Senior Research Fellow
Universiti Brunei Darussalam






Jérémy Jammes is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Institute of Asian Studies at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He holds a B.A. (1996) in Sociology from Université de Lyon and an M.A. in Social Anthropology and Sociology (1998) from Paris X Nanterre. In 2006, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at Paris X Nanterre with a thesis on Cao Đài. He has published widely on religious issues in Vietnam, as well as in Cambodia and general Southeast Asia. His more recent publications include, among others, the monograph Les oracles du Cao Đài. Étude d’un mouvement religieux vietnamien et de ses réseaux [Cao Đài Oracles: A Vietnamese Religious Movement and Its Networks] (Les Indes savantes, 2014), the edited volume (with Pascal Bourdeaux) Chrétiens évangéliques d’Asie du Sud-Est [Southeast Asian Evangelicals] (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2016), "Occulting the Dao: Daoist Inner Alchemy, French Spiritism and Vietnamese Colonial Modernity in Caodai Translingual Practice" (The Journal of Asian Studies, 2018), and "Benedictine Moral Economy in Wartime Vietnam (1954–75): Monastic Projection for an Alternative Life" (The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 2017). Before moving to Brunei, Professor Jammes served between 2010 and 2014 in Bangkok as Deputy Director, Head of Publications, and Strategic Adviser of the Research Institute on Contemporary Southeast Asia (IRASEC, CNRS-MAEDI), for which he has (co-)edited three regional outlooks on contemporary Southeast Asian geopolitics. Professor Jammes is the founding editor and the editor-in-chief of the Springer Book Series Asia in Transition. While at the Department, he will work on an annotated translation of the Pháp Chánh Truyền, a seminal Cao Đài text.