association for Asian Studies, SEAsia Council, Graduate Student Paper Prize Committee (2010 - 2010)
  • SHESC, Member, Personnel Committee (2009 - 2010)
  • Association for Asian Studies, 2007-2010 Board Member, Southeast Asia Council (2007 - 2010)
  • University of Iceland Press, Book ms reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • American Anthropological Association, Board Member, Society for Humanistic Anthropology (2007 - 2009)
  • The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • University of Hawaii Press, Manuscript reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • SHESC, Member, Personnel Committee (2008 - 2009)
  • Northern Illinois University, Southeast Asia Program Publications, Reviewer of manuscript (2007)
  • SHESC, Space Committee, Committee member (2006 - 2007)
  • SHESC, Culture, Heritage, Identity Search, Committee member (2005 - 2006)
  • Anthropological Quarterly, referee (2004)
  • Australian National University, PhD advisory committee, Dept Geography, Outside examiner of dissertation (2004)
  • Crossroads: Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Referee (2004)
  • Ethnos, referee (2004)
  • Anthropology Department/ Museum Studies Committee, member (2003)
  • Anthropology Department/ Sociocultural Anthropology Sub-discipline, Head (2003)
  • Anthropology Department/Executive Committee, member (2003)
  • Anthropology Department/Graduate Committee, member (2003)
  • Friends of Laos Studies, Board member (2003)
  • Program for SEAsian Studies, Curriculum Committee, member (2003)
  • Program for SEAsian Studies, editorial board, board member (2003)
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