Staff in the Department of Anthropology

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Professor Cris Shore

Professor of Social Anthropology
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Cris’s work engages with issues in political anthropology, European ethnography and the study of organisations, partic

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Dr. Emma Abotsi

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I work on youth, education, migration and development with a geographical focus on the UK and West Africa.

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Dr. Audrey Allwood

Visiting Research Fellow
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I specialise in researching the Caribbean community in Britain focusing on inter-generation connections and belonging.

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Dr Helen Cornish

Lecturer Programme Convenor: BA History and Anthropology
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Anthropology of history; British magical subcultures; museum ethnography

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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

Reader, PGR Admissions
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I am 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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I work in North Africa and Europe on Mediterranean migrations, Islam and hope, kinship and intimacy

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Dr Mark Johnson

Professor, Chair of Ethics Committee
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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 Charlotte Joy

Lecturer (

My research explores the politics of heritage management and global responses to heritage destruction.

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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 Massimiliano Mollona MSc PhD

Senior Lecturer, Chair of Learning and Teaching Committee
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Filmmaker, writer, curator Mao investigates art, activism and the political economy through the lens of social anthropol

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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 Minou Norouzi

Visiting Research Fellow
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Minou is a filmmaker, film curator and writer based in London (UK) and Athens (GR).

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Julia Sauma

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Julia's work reflects on how collective life is maintained within and against violent political structures.

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Professor Emma Tarlo

Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
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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, Leverhulme Major Research Fellow (2018-21)
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Combining historical and political ecology perspectives, Pauline researches the landscapes and politics in Africa.

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Dr. Shireen Walton

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I am a digital-visual anthropologist, interested in media and social change, migration, and visual and digital cultures

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Dr Martin Webb

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Active citizenship, ethical politics, transparency and accountability, urban governance, citizen-state interfaces.

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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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I am a social anthropologist interested in violence, non-state justice, controversies and staff/student collaboration.

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Dr Justin Woodman

Senior Lecturer and 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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I am a visual anthropologist and artist and I’m concerned with the politics and aesthetics of representation.

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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.