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Rebecca Cassidy

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Rebecca’s work on gambling and horseracing explores class, kinship, gender, risk, money and work.

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Dr Helen Cornish

Lecturer Programme Convenor: BA History and Anthropology
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Helen Cornish is interested in the anthropology of history and the past, British Witchcraft and Paganism, and regional British ethnography, in particular Cornwall.

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Gabriel Dattatreyan

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Gabriel is interested in how smart phones and social media shape how young migrants recall, imagine, and inhabit multiple geographies.

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Professor Sophie Day MA PhD

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Sophie is a social anthropologist working largely in health, currently on 'personalisation' in medicine and with reference to Ladakhi houses.

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Professor Simon Dein

Visiting Professor
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Simon researches religious healing in Pentecostalism, mental health and Islam, prophecy and Jewish Millennialism

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Dr Henrike Donner

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Henrike is an urban anthropologist with research interests in gender and kinship, class and urban politics.

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Dr Alice Elliot

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Alice works in North Africa and Europe on Mediterranean migrations, Islam and hope, kinship and gender.

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Professor Victoria Goddard BSc PhD

Professor, PGR Admissions Tutor and Chair of Ethics Committee
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Victoria has worked in the fields of economic and political anthropology, with an emphasis on gender and class.

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Dr Adom Philogene Heron

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Adom's work concerns questions of gender, kinship, the life-course and hurricanes in the Caribbean.

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Dr Jason Hickel

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Jason specialises in development, finance, democracy, violence, and global political economy.

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Dr Mark Johnson

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Mark’s interests are on the issues of gender/sexuality, landscape and material culture, migration and transnationalism.

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Dr Vicky Johnson

Senior Research Fellow
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Vicky’s key focus of research and publication is in the field of children and young people’s participation.

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Dr Charlotte Joy

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Charlotte’s research focuses on international approaches to the protection of African cultural heritage

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Dr Ricardo Leizaola PhD

Lecturer/ Visual Resources Officer
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Ricardo is a documentary filmmaker and anthropologist specialising in visual anthropology and ethnobotany.

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Dave Lewis

Visting Research Fellow
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Connecting the practices of ethnography and photography, Dave explores the social conditions of belonging.

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Claire Loussouarn

Visiting Tutor
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Claire’s interests are slow cinema, the intersections of reality and fiction, the dialogue of moving images and bodies.

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Dr Isaac Marrero-Guillamón

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Isaac is interested in how activism and aesthetic practices may contribute to creating new conditions of possibility for collectives.

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Dr Massimiliano Mollona MSc PhD

Senior Lecturer, Chair of Learning and Teaching Committee
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Massimiliano’s background in economics and anthropology has informed his research on art, activism and political economy.

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Dr Nici Nelson MA PhD

Honorary Research Fellow
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Nici has published on urban anthropology, gender and development and approaches to development.

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Dr Gabriela Nicolescu

Associate Lecturer
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Gabriela is interested in what visual and material culture perspectives can bring to migration studies.

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Professor Emma Tarlo

Professor, Director of Research and Head of Department (until December 2018)
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Emma specialises in the anthropology of material culture with reference to dress, fashion, textiles, the body and hair.

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Dr Pauline von Hellermann

Senior Lecturer, Co Senior Tutor
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Combining historical and political ecology perspectives, Pauline researches the landscapes and politics in Africa.

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Dr Martin Webb

Lecturer and Exams Officer
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Martin engages with active citizenship, ethical politics, transparency and accountability and urban governance.

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Dr Martyn Wemyss

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Martyn is interested in the relationship between law and time, aesthetics of justice and the material lives of norms.

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Dr Gavin Weston

Lecturer and Undergraduate Admissions Tutor
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Gavin is interested in vigilantism and the anthropology of violence, the intersections between anthropology and popular culture, and student/staff collaborative research.

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Dr Justin Woodman

Lecturer and Co Senior Tutor
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Justin’s interests are in speculative fiction, popular culture and racism and extremism within cultures of conspiracy.

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Dr Chris Wright MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer & Exams Officer
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Chris’ research centres on visual anthropology, including photography, visual culture, aesthetics and film.

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Professor Pat Caplan MA PhD

Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
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A founding member of the department, Pat has researched gender, social inequality and food, health and risk.

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Dr Frances Pine BA, MPhil Phd

Emeritus Reader
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Frances’ research in eastern Europe has led to work on kinship and gender, place, history and memory, and work.