Anne Guillou is a Doctor in Anthropology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Institute of Higher Studies in Social Sciences), Paris. She holds a BA in Khmer language and culture from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations orientales (National Institute of Asian Languages and Civilizations), Paris. As a tenured researcher at the French National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS), she is currently working in the Centre of Southeast Asian Studies (CASE), Paris. Her current research interests are in social suffering and post-genocide social and ritual recovery; and Khmer popular religious systems. In the 1990s and early 2000s, she has worked extensively on topics related to medical anthropology and health and migrations. She has conducted research on the Cambodian people since 1986, first in France among refugees and in Cambodia since 1990. She is the author of a book Cambodge, soigner dans les fracas de l’histoire: Médecins et société (Paris: Les Indes Savantes, 2009). She has coedited a multi-author volume, and has been guest editor (with S. Vignato) of a two-part special issue of Southeast Asia Research “Life after collective death in Southeast-Asia” (SOAS, London) published in 2012 and (upcoming) in 2013.
Her contribution to the Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide programme is particularly focused on questions related to the ritual treatments of the corpse in relation to the commemoration processes and temporality.