Emiko Stock | Asian Studies Program | Hamilton College, NY
Visiting Assistant Professor & Postdoctoral Fellow
2013-2019 | PhD, Sociocultural Anthropology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dissertation title: Touching Image of History: Cham Practices of Looking across Cambodia and Iran
2005-2007 | PhD coursework, Social Anthropology & Ethnology, Nanterre Université, France.
2005 | M. A. - with honors, Social Anthropology & Ethnology, Nanterre Université, France.
2004 | M. A. - with honors, Cambodian Language & Civilization, INALCO (National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations), Paris, France.
2003 | B. A. coursework | Society & Anthropology, U. Paris V Descartes – Sorbonne, Paris, France.
2001 | B. A. | Cambodian Language & Civilization, INALCO, Paris, France.
2001 | License coursework | Royal University of Fine Arts, Archaeology, Phnom Penh.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
In Press | “Archiving the Difficult to Picture”, Southeast Of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia, National University of Singapore.
2016 | “Two Rituals, a Bit of Dualism and Possibly Some Inseparability: ‘And so that’s how we say that Chams and Khmers are one and the same’ ’’, Sojourn Journal, ISEAS – Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.
2012 | « Au delà des ethnonymes. A propos de quelques exonymes et endonymes chez les musulmans du Cambodge », (Beyond Ethnonyms. Notes on some Exonyms and Endonyms Used Among Muslims in Cambodia), Moussons, 20, IRSEA, Aix-en-Provence, 141-160.
2009 | « Parce que Champa et Cambodge ne faisaient qu’un… Quand les esprits s’emmêlent pour tisser la trame d’une histoire passée sur le métier d’une intégration présente », (Inviting Champa, Welcoming Cambodia: Performing Ancient Spirits to Commemorate Past History and Present Integration), Udaya, Phnom Penh, 243-275.
Forthcoming | “ ‘For ‘Ali Is Our Ancestor’: Cham Sayyids’ Shi’a Trajectories from Cambodia to Iran”, edited volume “Shi’a Minorities in the Contemporary World: Migration, Transnationalism and Multilocality’’, Center for Islamic Studies, Chester University, Edinburgh University Press.
2016 | ‘’La société civile cambodgienne: ruptures, incertitudes et ingérences étrangeres’’, (Cambodian Civil Society: Ruptures, Uncertainties, Foreign Interferences), co-written with B. Formoso, in Sociétés Civiles en Asie du Sud Est. Entre pilotage d’Etat et initiatives citoyennes, B. Formoso ed., ENS Eds, Lyon.
2010 | « Les communautés musulmanes du Cambodge: un aperçu », (Muslim Communities in Cambodia: An Overview) in Atlas des minorités musulmanes en Asie, Michel Gilquin ed., Paris CNRS - Bangkok IRASEC 183-216.
Trans-Media Works & Talks
2019 | “Imagi(in)ing Marriages” (2016, 75’, 3 episodes), Visual Anthropology Workshop, Cornell, March 26th.
2018 | “In Correspondence: Images As Ethnographic Displacement”, Displacements, Digital Conference, Society for Cultural Anthropology & Society for Visual Anthropology, April 19th-21st.
2018 | “Still | Moving: Image and Ethnographic Displacement”, visual commentary in concert with Sama Alshaibi’s exhibit Silsila, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Silsila: A Panel Discussion on Environmentalism, Migration, and Displacement, November 9th.
2017 | “Touching History: An Anthropology of Image-Thought (Chams | Sayyids | Cambodia | Iran)”, still and moving pictures presentation, Annual Visual Research Conference, American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Washington, D.C., November 27-29, 2017.
2013 – 2017 | Various short ethnographic films from Cham weddings in Cambodia, shot and edited during fieldwork as a video ethnographer.
2015 | ‘’Commute: Still(s) in (e)motions’’. Installation using film loops of 35mm B&W footage of 3-5 frames per second, collaborative exhibition Flux & Navigations, Mellon Expanded Practice Seminar, Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning.
2015 | ‘’The Wedding Picture’’, short film, Cornell Anthropology Film Symposium Animating Anthropology: Audiovisual Experiment in Ethnographic Practice, in Honor of Robert Ascher.2010 | ‘’Chams: Syncretic Islamic Communities in Vietnam & Cambodia’’, Exhibition co-curator, East West Center, U. of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu.
2009 | ‘’Ethnic groups in Cambodia’’, co-editor & photographer for the section about Cambodian Muslims, CAS Nokorwat Publishing, Phnom Penh, 635p. (In Khmer and English).
2008 | Clichés Chams column, writer & photographer, Ka-Set e-magazine (Khmer, English, French).
2007 | “O’Russei Once Upon a Time / O’Russei in Sangkum Time”, curator of an exhibition of the village 60’s archives & family portraits, O’Russei Village Mosque, Cambodia. (In Khmer).
2005 – 2007 | Assistant to Curation & Publication, Reyum Research Institute & Gallery, Phnom Penh. (In Khmer).
