Dr Catherine SCHEER
Designation : Postdoctoral Fellow
Office : AS8, #07-36
Telephone : 6516 4547
Status : Former Staff
Introduction

Dr Scheer is a post-doctoral fellow in the Religion and Globalisation Cluster. She studied social anthropology at Paris X University and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Her previous work focused on Cambodia’s “indigenous minorities”, specifically the Bunong, and their interactions with Protestant development actors. In her doctoral thesis on the dynamics of Christianisation in a highland commune, she examined the links between local worldviews and ritual practices and missionary teachings that have changed over time, affecting the Bunong’s claimed identity and moral logic. She thereby attempts to contribute to the anthropology of Christianity in continental Southeast Asia.

While at ARI, Catherine will be working on the Religion and Development in Asia project. Her research concerns the production of knowledge about languages in education by Southeast Asia-based international organisations, including Christian NGOs