received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Paris 10 (Nanterre), in 1996. She then spent a year at the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University (New York) for postdoctoral research. Allio taught anthropology at the University of Paris 10 from 1990 to 1994. She now holds a research position at the French National Center for Scientific Research and is a permanent member of the Institute for Research on Southeast Asia in Aix-en-Provence. She has carried out extensive field work in Taiwan since 1985. Her research focuses on folk religion and public rituals as related to social, political, and territorial organization.