Aurore Dumont is an anthropologist and a sinologist. Her research interests include the evolution of pastoral practices and the ritual practices among the Tungus and Mongol societies of Northeastern China from the Late Qing up to the present. After receiving her PhD in anthropology at the École pratique des hautes études in France (2014), she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2015-2017), at the Institute of Ethnology of Academia Sinica (2018-2019). She was then a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the GSRL in Paris (2020-2022). She is currently a teaching and research assistant at École des hautes études en sciences sociales (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) in Paris.