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Elodie   Fache

Research Fellow
UMR SENS (Savoirs, Environnement et Sociétés / Knowledge, Environment and Societies)
IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (France)
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I speak in the following language(s): French, English

Member of
e-toile Pacifique (e-toile)
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
Société des Océanistes (SdO)
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Australia (area)
Australia (country)
Northern Territory
Arnhem Land
Fiji Islands
Lomaiviti archipelago
Lau archipelago
Kadavu archipelago
New Caledonia
Historical periods
The Colonial time
20th century
21st century
Indigenous languages
Fijian, Kriol
  • Field Research (2007)
    Masters fieldwork in northern Australia — Aix-Marseille Université / CREDO
    4-month fieldwork in the Northern Territory's Top End on Indigenous knowledge, environment and economic development, with a particular focus on tourism and Indigenous micro-enterprises.
  • PhD Research (2008 to 2013)
    Fieldwork and thesis on Indigenous natural resource management, Arnhem Land, Australia — Aix-Marseille Université / CREDO
    Title of the thesis (July 2013): Ecological imperialism or development? The actors of natural resource management in Ngukurr, Australia.
  • Teaching Experiences (2008 to 2015)
    Lecturer in Anthropology — Aix-Marseille Université
    ± 535 hours of in-class teaching in various Anthropology courses, including in Anthropology of Oceania
  • Collaborative Project (2013 to 2015)
    Postdoctoral fellow - ECOPAS project — Aix-Marseille Université / CREDO
    Coordination in the European project ECOPAS (funded by EU - FP7)
  • Academic Position (2016 to 2017)
    Postdoctoral fellow - IRD / GRED — IRD / GRED
    Individual research project on so-called 'community-based' reef management in Fiji.
    More than 6 months of fieldwork in Fiji, including 4 months on Gau Island.
  • Collaborative Project (2018 to 2022)
    Principal Investigator - SOCPacific project — IRD - ZMT
    “A Sea of Connections: Contextualizing Fisheries in the South Pacific Region” (SOCPacific,
    This interdisciplinary project aims at re-embedding coastal and oceanic fisheries in their wider context, and exploring the large web of socio-cultural, geopolitical and policy connections within which fishing practices occur in New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji.
    Co-funded by ANR and DFG, this project is based on synergies between the French National Research Institute for Development (IRD) and the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT).
  • Academic Position (2018 to now)
    Research fellow — IRD / SENS
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