Thèse


Emilie CREMIN.
Entre mobilité et sédentarité : les Mising, « peuple du fleuve », face à l'endiguement du Brahmapoutre (Assam, Inde du Nord-Est).
Environmental and Society. Univerisité Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis, 2014. French. <tel-01139754>

My resume

Dr. Emilie CREMIN
Research associate and teaching assistant in Geography
Ph. D since 2014 from the University of Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis
CNRS laboratory LADYSS
CNRS laboratory Himalaya
milimoonn@hotmail.com
http://emilie.cremin.free.fr
Contact numbers:
00 33 9.51.39.82.82
00 33 6.64.37.31.73
Postal: 108 bis, rue Gabriel Péri
93200 Saint-Denis
Date of birth: 09/04/82 at Enghien (95)
FRANCE

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2015-2016 Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Limoges (18 months). 

Project of the Chair Environmental Capital and Sustainable River Management.

2008-2014 Ph.D in GEOGRAPHY 

With highest level of distinction (félicitations du jury à l’unanimité) Defended on the 9th December 2014

“Between mobility and a sedentary lifestyle: the Misings, ‘river people’, faced with the Brahmaputra embankments (Assam, North-East India)” Supervised by Pr. Joëlle Smadja, director of the Centre for Himalayan Studies, CNRS and by Dr. Annick Hollé, Laboratory LADYSS, CNRS University of Paris 8, Vincennes Saint-Denis. 18-month field work in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, North-east India.Directed a video documentary: “On the Brahmaputra’s river banks”, produced by CNRS (UPS2259).

2006-2007 MASTER 2 RESEARCH in ENVIRONMENT

Graduated top of the year

“Environment, Landscapes, Techniques and Societies” specialized in “Ethno-ecology, local knowledge and biodiversity management” National Natural History Museum (MNHN), AgroParisTech (INAPG), University of Paris VII Denis Diderot, France, Paris

M. Phil Thesis (3 month field work): « The Mising tribe toward a socio-environmental crisis in the fringe area of the Kaziranga National Park (Assam, North-east India)» supervised by Pr. Joëlle Smadja, director of the Himalayan Research Center, CNRS and by Pr. Marie Roué, Research Director at the National Natural History Museum.

2005-2006 MASTER 2 PRO in SOCIAL WORK

“Development studies” specialized in “Local development: social stakeholders and spatial dynamics in urban and rural areas” from University of PARIS I Panthéon-Sorbonne – Social and Economic Development Institute (IEDES), France, Paris and University of PARIS III – Latin American Higher studies Institute (IHEAL) DELA

2004-2005 MASTER 1 in GEOGRAPHY and TERRITORIAL MANAGEMENT

With first class Honors

University PARIS 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis

MASTER thesis (4 months field work) and video documentary « Omkareshwar a holly place on the Narmada River in transformation » supervised by Dr. Annick Hollé and Dr. Emmanuèle Gautier, laboratory LADYSS CNRS

2001-2004 Bachelor in Geography and history

University PARIS IV Sorbonne Bachelor of Arts in SOCIAL SCIENCES: GEOGRAPHY and HISTORY, University Paris INALCO department of South Asian Studies Initiation to Hindi and Oriental civilizations

Publications

Papers to Be published

CREMIN, E., 2016, Living with floods: the case of the Brahmaputra Basin in Assam, North-east India, In: Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research (Springer). Edited by Marcus Nusser and Christopher Bergmann – submitted

CREMIN, E. & GRIVEL, S., 2016, Fluvial islands of Brahmaputra River: dynamics and social implications, In: International Journal of River Basin Management (JRBM, Taylor & Francis) – submitted

CREMIN, E., 2016, Dynamiques fluviales et adaptabilité des pratiques dans la plaine alluviale du Brahmapoutre (Inde) : quels effets des aménagements fluviaux et de l’administration foncière sur la mobilité des communautés paysannes ? – book chapter « Les paysannerie dans un monde incertain » – accepted

PUBLICATIONS (peer reviewed)

CREMIN, E. & HOLLE, A., 2015, Les villes et les campagnes en Assam : des destins contraires ? Cities and Countryside in Assam: opposite destinies? In : Revue Echogéo. Numéro spécial : Le grand écart spatial de l’Inde / India’s spatial splits. On line : https://echogeo.revues.org/14233

CREMIN, E., 2014, Conceptions de l’espace de la ville saint d’Omkareshwar à l’ombre d’un grand barrage sur la Narmada, Sous la direction de Harit Joshi et d’Anne Viguier, In : Ville et fleuve en Asie du Sud – regards croisés. Colloques INALCO, pp. 133-153 On line : http://books.openedition.org/pressesinalco/455

CREMIN, E., 2012, Wild life conservation and tribal livelihood in the Brahmaputra flood plain- the Case of the Mising tribe in the fringe villages of the Kaziranga National Park (Assam, North-East India), In: Environment and Society: Conservation, Governance and Transformation in India, ouvrage publié sous la direction de Nicolas Lainé et de T.B Subba avec Black Swan publication, pp 54-73.

