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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Social Anthropology

Name PhD Title Research Interests Contact Information
Joe Anderson A Home on the Range; Guns, Masculinity, and the LGBT Community in San Diego County Gun Culture,Gun Ownership,Embodiment and the anthropology of the body,California,Intergenerational Transmission,History,National Belonging,San Diego,Phenomenology,United States,America,Anthropology of the United States,ethnography Chrystal Macmillan Building
Sebastien Bachelet Morocco,political anthropology,Human rights,Migration studies,illegality,advocacy,creative arts
Bridget Bradley An ethnography of care and community among compulsive hair pullers in the United Kingdom (Trichotillomania) Medical Anthropology,Diagnosis,Classification,identity,Beauty,Hair,Embodiment and the anthropology of the body,gender,femininity and masculinity,shame and stigma,Mental Health,Self Care,Medicalisation and Expertise,Activist Anthropology,Silence,Trichotillomania,Body Focussed Repetitive Behaviours,Anthropology of Britain Chrystal MacMillan Building, EH8 9LD 
+44 (0)784 0011 224
Marina Fernández-Buil Anthropology of History,Anthropology of the Senses,Ethnomusicology,Historicity,Temporality,Embodiment,Performing Arts,Politics of Space,Memory,Cultural Rights,Culture Commodification,Heritage,Politics of Representation and Knowledge Production,Collaborative Ethnography,Hereditary Musicians,Western Rajasthan,South Asia
Juan Alberto Claux The memory of the social in a neoliberal era: the politics of psychiatry in Peru. Anthropology of psychiatry,Schizophrenia and other mental illnesses,Medical ethics,Biomedicine and politics
Resto Cruz Becoming middle class: kinship, personhood, and social mobility in the central Philippines Kinship and relatedness,Siblingship,personhood,Work,social mobility,Middle class,Inequality,Inheritance,Education,Professions,Transnational labour migration,Care,Intergenerational relations,Philippines,Southeast Asia,Austronesia Chrystal Macmillan Building
Don Duprez Balancing Souls, Balancing Bodies: Reproduction and the hermeneutics of efficacy in a Hmong American Community Medical Anthropology,Indigenous cosmologies,kinship and gender,Reproductive Health,Anthropology of time,Refugee studies,Urban anthropology,Religious practices,Biomedical knowledge(s), practices and technologies,Diaspora and transnationalism,Subjectivity and Personhood,organizations and institutions,ethnography,China and East Asia,Southeast Asia  
Alex Gapud (Working Title): 'Historicities of Colonialism and the Slave Trade in Bristol" Memory,identity,England,Post-imperialism,Materiality,Politics of Memory,Past-presencing,Historical consciousness,heritage,colonial aphasia,Silence,Metropolitan Postcolonial Memory Chrystal Macmillan Building 
+44(0)7580 268376
Sandalia Genus Medical Anthropology,Pharmaceuticals,Vaccination,Political Economy of Health,Malaria,Clinical Trials,Global Health,International development,Tanzania
Alysa Ghose Feminism,gender,Religious Identity,Witchcraft,femininity and masculinity,Intersectionality,spirits and the dead,Cuba,Latin America and the Caribbean,Power (domination,authority,legitimacy),personhood,ontology,spiritual development,intergenerational relationships,Kinship,knowledge production,empathy,intuition,African diaspora religions,embodiment and materiality,race Room 5.13, Chrystal Macmillan Building 
+44 7961902513
Véronique Gilbert Mokk Pooj: Affective Economies, Gender Inequalities and Imaginative Labour in Senegal's (im)Material Culture of Seduction and Sexuality Sexuality,Seduction,Material Culture,Witchcraft,Anthropology of emotions,Gender,Marriage and polygamy,Anthropology of food,Anthropology of Love,Feminism,Embodiment and the anthropology of the body,Senegal Rm 5.16, Chrystal Macmillan Building
Chrissie Wanner For the Good of the Breed: health, heredity, and the ethics of breeding pedigree dogs multispecies ethnography,medical and veterinary anthropology,Kinship,Human-animal relationships,Britain
Lilian Kennedy Finding and Remaking the Self in Dementia: an investigation of care in London. Memory,Subjectivity and Personhood,Dementia,Care,Love,time and temporality,Family relationships,Kinship and relatedness,STS,GPS tracker technology,NHS 5.16
Dr. Jenny Lawy An Ethnography of San: Minority Recognition and Voice in Botswana Anthropology of Botswana,Indigenous Peoples,higher education,identity politics,Power,minority politics,minority rights,Advocacy,recogntion,voice,democracy,Citizenship Chrystal Macmillan Building 
+44 (0)7432423105 or
Hannah Lesshafft Medical Anthropology,art and healing,self-and-other,Imagination,care,self-care,Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM),Faith healing,Social Movements,Health inequalities,Ethnography,Mixed methods research,Brazil Rm. 5.13, Chrystal Macmillan Building