2015 | ‘’Multiple Exposures: Towards a Visual Anthropology with Cham Muslims in Cambodia’’, Anthropological Society of Iran, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, September 22nd.
2015 | ‘’The Making Of ‘Airwaves’: Acting Islam & Enacting Modernity in a Cambodian TV Drama’’, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, January 14th.
2010 | ‘’Visualizing Cham Diversity in Cambodia: Oscillating between Photography and Ethnography’’, Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre Lectures, ISEAS – Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, April 14th.
2009 | ‘’From Photography to Ethnography: Back & Forth. Visualizing Cham Diversity in Cambodia’’, Reyum Research Institute & Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (in Khmer).
2008 | “Chams & Khmers Relations: Two Photo-Ethnographic Case Studies”, Reyum (in Khmer).
2018 | (Presenter) | “In Correspondence: Images As Ethnographic Displacement”, Displacements, Digital Conference, Society for Cultural Anthropology & Society for Visual Anthropology, April 19th-21st.
2018 | (Panel Organizer) | “Multimodal ethnographic displacement as mode, method and object”, Displacements, Digital Conference, the Society for Cultural Anthropology, April 19th-21st.
2018 | “Hoping TimeSpace: Iran As An Image Of (Cambodian | Cham | Sayyid) History”, Association for Asian Studies Annual Meetings, Washington DC, March 25th.
2017 | “Moving Images: History’s unconscious Optics Within Family Photo Albums”, American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Washington DC, December 3rd.
2017 | “Moving Images: Archiving The “Difficult to Picture”, Symposium “Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast Asia”, SOAS, London, June 22nd.
2017 | “Do Hajji Babas' portraits sign toward an in-between? Some fieldnotes from Qom”, Biennial Symposia Iranica, University of Cambridge, UK, April 11th.
2017 | “Moving Images: History’s Unconscious Optics within Family Photo Albums”, Southeast Asia Program 19th Annual Graduate Students Conference, Cornell University, March 12th.
2016 | ‘’Comfortably sitting in between: elements of Cambodian ‘Alid piety rethinking the Shi‘a / Sunni divide’’, conference “Shi’a Minorities in the Contemporary World: Migration, Transnationalism and Multilocality’’, Chester Center for Islamic Studies, University of Chester, UK, May 20-21st.
2016 | ‘’Comfortably sitting in between: elements of Cambodian ‘Alid piety rethinking the Shi‘a / Sunni divide’’, “2nd International Conference on Shi’i Studies”, Islamic College, London, UK, May 7-8th.
2015 | ‘’For Ali is our ancestor’’: Cham Sayyids going (back) to Shi’a, from Cambodia to Iran’’, panel ‘’Bridging Southeast Asia and the Dar al-Islam: Fields Across Disciplinary and Regional Boundaries’’, Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Chicago, March 29th.
2014 | ‘’The Making Of ‘Airwaves’: Acting Islam & Enacting Modernity in a Cambodian TV Drama’’, American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Washington DC, December 5th.
2013 | ‘’Traveling Luck: Past Journeys & Present Mobility of Cham & Muslim Talismans’’, Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies Conference, University of Montréal, October 19th.
2011 | ‘’Notes from the field: A preliminary ethnographic overview of Cham blacksmiths in Cambodia’’, Workshop ‘’Archaeometallurgy in Cambodia’’, EFEO / CKS, Siem Reap, March 7th.
2009 | ‘’Showing Culture, Displaying Tradition. When a ‘global’ exhibition raises ‘local’ stakes among Chams in Cambodia’’, Symposium ‘’Chams : Syncretic Islamic Communities in Vietnam and Cambodia’’, East West Center, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Jan. 22nd.
2009 | ‘’Calling On Parents’ Genealogies, Calling Off Cambodian Muslim Uniformity: a few examples of kinship segments’’, International Seminar on Historical Relations between the Malay World & Indochina, History Department, Malaya University & EFEO, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oct. 21st.
2008 | “Beyond ‘Ethnie’, Religion and Nation: about the Elasticity of the Social Borders among Chams”, brown bag lecture, Human Sciences Encounters, Phnom Penh, March 25th.
2007 | ‘’Inviting Champa, Welcoming Cambodia: Performing both Ancient Spirits to Commemorate Past History and Present Integration’’, Conference “Socio-cultural Issues of Champa, 175 Years After its Disappearance”, International Office of Champa, San Jose, CA.
On Campus Talks
2018 | “Iran, this Image of History (among some Cambodian Muslim Cham Sayyids)”, Cornell Southeast Asia Program Gatty Lectures, May 3rd.
2016 | while Visiting Researcher at University of Religions & Denominations, Qom, Iran:
‘’Fieldwork Methodologies: Some Thoughts Inspired by Feminist Anthropologies’’, intervention in the graduate seminar ‘’Women and Penal Islam’’, April.
‘’Comfortably sitting in between: elements of Cambodian ‘Alid piety rethinking the Shi‘a / Sunni divide’’, presentation to the Shia Studies Department faculty & graduate students, May2nd.
2014 | ‘’Inviting Champa, Welcoming Cambodia: Ritual articulations of contested historical memories’’, Cornell Southeast Asian Studies Annual Graduate Student Conference, March 2nd.
