Edyta Roszko is a social anthropologist and senior researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Norway. For over fifteenth years, she has undertaken ethnographic research on Chinese and Vietnamese fisheries and militia in the common maritime space of the South China Sea. Connectivity of fishers compelled her to historicize fishing communities and to work beyond the nation-state and area studies framework. Her newly awarded European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant project TransOcean at CMI expands her geographic field beyond Vietnam and China to include other global regions in Oceania and in West and East Africa.
Books by this author
Fishers, Monks and Cadres
Navigating State, Religion and the South China Sea in Central Vietnam
- A remarkable and detailed study, long in preparation and extremely timely in its arrival.
- Portrays a once-peripheral area in central Vietnam now at the centre of a global struggle for sovereignty, influence and control in the South China Sea.
- An ethnographically important study breaking out from the usual focus on urban or agrarian Vietnam.