She obtained her PhD at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in 2005 and since then she has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of ethnology, Academia Sinica in Taiwan, a lecturer at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) and the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) in Paris, and a EURIAS fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in 2012-3.
Her research examines Chinese globalization and the Chinese diaspora in a global anthropological and historical perspective. She is the author of a book about the Chinese community in French Polynesia, Chinois en Polynésie française. Migration, métissage, diaspora (Société d’ethnologie, 2010).
She has published over twenty journal articles among others in l’Homme, Anthropological Theory, and Ethnic and Racial Studies, and co-edited a special issue on museums and heritage in China in the journal Gradhiva.
Her current research examines the social and economic transformations in a former lineage-village of the Shenzhen special economic zone in China and the changes in the relations between the members of the local community and their relatives in the diaspora. https://unil.academia.edu/AnneChristineTrémon