Philip Taylor is Senior Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. He specialises in the anthropology of contemporary Vietnam, the Mekong subregion and Southeast Asia, with research interests in religion, ethnicity, environment, development, conflict, Khmer studies and vernacular modernities. He is the author and editor of several books and many refereed articles and chapters on contemporary Vietnamese society. He teaches and supervises postgraduate students and is currently researching the Third Indochina War in the Mekong delta.
Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal of Anthropology (2011-2016);
Editor, ANU Press Vietnam Series;
HDR Co-ordinator CHL (2015-2016);
Convener ANU Vietnam Updates (2003-2015);
Postgraduate Convener, Anthropology Program UWA;
Consultant Anthropologist Vietnam Program Effectiveness Review (AusAID), Mekong Delta Poverty Analysis (AusAID) and Vietnam Social Sciences Translation Project (Ford Foundation);
Convener: Vietnam Studies Summer Schools, Asia-Pacific Week, 2004-2008.
ARC QEII Fellow 2006-2010;
EuroSEAS-Nikkei Asian Review Social Science Book Prize 2015.
Taylor, P. (ed) 2016. Connected and Disconnected in Vietnam: Remaking Social Relations in a Post-socialist Nation. Canberra: ANU Press.
Taylor, P. 2014. The Khmer Lands of Vietnam: Environment, Cosmology and Sovereignty. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press; Singapore: NUS Press; Copenhagen: NIAS Press.
Taylor, P. (ed) 2008. Modernity and Re-Enchantment: Religion in Post-Revolutionary Vietnam. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies; Maryland: Lexington Books – Rowman and Littlefield.
Taylor, P. 2007. Cham Muslims of the Mekong Delta: Place and Mobility in the Cosmopolitan Periphery. Singapore: NUS Press; Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press; Copenhagen: NIAS Press.
Taylor, P. 2004. Goddess on the Rise: Pilgrimage and Popular Religion in Vietnam. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.