I’m an anthropologist by training and inclination but my work draws upon various disciplines from neurobiology, psychology, cognitive sciences a smattering of political philosophies. My research interests often focus on community, civil society, political engagement and social movements. In this I try to understand the lived experience; the emotions, ideas tensions and the subtle social interactions which carry us through life.
I'm a lecturer on the BA Psyschosocial Studies, where I teach sociological and anthropological theory and how these models intersect with notions of the self, belonging, hope and failure.
I also convene the department's Post Graduate Research Design & Methodology module, which draws on the faculty's diverse skills sets and seeks to innovate forms of knowledge.
I am interested in supervising PhD projects relating to civil society, community activism and ethnographic approaches to research.
- PhD in Social Science, Loughborough University 2015
- MA Anthropological Research, University of Manchester 2010
- BA Comparative Religion & Social Anthropology, University of Manchester 2009
Teaching and Supervision
Things that occupy my mind: affect, phenomenology, critical theory, epistemology, dissent, power & morality
Travaglino, Giovanni and Callan, Brian
Further profile content
Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest
Member of UNHCR's Global Academic Network for the Global Compact on Refugees