Past research projects within the Department of Anthropology
Inequality and Affirmative Action in South Asia
This British Academy UK-South Asia Partnership seeks to analyse debates over affirmative action in India and Nepal and to consider their implications for emerging policy making in both countries.
The three year collaboration was led by Goldsmiths, University of London, UK; Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India and Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. Other key institutions involved are University of Cambridge, UK; Institute of Education, London and Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.
There are 6 core researchers based in Anthropology (Goldsmiths, Tribhuvan University and University of Cambridge), in Political Studies (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Education, Policy and Society (Institute of Education) and Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (Jamia Millia Islamia).
The Final Conference of this three year partnership was held 18-20 July 2012 in Kathmandu
The partnership is linked with the following research and policy organisations:
Bosnian Bones, Spanish Ghosts
Funded by the European Research Council for a period of 4 years (2009-2013), the project investigates through detailed ethnographic case studies, how legal activity has influenced efforts at peace-building and social reconciliation after the Yugoslav conflicts of the 1990's and the Spanish civil war respectively.
Dr Sari Wastell
Visual Anthropology and Musicians' Lives
Through the Centre for Visual Anthropology, documentaries on diverse aspects of musical production are underway. Two completed films are Waila: the Music of the Tohono O’odham and Sounds Like a Vintage Guitar: a documentary about old guitars.