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Hello! My name is Charlie Rumsby and I trained as an anthropologist at SOAS and Goldsmiths, University of London. This website showcases themes that emerged from my PhD research which explored modes of identity and belonging among stateless ethnic Vietnamese children living in Cambodia. It also showcases the visual methods I use to collect and disseminate data. The production of this site, including the illustrations, was funded by an Early Career Impact Grant from ASEASUK. Check out the blog for more information. I will add further research projects to this site as they develop.


I am committed to pursuing a practice of public anthropology: socially relevant, theoretically informed, and politically engaged ethnographic scholarship that is accessible to research participants, and for audiences outside the academy. Interdisciplinary and non-academic collaborations are central to this endeavour.

Currently I am a research fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, and a visiting research fellow at the Anthropology Department at the LSE.