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Gabriel FACAL

Deputy Director from 2022

Gabriel FACAL


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Gabriel FACAL is an anthropologist, currently deputy director of the Research Institute for Contemporary Southeast Asia (IRASEC, Bangkok), and associate researcher at the Southeast Asia Center (CASE, Paris). In the Indonesian Banten province, his dissertation work (2012) focused on the triadic relationship that develops between martial initiation groups, political networks, and Islamic groups. Over the course of several postdoctoral contracts, he has expanded his research to study different types of collective mobilizations, from small societies captured by development projects to identity-based organizations serving politically involved bosses. In 2020, he co-founded the Observatory of Political Alternatives in Southeast Asia (ALTERSEA), which aims to be a platform for cross-sectoral knowledge building on social movements in the region. At IRASEC, he leads an individual research project on social change and agroecology in West Java, and coordinates a program entitled Cross-Sectoralization of Development in Southeast Asia (CROSSDEV-SEA), which brings together a dozen partners in France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.


Selected bibliography


Personal research book


Book editing

  • 2023 : à paraître en janvier, co-direction avec Astrid Norén-Nilsson et Elsa Lafaye de Micheaux, The Palgrave Handbook of Political Norm Dynamics in Southeast Asia – Overlapping Registers and Shifting Practices, 35 contributeurs, contrat signé en décembre 2021 avec Palgrave Macmillan, 565 p.


Articles in internationally refereed journals


Book chapter

  • 2020 : « La diffusion du salafisme en Asie du Sud-Est - Réceptions locales d’une pensée globalisante », in Claire Thi Liên Tran et Christine Cabasset (dir.), L’Asie du Sud-Est 2020. Bilan, enjeux et perspectives, Bangkok-Paris, IRASEC-Indes Savantes, pp. 75-94.

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