ANR    CNRS
ANR Programme 2009-2012
(ANR-08-GOUV-064)
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JUST-INDIA
A Joint Programme on Justice and Governance in India and South Asia
(Hosted by Centre for Himalayan Studies)

Zoé Headley

HEADLEY, Zoé E.

zoeheadley@gmail.com

Research Fellow (Chargée de recherche), CNRS, attached to the Centre for Indian and South Asian Studies (CEIAS), Paris (EHESS-CNRS)

 

Grants

  • 2010-2011 British library (Arcadia) grant to conduct a pilot project, in collaboration with the IFP & JustIndia. The project is presented in her research blog "Caste, Land and Custom". Its purpose is the constitution of a digital archive of vulnerable documents of Tamil agrarian history and investigating issues of Tamil customary law.
  • 2009 Fieldwork grant, EFEO, Paris-Pondicherry
  • 2007-2008 Clemens Heller post-doctoral fellowship, affiliated to the South Asia Institute (SAI), Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 2006-2007 Lavoisier scholarship for a project on  Caste, representation and democratic process in India : an essay in political anthropology, affiliated to the South Asia Institute (SAI), Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 2001 Laureate of a scholarship of Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient
  • 1999-2000 Indo-French Scholarship (MAE-ICCR)
  • 1999 Scholarship for language training (MAE) in the Tamil Summer School (IFP, Pondicherry)

Management of research

2010-2011 Coordinator of the pilot project: Rescuing Tamil customary law: locating and copying endangered records of village judicial assemblies (1870-1940).

Publications

  • (forthcoming 2011) « Of dangerous guardians and contested hierarchies: an ethnographic reading of a south Indian copperplate» », in Murugaiyan, A., (éd.) Studies in Tamil Epigraphy: Historical Sources and Multidisciplinary Approach. Cre-A Publishers, Chennai.
  • (2010) « Caste and Collective Memory in South India », in Clark-Deces, I. (éd.) A Companion to the Anthropology of India. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, pp. 98-113
  • (2007) « Genealogies of affliction. Aetiological regimes and causal assessment in an Indian sub-caste», Indian Anthropologist, Special issue « Ethnographies of Healing », vol. 37, n° 1, pp. 29-48.
  • (2003), with Delage R., Identités et territoires en Inde, Proceedings of the 6th Ateliers Jeunes Chercheurs en Sciences Sociales, organized by AJEI, 17-21 February 2003, University of Calcutta, Department of History, Kolkata, India, Newcon Global Services, Pondicherry, 139 p. http://www.ajei.org/files/AJCSS03Actes.pdf