CREMIN, E., 2011, Between land erosion and land eviction: emerging social movements in the Mishing tribe fringe village of the Kaziranga National Park (Assam, North East India), Sous la direction de Dibyajyoti Dutta et Jukti Ratna Saikia, In : Environment and development : emerging Issues and debates, pp. 168-185 (Planet Ink, Guwahati, Inde).

CREMIN, E., 2011, Endiguement du Brahmapoutre et risques hydrologiques dans les territoires de la tribu Mising (subdivision de Dhakuakhana, Assam, Nord-est de l’Inde), VertigO – la revue électronique en sciences de l’environnement [En ligne], Hors-série 10 | Décembre 2011, mis en ligne le 30 novembre 2011. On line :http://vertigo.revues.org/11417 ; DOI : 10.4000/vertigo.11417

CREMIN, E., 2009, « Les temples de l’Inde moderne » : un grand barrage dans un lieu saint de la Narmada (Madhya Pradesh), Géocarrefour, vol. 84/1-2, 2009, [En ligne].

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

CREMIN, E., 2013, L’Inde des grands barrages Omkareshwar : une ville sainte de la Narmada en cours de transformation (MadhyaPradesh, Inde), Editions universitaires européennes (13.09.2013) 364 p. ISBN : 978-613-1-52642-8 

Unpublished REPORTS

 2007 – « La tribu Mising au cœur d’une crise socio-environnementale : d’un mode de vie traditionnel à la redéfinition d’un territoire (Assam, Nord-est de l’Inde) » (4 month field work) Master Thesis 2 Research EMTS supervised by Joëlle Smadja et Marie Roué, defended in june 2007 in front of the comity composed of Serge Bahuchet, Marie Roué, Hélène Pagezy, Jean-Marie Betsch, Richard Dumez – Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, 90 p.

2006- « Les micro-projets de Développement local : un programme de coopération entre l’ambassade de France et les organisations boliviennes de base » Master Thesis 2 Research in Local development supervised by Gaëlle Gillot et d’Alain Marie – Université Paris 1 IEDES, 150 p.

2006- “Omkareshwar: a holly city in the course of transformation”. 250 p.

2005 – « Omkareshwar : une ville sainte de la Narmada en cours de transformation » (based on 4 month fieldwork) Master thesis in human geography and regional geography supervised by Annick Hollé and Emmanuèle Gautier – University Paris 8 Saint-Denis, 250 p.

MOVIES – Documentary films

2016      « The Dordogne River through its inhabitants eyes » / « La Dordogne vue par ses habitants » published on universitie’s of Limoges web TV and as a web-documentary. To be completed in June 2016.

2014      « Resilience : des transformations agraires en Europe de l’Est aux alternatives agroécologiques du Languedoc-Roussillon » publié par Rural’Est. 45 minutes. Produced for the conference « Resilience » organised by the CIRAD at Montpellier from the 3rd to the 6th of may 2014.

2011      « On the Brahmaputra’s river banks » / « Au bord du Brahmapoutre » published by the CNRS – 22 minutes. This documentary talks about villager’s adaptation to floods and erosion in the Brahmaputra flood plain in Assam.

https://www.canal-u.tv/video/cnrs_ups2259/au_bord_du_brahmapoutre.16774

Movie selected for the Researcher film festival in Nancy 2016

The movie was presented:

  • Apér’Eau of the Water-network (Rés-Eaux) University Paris 10 and coordination Eau IDF, March 2016.
  • Geographer’s International Festival at Saint-Dié des Vosges, October 2014.
  • Villages of Assam (fieldwork), July 2014.
  • South Asian Institute at Heidelberg, April 2014.
  • French Institute of Pondichery (IFP) India, September 2012.
  • Young researchers in geography seminar « Temps, rythmes et temporalités » at the Geographical Institute of Paris, April 2011.

