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Dr Charlie Rumsby

Dr Charlie Rumsby

Contact details

Email: Charlie dot Rumsby at warwick dot ac dot uk


Visiting Research Fellow


Dr Charlie Rumsby is a fellow at the Sociological Review Journal based at Keele University. She is currently writing her monograph that explores identity and belonging among Vietnamese children living as de facto stateless in Cambodia and covers themes such as citizenship, human rights, morality, religious conversion, ethnicity and inter-generational mobilities.



Submitted July 2021: ESRC Open Call proposal entitled “Youth Knife Crime: Spiritual Journeys and Church Responses” exploring youth relationship with the church, and knife crime to improve churches effectiveness in reducing it. Full economic cost £932,757.

2021: Awarded. Digital Impact Grant £1500. Association of Southeast Asian Studies (ASEASUK)

2020. Awarded $144,000. Cambodia Gender and Inclusive Development Analysis. USAID-funded research project. Partners: University British Columbia and Cambodia Development Research Institute. Cambodia

2019. Awarded £1,250. ASEASUK Early Career Research Impact Grant. ‘Listen to Your Eyes’ Multimedia Story Telling Grant to create scholarly-informed multi-media stories combining illustration, film, sounds and photography to adapt ethnography into art and education materials

2017. Awarded £500. Royal Anthropological Institute, Radcliffe-Brown Trust Fund/Sutasoma Award

2017. Awarded £500. Women Graduates (FfWG) Leeds, United Kingdom


Refereed Journal Articles

  • Forthcoming (2021): ‘Children’s Experience and Practice of Belonging: the realities of integration among de facto stateless Vietnamese children in Cambodia’. Special issue for Positions: Asia critique on ‘Child Migration in Asia’. (eds) Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, Nicola Piper, Sari K. Ishii, and Carolyn Choi
  • (2020) Informal Christian education and emerging aspirations among de facto stateless children living in Cambodia. Special issue on ‘Youth, Aspirations and the Life Course: Development and the social production of aspirations in young lives’. European Journal of Development Research. 33(1). (eds) Nicola Ansell, Peggy Froerer and Roy Hujsmans
  • (2020) ‘Retrospective (re)presentation: turning the written ethnographic text into an ‘ethno-graphic’. Entanglements Journal. (Autumn issue (3.3) Open Access ISSN 2516-5860

Book Chapters

  • (2017) ‘Researching Childhood Statelessness’ in The World’s Stateless Children, ed. by van Waas, L. and de Chickera, A. Wolf Legal Publishers
  • (2015) ‘“He Didn’t Even Look Like a Muslim’” Terror and Stereotypes in post-7/7 British Society’ in Hardy, M., Hussain, S., & Mughal, F. (Eds.) 7th July London Bombings: A decade of reflections. Open Society Foundation

Book Reviews

  • (2021) 'Home SOS: gender, violence, and survival in crisis ordinary Cambodia' by Katherine Brickell. 2020. RGS _IBG Book Series. Oxford, Wiley.
  • (2019) ‘Bishkek Boys: Neighbourhood Youth and Urban Change in Kyrgyzstan's Capital’ by Philipp Schröder. 2017. Oxford: Berghan Books in