Visiting Research Fellows
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Visiting Research Fellows

Visiting Research Fellows


CUCH, Ms Laura
Email: laura [at]

DA MOTA, Dr Dalva

GIRI, Dr Saroj


HUAYHUA, Dr Margarita
Margarita Huayhua has a Ph.D. in anthropology (University of Michigan 2010). She is a native speaker of the Quechua language (for whom it is still primary), whose research revolves around the cultures of the Andes, especially on problems of power and social domination in a comparative, Latin America-wide perspective. Her primary interest deals with relations of domination, and the ways in which these play out in everyday life, particularly the ideologies that permeate these interactions and serve to perpetuate social inequality and exclusion across cultures. She is interested in interactions that take place across cultures, in which distinct moralities and social ontologies help to shape relationships of hierarchy. She is also interested in language use in everyday life, racial/ethnic, and gender hierarchies, ethnography, oral history, multilingualism, and indigenous people’s movements. Among her publications are “Racism and Social Interaction in a Southern Peruvian combi” (2013) Ethnic and Racial Studies; “Everyday Discrimination in the Southern Andes” (2013) Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut: Estudios Indiana, Berlin; “Some Issues in Translating Quechua” (2009), STILLA; Public Health Policies and Indigenous Population (2005), Instituto de Estudios Peruanos; and “The Exclusion of the Runa as Subject of Rights in Perú” (1999), Bulletin de I’Institut Français d’Études Andines. Currently, she is investigating how the image of “the Indian as a problem” is constructed to (a) justify the exploitation of indigenous people, (b) undercut the self-determination of indigenous people because developmental projects like mining projects negate indigenous conceptions about natural resources. She is preparing a digital archive and a video-documentary on the life experiences of Quechua speakers who were servants in the haciendas of Peru and Bolivia, in order to document these processes. Her research is funded by the Urgent Anthropology Programme.

As an anthropologist and urban planner Sue Jones has undertaken a range of social development consultancies and research work around the world but has always had a special connection with the Middle East.  She has worked with a group of Bedouin women in Jordan since 1985 and recently completed her PhD – as a longitudinal study of the various impacts of a weaving project over a 20 year period on the lives of three generations of Bedouin women. Her research at Goldsmiths expands that work to look regionally at the transformation of material culture in the Middle East, particularly for nomadic groups. The focus will be on the use that has been made of aspects of their material culture within the current and international economic context, what effect this has in terms of the products themselves and how nomadic groups are involved in this process of globalisation and commercialisation.
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LAMA, Dr Mukta

LEWIS, Mr Dave
Email: dave [at]

LEWIS, Mr Nico

Nicolas Lewis is an ethnographic filmmaker and photographer.  Since 2005 he has been documenting music and performance cultures in Southwest Ethiopia. His work in Ethiopia, and to a lesser extent, in northern Kenya, has involved collaborations with local Festival organisers and performers to stage the now legendary 1000 Stars Festival, and in developing an audio-visual archive with them about the music and dance heritage of the region.

With grants from The Christensen Fund, California, Nicolas has produced and directed numerous video-clips, short and full length documentaries focusing on the music and peoples of Southwest Ethiopia (published in DVD format as "Meetings Through Music" and "Staging Traditional Culture" (2012)).
Alongside this visual work Nicolas produced the audio CD "Songs and Peoples of the Rift Valley - The Arba Minch Festival" (2011). This two-disc box set is composed of selected live recordings of 'folk' songs and music from the  52 performing groups represented at the Ethiopian Millenium edition of the 1000 Stars Festival.
Nicolas's recent work, "The Rebirth of an Elder: Taking High Office in the Gamo Highlands, Ethiopia" (2013) is a revealing documentary record of contemporary practice among a mountain agro-pastoralist people in Southern Ethiopia. The film records in detail the steps by which an elder is elected and installed as a leader. It is a rite of passage and also a striking example of a political process keeping to a traditional path. The complex and costly celebration demands from many participants recognition of their responsibilities and shows the high regard in which they hold their traditions and practices.
"The Rebirth of an Elder: Taking High Office in the Gamo Highlands, Ethiopia" gives privileged access to Gamo life and makes it available in DVD format for educational purposes and for heritage transmission in community centres, schools, universities and public libraries in Ethiopia. It is also of considerable documentary interest to academic centres specialising in Ethiopian and African studies.

LOOVERS, Dr Jan Peter

MISRA, Dr Sanghamitra


NAROTZKY, Prof. Susana


I am a filmmaker and visual artist, working essentially around the themes of the status and rights of social marginalities, responsibility and representation in visual mediums, the use of participatory mediums, and gender in Islamic settings.


TODA, Hikaro

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