2010      « Rituel funéraire d’une femme Brahmane sur les rives de la Narmada » Vidéothèque : Santé, Maladie, Malheur (SMM) UMR 7206 CNRS – USM 104 MNHN CNRS – Archivé par le Musée de l’Homme. 10 minutes

2005      « Omkareshwar : une ville sainte de la Narmada en cours de transformation »

http://emiliecremin.com/narmada/video-omkareshwar/ – 10 minutes

POSTERS

2015      22-25 June, I.S. Rivers 2015, Lyon: poster 1st prize

« Living with or beside the river: Control of Brahmaputra’s hydrological dynamics v/s peasant mobility » Publication dans les actes : http://www.graie.org/ISRivers/n_sessions_mercredi.php

2010      January, « Risques hydrologiques dans la plaine alluviale du Brahmapoutre » (versions : French, English, portuguese), Contribution to the Conference Josué Do Castro, University Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis

June, « Large dams and lost of ecosystem services: The case of the Subansiri dam on Assam – Arunachal Pradesh Border in North-East India », Contribution to the conference « Global Change Research II: Environmental Crisis, Energy Issues and Global Regulation Policies » organized by the European Science Foundation & Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme ESF-FMSH Entre-Sciences UPCAM à Porquerolles (France) 11-16 June 2010

CONFERENCES & COMMUNICATIONS

International level Conferences

2014      1st July, Contribution to International Congress of Ethnobiology at Bhumtang (Bhoutan): « Peasant’s ecological knowledge to adjust with floods »

3 august, Contribution to EASA (European Association of Sociology and Anthropology) Congress a Tallinn (Estonia): « Risk perceptions and natural hazard management in the Brahmaputra floodplain (Assam, North-east India) »

2012      15 May, Contribution to International Congress of Ethnobiology at Montpellier: « Hydro-climatic variability, agro-ecosystem diversity and rice varieties used by the Mising tribe in the Brahmaputra flood plain (Assam-North-East India) », organized by Edmond Dunias, IRD

2010      December, Contribution to conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU) « Land use, biodiversity and climate change » organized by the department of Geography at Cotton College, Guwahati, Assam du 11 au 13 December 2010. Communication: “Societies’ mobility in the flood prone areas of the Brahmaputra flood plain: the case of the Mising territories”.

National level Conferences

2015   1st and 2d October, presentation « Vivre avec les inondations dans la plaine alluviale du Brahmapoutre lors de l’Atelier « La crue, l’Inondation : un patrimoine ? » organized by Alexis Metzger et James Linton at University of Limoges.

2014      November, thesis presentation international conference « Les petites paysanneries dans un contexte mondial incertain », 
organized by Small peasantries research team 
(University Paris Ouest).

2013      Mai, Contribution to the conference Dynamiques environnementales, politiques publiques et pratiques locales : quelles interactions : « Conception des risques et gestion des aléas dans la plaine alluviale du Brahmapoutre (Assam, Nord-est de l’Inde) », organized by GEODE, University of Toulouse Le Mirail.

2012      4 April, Contribution to « Villes et Fleuves en Asie du Sud : regards croisés» à l’INALCO : ‘Conceptions du « patrimoine » archéologique et environnemental dans la restructuration et dans le réaménagement de la ville sainte d’Omkareshwar, sur les rives de la Narmada’, organized by Pr. Harit Joshi, INALCO, published.

Workshop, café géographique, seminaries

2015      5 November, Café géo à Limoges « Insécurité alimentaire en Inde : à qui la faute ? » with Frédéric Landy

2013      19 – 22 april, Contribution to Rural’Est workshop at Crisan, Danube Delta National park (Roumania): « Ecological knowledge for flood management in the Brahmaputra flood plain: agricultural practices and uses of rice varieties ». 

2012      11 May, Contribution to seminar of ENEC « Quand la nature dérange » at University Paris 8 : « Quand la nature dérange mais fascine les explorateurs », organisé par Antoine Da Lage

26 March, Contribution to PhD seminar of the Center For Studies on India and South Asia at the EHESS: « Marginalités culturelle, politique et territoriale des Misings : stratégies socio-religieuses pour négocier un territoire parmi les sociétés de la plaine alluviale du Brahmapoutre »discuté par Blandine Ripert, Directrice et Chargé de recherche au CEIAS.

February, Contribution to PhD seminar of the LADYSS at the University Paris 8 : « Perception et représentations des aléas du milieu fluvial du Brahmapoutre : Etudes des dessins et des cartes mentales des élèves d’une école de Matmora, Assam, Nord-Est de l’Inde », discuté par Béatrice Collignon

2011      June, Contribution to PHD seminar Les liens de l’eau : milieux, sociétés, pouvoir, organized by ERASME and LADYSS and the Water Network in Social science de University Paris 8 Saint-Denis, with the support of the project WAMAKHAIR : «Gestion des milieux et recompositions territoriales. Le cas de la tribu Mising en bordure du fleuve Brahmapoutre (Assam, Nord-est de l’Inde)»

February, Contribution to seminar: “Environmental issues: contemporary development paradigm and people’s movement” organized by Dept. of Anthropology and Dept of Political Science Dhakuakhana College, Dhakuakhana 1112Février 2011. Communication: “Between Land erosion and Land eviction: emerging social movements in the Mising tribe’s fringe villages of the Kaziranga National Park (Assam, North-East India)”, published.

2010      March, Presentation of PhD research progress University Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis.

