Dr. Carole Faucher is a social anthropologist working at the University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education and Sport.  Her research focuses on issues pertaining to identity processes, political consciousness, schooling, and emotional wellbeing among children and young people living in fragile settings. Over the past 25 years she has conducted extensive research in different parts of Southeast Asia and Central Asia. She holds a MSc degree from the Université de Montréal and a PhD from the National University of Singapore.  Before moving to Scotland, she has held faculty positions at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, the University of Tsukuba in Japan, Mahidol University in Thailand and the National University of Singapore.  In addition, she has served as a visiting scholar at various institutions, including the Université Clermont-Auvergne, Tbilisi State University, Kyoto University, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and the City University of Hong Kong.  She is a co-convenor of the network “Health and Wellbeing Education” of the European Educational Research Association and a research affiliate with the UNESCO Chair Global Health and Education.

Her latest publications include: McLellan, R., Faucher, C., Simovska, V. (eds) (2022) Wellbeing and Schooling: Cross-cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives, London: Springer;  Dagiev, D., Faucher. C (eds) (2019) Identity, History and Transnationality in Central Asia: the mountain communities of Pamir. London: Routldege, and Faucher, C.  (2017) “Narratives of Schooling during the Tajik Civil War (1992-97)” pp. 145-160, in Ashraf, D., Tajik, A. and Niyozov, S. (eds) Educational Policies in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan:  Contested Terrain in the Twenty-first Century. London. Lexington.