PCTP Member Profile
Mr Damien Boutillon
Damien Boutillon’s research focuses on the Russian access to Western higher education, with a focus on issues of international networks, discrimination and governance; the research looks at access from Moscow, at the conclusion of the first ten years of the Bologna process.
Damien Boutillon also holds a longstanding research interest in the European Roma population. At EHESS, a research focused on the concepts of indexicality, stagecraft and the Gypsy ethos; fieldwork was conducted at the Moscow 'Romen' Gypsy Theatre. In 2009 a Boston Athenæum grant supported research into the 19th century European Academic networks of British gypsy lorists; this led to a 2012 visiting Fellowship at Harvard University to research further the early european social science academic networks, and their involvement with European Gypsy populations.
Mr. Boutillon has been a Teaching Assistant in the Anthropology Department, Combined Honours Department, and a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University. In 2010-11, Moscow State Pedagogical University (MPGU) had given Mr. Boutillon the opportunity to design and teach an anthropology course for their second semester (January-June, 3d year and MA students). Before joining Durham, Mr. Boutillon read Anthropology at Cambridge University, Pembroke College (B.A. 2003, M.A. (Hons.) 2006). He earned M.A. with Honours from Durham University in 2007-8 and from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France) in 2006-7."
- Rhetoric and public discourse dynamics
- (2009). “L’engagement du style Romen dans l’esprit du spectateur d’un icônisme statique à la mobilité des registres”. Durham Journal of Anthropology, 16:1
- Boutillon, D (2008), Emotion alignments and the Romen voice: how marginality becomes a reference, Durham Anthropology Postgraduate Conference. Durham, England.
- Boutillon, D (2008), The 19th century Francis Hindes Groome-Paul Bataillard correspondence: an insight into ten years of academic research on Gypsies in France and Britain, Annual meeting of the Boston Athenaeum Fellows. Boston, Massachusetts.
- 2009: Anthropology Department Teaching Assistantship, Durham University
- 2008: Mary C. Mooney Fellowship, Boston Athenaeum (USA)
- 2006: Research scholarship and stipend, EHESS (France)
- 2003: Merit grant, Cambridge European Union
- 2002: Research grant in anthropology (Cambridge, Pembroke college)