Anne Yvonne Guillou

Statutory researcher



Anne Yvonne Guillou (Dr.) is CNRS research fellow and IRASEC member. From 1990 to 2006, she has conducted anthropological field researches on health, illness/disease and healers in Cambodia. Since 2007, her research interest has moved to massive destructions, mass violence and reconstruction in Southeast Asia; traces of destruction, memory and social resilience in post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia; and Khmer popular religious system including the reconfiguration of the Buddhist field in today’s Cambodia. She has participated in three European programmes such as LOTWOR (French-German ANR programme, 2011-2014); Corpses in Mass Violence (ERC, 2012-2016); and SEATIDE (FP7, 2012-2016). She has been chair of the Association Française de Recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est (2012- 2015).



2016 – « Potent places as embodied memory in Cambodia », Special issue “Memory thickness. Presenting Southeast Asian Pasts”, The Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, Guest editor Penny Edward, september, N. 20. Free access:

2016 – « Le ‘maître de la terre’. Les cultes rendus au cénotaphe de Pol Pot (Nord du Cambodge) », in Sévane Garibian (ed.), La mort du bourreau. Réflexions interdisciplinaires sur le cadavre des criminels de masse, Paris : Petra, pp. 65-86.

2015 – “Traces of destruction and thread of continuity in post-genocide Cambodia”, in Veena Das and Clara Han (eds.), An Anthropology of Living and Dying in the Contemporary World, Berkeley : University of California Press, pp. 729-742.

2014 – « From bones-as-evidence to tutelary spirits. Status of bodies in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge genocide », in E. AnstettGessat et J.-M. Dreyfus (eds.), Human remains and mass violence : methodological approaches, Manchester : Manchester University Press.

2013 – (guest editor with Silvia Vignato), Special issue “Life after collective death in Southeast-Asia. Part 2. "Helping and being helped”, Southeast Asia Research, Vol. 21, n. 3, London: SOAS.

2012 – (guest editor with S. Vignato), Special issue “Life after collective death in SoutheastAsia. Part. 1. “The (re)fabrication of social bonds ”, Southeast Asia Research, Vol. 20, n. 2., London: SOAS.

2012 – “An alternative memory of the Khmer Rouge genocide : the dead of the mass graves and the land guardian spirits (neak ta)”, South East Asia Research, Vol. 20, n. 2 : 193-212.

5 octobre 2015

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