2009      November, Presentation of my PhD research: Master of Social work – Don Bosco Institute Jorhat Assam, Seminar: save Majuli, Jengraimukh college (Majuli), IFRI (Indian Forest Research Institute) – Jorhat November 2009

2008      December, Contribution au 14ème Congrès du bureau des doctorants et étudiants du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle « Techniques et méthodes dans la recherche au muséum »- 3, 4, 5 décembre     Communication : « Le film documentaire, un outil de restitution des données de terrain – Transformations sociales et spatiale d’une ville sainte du fleuve Narmada (Inde- Madhya Pradesh) »

September, Contribution au 2d séminaire européen des doctorants – Asie du Sud – Université de Gand (Belgique) 19 et 20 September Communication: “The adaptation of societies to environmental changes: vulnerability, ecological knowledge and resilience – a case study on the Mising tribe in the Brahmaputra river flood plain (Assam, North-east India)”

February, Contribution to 11th AJEI (Association des Jeunes Etudiants Indianistes) workshop « Environnement naturel et sociétés : Pratiques, gouvernance et transformations de la société en Asie du Sud » at Shillong (Meghalaya – Inde). Communication: “Ecological Knowledge, Environmental Constraints and Emergence of Territorial Claims: the Case of the Mising Community in Bokakhat (Assam, North-east India)”, commented by Professor B.S. Mipun, dean of the department of Geography Shillong University (15 to 20 February), published.

EVENTS ORGANISATION

September-November 2014: Photo exhibition at CNRS with WaterNetwork

8 April 2013: Organization half day seminar about the Narmada river, a sacred river in the center of India – Pluridisciplinary approaches and film production – thematic study day of Paris 8 Saint-Denis Water Network.

1st June 2012: Co-organization of the 2d workshop of the WaterNetwork in social science at the University Paris 8 and the University Paris X.

25 February 2012: LADYSS seminar – co-organized with Hamidou Ly.

20 June 2011: Organization of a workshop on religious practices in North-east India at the Himalayan Research center (Centre d’Etudes Himalayennes – CNRS), campus CNRS A-G Haudricourt de Villejuif.

1st June 2011: Co-organisation of the 1st workshop of the WaterNetwork in social science at the University Paris 8 and the University Paris X.

Research Grants & Contracts

Year Academic and Research Career duration
2015

to

2016

Post-doc University of Limoges GEOLAB UMR 7541 Chaire capital environnementale et gestion durable des cours d’eau – Project funded by the Hydroelectrical society of the Midi (south of France) SHEM. 18 month
2013 to 2014 Assistant lecturer (ATER) University of Strasbourg 12 month
2012 Invited to the French Institute of Pondicherry from September to October 2012 2 month
2008

to

2011

PhD research Grant, University Paris 8 3 years
2008

to

2011

Assistant Lecturer University Paris 8 3 years
2007

to

2011

Field work funding support / National Research Project  “Around the Brahmaputra” 18 month
2006

2007

2008

Internship at the Center for Himalayan Studies 12 month
2005

2006

 Awarded a travel grant for research project from the departmental council Val d’Oise (95) and the city council of Montmorency (95160) internship at the Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle French embassy in Bolivia 6 month

SKILLS

Research

  • Coordination of data collection, data entry and analysis
  • Work as a member of an interdisciplinary team, collaborative research
  • Work with administrative and academic staff, non-academic users of research

Movies

  • Direction of video documentaries
  • Video editing: Final Cut, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro

Maps and GIS

  • Preparation, conception and production of maps
  • Management of GIS data and related Database
  • Use of GIS software: ARC GIS ESRI, QGIS
  • Use of Remote sensing software: ENVI

Others

  • Web editing: WordPress
  • Use of Microsoft word, Excel, Access, Foxpro. Power-Point, Photoshop, Illustrator.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

400 hours of lectures 

Institute of Economical and Social Development (IEDES), University Paris 1 (30h)

Department of Geography, University of Strasbourg (192 h)

University of Paris 8 Saint-Denis (192h)

University of Limoges (30h)

  • Movie making for geographers (30h)
  • Human Geography for historians (60h)
  • Field work for Human Geography lectures (18h)
  • Geopolitics (30h)
  • Geography of development (36h)
  • Hydrosystems (30h)
  • Topographical map analysis and cartography
  • Human Ecology: Ethnogeography and environment (39h)
  • Risk and inequities: between natural processes and social constraints (21h)
  • Urban Ecology (39h)
  • Expression and communication of Geographical knowledge: Urban Geography of Saint-Denis (39h)
  • Introduction course to urban geography and territorial management (28h)

LANGUAGES

French : education based language
English : Good level (written, spoken)
Spanish : Good level (written, spoken)
Russian : Good level (written, spoken)
Polish : Native language
Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Mising/Adi: initiations