Francoise Pommaret, PhD, is a cultural anthropologist, Director of Research at the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research, France) and Adjunct Professorr at Institute of Language and Culture (ILCS), Royal University of Bhutan.
She has been associated with Bhutan in different capacities since 1979 and has published numerous scholarly articles and books on different aspects of Bhutanese culture.
She was the co-editor and co-author of Bhutan: mountain fortress of the gods, Serindia, London, 1997 as well as the co-editor and co-author of Bhutan. Tradition and change, Brill, Leiden, 2007. Her wide audience book in English is Bhutan, a cultural guidebook, Odyssey Guidebook, Hong-Kong (1990, reprint 2003, 2006, 2010) as well as Tibet, an enduring civilization, Abrams Discovery series, NY, 2003. Both have been published in several languages.
Dr. Pommaret has lectured intensively in numerous academic institutions around the world and has been guest-curator for several exhibitions.