Dr Céline Coderey

Fellow Tembusu College National University of Singapore
Research Fellow Asia Research Institute National University of Singapore

Dr Céline Coderey is a Fellow at Tembusu College and a Research Fellow in the Science, Technology, and Society Cluster at the Asia Research Institute. 

Dr Coderey received her M.A and PhD in Anthropology from the University of Provence, Aix-Marseille 1 (France). Her field of expertise spans from medical anthropology and anthropology of the body, to anthropology of religion, but also to questions of identity in relation to artistic and cultural practices, heritage making and temporalities. Her research is mainly focused on Myanmar and neighboring Southeast Asian countries with a recent expansion also to Papua New Guinea and the Marquesas Island in French Polynesia. 


Time and Life


AY20/21 Residential Colleges Teaching Excellence Award
AY19/20 Residential Colleges Teaching Excellence Award
AY18/19 Residential Colleges Teaching Commendation Certificate
The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.