Hello! My name is Charlie Rumsby and I trained as an anthropologist at SOAS and Goldsmiths before completing doctoral and post-doctoral research at Coventry University. This website showcases themes from my research which explores modes of identity and belonging among stateless ethnic Vietnamese children living in Cambodia. It also showcases the multimodal 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 Lecturer in Childhood and Youth based at Sussex University, and a visiting research fellow at the Anthropology Department at the LSE.