What was the first paper/who was the first person to phrase anyon theory in terms of tensor categories?

Going through Wilczek's book on fractional statistics, some of the reprinted papers anticipate such a formulation, but I am looking for the historically first paper(s) which seriously uses tensor category language.

Is it Kitaev?

  • $\begingroup$ Given that Reshetikhin-Turaev was early 90s, I would look around that time period. But you may not see the word anyon if people were still groaning at using such a pun as a name. $\endgroup$
    – AHusain
    Oct 14, 2019 at 17:41


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