2013 | ‘’ ‘Coke, With or Without Whiskey?’ A Tentative Un-Definition of Cham Muslims in Cambodia’’, “Global Islam: Borders, Boundaries and Belonging(s). A Workshop for Community College Faculty at Cornell University”. Einaudi / SEAP / CERIS, November 16th.
2019 | Teaching Portfolio Institute, Center for Teaching Innovation, Cornell University, April 13th
2019 | Building Mentoring Skills, Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning, Cornell University, January-May 2019 (bi-monthly)
2018 | Lewis Morgan Graduate Scholar, Michael Herzfeld L. H. Morgan Lecture, University of Rochester.
2017 | PhD dissertation workshop on Southeast Asian Studies, SEAGASE, McGill University & Université de Montréal, April 27-28th.
2016 | “Shi’a Studies Course”, University of Religions & Denominations, Qom, Iran. March 1-7th.
2015 | “Religious Minorities in Asia”, Southeast Asia Research Center, City University of Hong Kong, June 12-13th.
2015 | “Critical Asia: cinema and the urban condition”, Cornell University, April 11th.
Awards & Fellowships
External Awards & Fellowships
2019 | Postdoctoral Fellowship, Society of Fellows in Humanities at the University of Hong Kong (declined, previous engagement with Hamilton College)
2017-2018 | Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
2018 | FLEFF Diversity Scholar Fellowship, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca College
2018 | TLC (Thailand Laos Cambodia List) Association for Asian Studies Conference Travel Grant
2004-2007 | Fieldwork Grants from:
France: The Louis Dumont Fund, EFEO - Ecole Française d’Extreme Orient, Quai Branly Museum
Cambodia: CKS (Center for Khmer Studies), awarded twice
Internal Awards & Fellowships (Cornell - Selection)
2019 | Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) special award: archiving, digitalization and design, SEAP History Project
2018 | Graduate Student Summer Fellowship in the Digital Humanities
2018 | Thomas Kirsch Summer Write-up Grant, Southeast Asia Program
2017-2018 | Founding Member, “Please, Do Make a Scene: Seeing, Thinking, and Writing with Disruptive Images”, Society for Humanities Dissertation Writing Group
2016-2017 | Member, “Haunted Figures, Diasporic Legacies”, Society for Humanities Dissertation Writing Group
2015 | Mellon Collaborative Studies Fellowship, Urban Representations Lab: “Scattered Projections”
2014 | Mellon Collaborative Studies Fellowship, Expanded Practice Seminar: “Flux Navigations”
English | fluent (speaking / reading / writing).
French | fluent (speaking / reading / writing).
Khmer | fluent (speaking / reading / writing).
Persian | conversational, elementary in reading & writing
Cham (Western) | elementary (speaking / reading / writing).
Japanese | conversational, elementary in reading and writing.
Ongoing | Co-founder & co-organizer, “Reel Islam Film Series”, Hamilton College & Downtown Utica
Ongoing | Coordinator, “Asia Research Forum”, talks series, Hamilton College
2018 – 2019 | Graduate Student Member, Search Committee for Visual Anthropology Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University
2014 – 2015 | Co-chair, SEAP student committee, Cornell University.
2015 | Co-organizer, SEAP Annual Graduate Student Conference, Cornell University.
2013 - 2019
AGSA (Anthropology Graduate Students Association), Cornell University, member.
SEAP (Southeast Asia Program) student committee, Cornell University, member.
2006 | Research Advisor, Sociology Master Program, Royal University of Phnom Penh.
2005 – 2007 | Co-founder, “Human Sciences Encounters”, Cambodian Studies scholars network.
2003 – 2004 | Conferences Coordinator, CKS (Center for Khmer Studies), Phnom Penh.
2010 – 2012 | Associate Research Director, Indochina Research Ltd, Phnom Penh (Qualitative & Quantitative research design, market anthropology, ethnography in industry)
2001 – 2003 | Coordination Assistant, UNESCO, Cambodia (International Committee for the Development and the Conservation of Angkor).
2000 – 2013 Independent Interpreter & Fixer, Cambodia (missions based)
Consecutive & simultaneous - Khmer | French | English
(Fields: Architecture & Heritage / Audiovisual productions / Detention monitoring)
2017 | “Was the Kahin Center Home to a Cinema Hub?”, Cornell SEAP Bulletin, Spring 2017, 20-23.
2013-2016 | chamattic.com | (Visual ) Anthropology & “Chameries” dusting off the old & the new.
2008-2009 | Clichés Chams, column writer & photographer, Ka-Set e-magazine (Khmer, English, French).
2006-2007 | dufinfonddugrenier.com | blog: ethnography & the archive, Islam in Cambodia.
Digital literacy: Final Cut Pro; Lightroom; Photoshop; html basic coding; various digital humanities platforms
Quantitative literacy & Social Media Platforms: Basic SPSS; Facebook; Twitter; Instagram; Wordpress
Personal Projects: “Kahin’s Last Scare!” | A short silent horror movie shot in 16mm