Stéphanie Homola received her Ph.D. in social anthropology from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in 2013, with a dissertation on divinatory practices in contemporary China and Taiwan. She has been a Research Fellow at Collège de France. She is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (CECMC) at EHESS, and a Research Associate at the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities « Fate, Freedom and Prognostication. Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe » at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Her present work in the field of anthropology of knowledge focuses on hand mnemonics in fate prediction methods as a specific pattern of knowledge. She is also interested in comparative perspectives, in particular with East-Asian countries and India, and has taught a course on "Conceptions of time and space in India and China" at EHESS. She is also a member of the research projects "Pratiquer le comparatisme: terrains, textes, artefacts" (EHESS) and "Chinese religions in France" (EPHE/CNRS).