Philip Taylor, BA Hons (Sydney), PhD (ANU)
ARC QEII Fellow, School of Culture, History & Language
Philip Taylor has lived and worked in Vietnam for over three years and is fluent in Vietnamese. He has held several consultancy, research and teaching positions in Australia. He is the author and editor of five books and many refereed articles and chapters on contemporary Vietnamese society. He supervises postgraduate students and is currently researching the ethnic and religious subcultures of the Mekong delta. He is an ARC QEII Fellow and co-investigator on a separate ARC Discovery grant on regulatory networks in Vietnam.
The anthropology of contemporary Vietnam, the Mekong sub-region and Southeast Asia; economic and social development; urbanisation; modernity, ethnicity and identity politics; religion; music; gender relations in East and Southeast Asia; social inequality; political transformations in Communist systems; contemporary ethnographic practice.
- 2007 Cham Muslims of the Mekong Delta: Place and Mobility in the Cosmopolitan Periphery. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press.
- 2007 Modernity and Re-Enchantment: Religion in Post-Revolutionary Vietnam. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
- 2004 Goddess on the Rise: Pilgrimage and popular religion in Vietnam. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
- 2004 Social Inequality in Vietnam and the Challenges to Reform. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
- 2003 'Digesting reform: opera and cultural identity in Ho Chi Minh City', in Consuming Urban Culture in Contemporary Vietnam. pp. 138-154. Lisa Drummond and Mandy Thomas eds. London: RoutledgeCurzon.
- 2001 Fragments of the Present: Searching for Modernity in Vietnam's South. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
- 2001 'Apocalypse Now? Hoa Hao Buddhism emerging from the shadows of war' The Australian Journal of Anthropology 12 3):339-54.
- 2000 'Music as a "neocolonial poison" in post-war Southern Vietnam', Crossroads, An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 14(1):99-131.
Postgraduate Convener, Anthropology Program UWA; Consultant Anthropologist for Bidjara People's and Iman People's Native Title Applications; Consultant Anthropologist on Vietnam Program Effectiveness Review (AusAID), Mekong Delta Poverty Analysis (AusAID) and Vietnam Social Sciences Translation Project (Ford Foundation); Convener Vietnam Update 2003, 2005; Organising committee member: Linking Latitudes Conference, Hanoi 2004; Regional Editor (Southeast Asia), Asian Studies Review; ARC QEII Fellow 2006-2010; President, Vietnam Studies Association of Australia.