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Julien   Clément

Administrative staff
Departement de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement
Musée du quai Branly (France)
I speak in the following language(s): French, English

I am a researcher specialized on embodiment in Polynesia and the Pacific. My fieldsite is Samoa, with short fieldwork in Samoan communities in Auckland as well. I have completed my PhD in 2009 at Aix-Marseille Université, being affiliated with the Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie (CREDO). Pr. Serge Tcherkézoff was my advisor. The title of my PhD thesis is "Rugby of Samoa: Body Techniques between Fa'aSamoa and the Globalization of Sport". I published it in October 2014. It has not been yet translated in English.
From 2010 to 2012, I did my postdoc at the Departement of Anthropology at UC San Diego, with Joel Robbins and Rupert Stasch. I did a new fieldwork, about funerals. I also did finalize some research in the archives of sport in Samoa.
I came back to France in 2012. Since then, I am the Deputy Director of the Research and Higher Education Department at the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac in Paris.
Member of
e-toile Pacifique (e-toile)
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO)
Société des Océanistes (SdO)
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21st century
Indigenous languages
  • PhD Research (2004 to 2009)
    Rugby of Samoa: Body techniques between Fa'aSamoa and globalization of Sport — Aix-MArseille Université / Ministry of Higher Education
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