Staff in the Department of Anthropology
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Dr. Emma Abotsi
I work on youth, education, migration and development with a geographical focus on the UK and West Africa.
Dr Audrey Allwood
I specialise in researching the Caribbean community in Britain focusing on inter-generation connections and belonging.
Professor Rebecca Cassidy
I am a social anthropologist working on fruit, particularly apples and orchards.
Professor Sophie Day MA PhD
I work on health - or living – as a distributed and a distributive process.
Professor Simon Dein
Simon researches religious healing in Pentecostalism, mental health and Islam, prophecy and Jewish Millennialism
Dr Henrike Donner
I am an urban anthropologist with research interests in gender and kinship, class and urban politics.
Dr Alice Elliot
I work in North Africa and Europe on Mediterranean migrations, Islam and hope, kinship and intimacy
Dr Elena Gonzalez-Polledo FHEA
I am a social anthropologist, but my work crosses boundaries between academic disciplines.
Dr Adom Philogene Heron
Adom's ethnographic practice is concerned with hurricanes, spectral geographies and fatherhood across Caribbean worlds
Dr Mark Johnson
Mark’s interests are on the issues of gender/sexuality, landscape and material culture, migration and transnationalism.
Dr Kuldip Kaur
Dr Ricardo Leizaola PhD
Ricardo is a documentary filmmaker and anthropologist specialising in visual anthropology and ethnobotany.
Connecting the practices of ethnography and photography, Dave explores the social conditions of belonging.
I specialise in gender and sexuality, migration, social justice movements, and arts-based research methods.
Professor Cris Shore
Political anthropology; Europe; Corruption; Organisations; Higher Education; Anthropology of Policy; Audit culture.
Julia's work reflects on how collective life is maintained within and against violent political structures.
Dr Pauline von Hellermann
Combining historical and political ecology perspectives, Pauline researches the landscapes and politics in Africa.
Dr Martin Webb
Active citizenship, ethical politics, transparency and accountability, urban governance, citizen-state interfaces.
Dr Martyn Wemyss
Martyn is interested in the relationship between law and time, aesthetics of justice and the material lives of norms.
Dr Justin Woodman
Justin’s interests are in speculative fiction, popular culture and racism and extremism within cultures of conspiracy.
Dr Chris Wright MA, PhD
I am a visual anthropologist and artist and I’m concerned with the politics and aesthetics of representation.
Johanna Zetterstrom Sharp
I am interested in questions relating to present coloniality, future imagining, Pentecostal Christianity and museums.
Professor Jean Besson MA PhD
Jean has researched in the Caribbean, publishing on cultural history, peasantry, land, law and development.
Professor Brian Morris BEd PhD
Brian has published on the anthropology of religion, conceptions of the self and on herbalism in Malawi.
Professor Pat Caplan MA PhD
A founding member of the department, Pat has researched gender, social inequality and food, health and risk.
Dr Frances Pine BA, MPhil Phd
Frances’ research in eastern Europe has led to work on kinship and gender, place, history and memory, and work.
Professor Victoria Goddard BSc PhD
Victoria has worked in the fields of economic and political anthropology, with an emphasis on gender and class.
Professor Emma Tarlo
Emma specialises in the anthropology of material culture with reference to dress, fashion, textiles, the body and hair.