Mairi O'Gorman Values,Indian Ocean,Seychelles,Youth,Return / transnational migration,intimacy
Diego Malara Deceitful spirits the Ethiopian Orthodox Church,spirit possession,divination,art and healing,personhood,orthodoxy and heterodoxy,fasting and ascetism,passions and passiones
Hanna Mantila Psychiatric Practice in Hong Kong Anthropology of Pharmaceuticals,Transcultural psychiatry,Psychopharmaceuticals,Medical Anthropology,Biomedical knowledge(s), practices and technologies
Q. Adam Marshall (primitive title) Taming the wild: an ethnography of belief amongst politically disenchanted city dwellers – Phnom Penh, Cambodia Cambodia,Phnom Penh,Religion And Ritual,Khmer Buddhism,Khmer Evangelical Christianity,belief,the 'heart',ethics,Space,place and the city,Subjectivity and Personhood,nationalism,Modernity,Anthropology of the state
Stephen McConnachie Wellbeing in Buganda: The Pursuit of a Good Life in Two Ugandan Villages Uganda,Buganda,East Africa,Happiness,Conceptions and pursuit of the good life,Well-being,Values,Morality Office 6.12, Chrystal Macmillan Building
Hannah McInnes-Dean Maternity,Paternity,Parents and parenthood,Gender and parenting,Sex & Gender,Reproductive Health,Kinship,Medical Anthropology,Childbearing,Perinatal care and support,Parental Leave
Alice Nagle Living Psalm 127: Gender, reproduction, and religious embodiment amongst American patriarchal pro-natalists. Performativity,Sexuality,Religious Identity,Childbearing,Embodiment and the anthropology of the body,Christianity,Comedy and Humour,gender,marriage,Religion And Ritual,Kinship,Anthropology of the United States,Subjectivity and Personhood,agency,East Africa,life cycles,ethics and ideology,pregnancy,Pregnancy Loss,social reproduction Crystal Macmillan Building
Tine Armed Forces,Military cultures,Medical anthropology,Mental Health,Ethnicity and culture,Violence,Trauma and PTSD
Agathe C. Mora Property in Transition: Evidence, Justice and the Law in Post-War Kosovo Anthropology of Law,Bureaucracy,property restitution,Transitional justice,Anthropology of institutions,Evidence,Kosovo,Europe Rm 6.13, Chrystal Macmillan Building
Declan Murray Solar waste? An ethnography of repair in Kenya's photovoltaic economy Electricity,Rubbish,Trash,Mapping,Visualisation,Solar,Energy,Waste,Power,Design,Repair,Photovoltaics,E-waste,Maintenance Chrystal Macmillan Building
Pia Noel The Interplay Between 'Need' and' Response': An ethnographic multi-stakeholder response analysis to mental distress in post-disaster urban Nepal Medical Anthropology,Mental Health,Humanitarian intervention,Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM),Body Work,Poverty,International development,Embodiment and the anthropology of the body,Nepal,Buddhism,Hinduism,Yoga,Social Determinants of Health,Discourses of Health and Wellness,Neo and Post-Colonial Studies,Resilience,Global Health,South Asia
R. Elliott Oakley Environmental anthropology,Amazonia,Guyana,Indigenous Peoples,Conservation and development,Waiwai people,Political ecology 4.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building
Katarina Ockova 'Marriage, Kinship, Memory, and the Future among the Jewish Minority in Post-socialist Slovakia' (working title) Kinship and relatedness,History and Memory, especially as explored through intergenerational relations,Jewishness,Diaspora and transnationalism,Marriage and marital preferences,Community Belonging,Religion And Ritual,gender,Slovakia Chrystal Macmillan Building
No Photo Takamasa Osawa Indonesia, Sumatra, Indigeneity, ethnicity, tribal identity, post-foragers
Lindsay Randall Gender,,Kinship,Islam,International development,Ethiopia,Marriage and polygamy,Anthropology of time,Feminist Theory,Political Anthropology,Ecnomic Anthropology,Anthropology of Childhood,Agency and Subjectivity  
+44 07397812730
Liz Ravalde Chrystal Macmillan Building
No Photo Ting Ting Shum Practicing Public Health: Health Workers and Tuberculosis Control in Contemporary China China,Infectious Disease,Tuberculosis,Public Health Practice and Policy,Care,Subjectivity and Personhood,Value
Kimberly Sigmund Natural Medicine in Mexico City: Searching for Internal Balance in an Unbalanced Society Natural Medicine,Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM),Mexico,Latin American Culture and Society,Healthcare,Medical Anthropology,Power (domination, authority, legitimacy) 6.13 Chrystal Macmillan Building
Catherine Whittaker Warrior Women of Central Mexico: The Cosmology of Gender Violence in a Changing World Gender,and Violence,Mexico,Mesoamerica,Nahuatl,morality,cosmology,Narrative,Intersectionality,Catholicism,Marginality,Democracy,Religion And Ritual,Politics of Indigeneity,Cosmopolitics,Testimony and memory 5.13 Chrystal Macmillan Building
No Photo Laura Winterton
Inna Yaneva-Toraman Personhood within a Mask: An ethnography of in/visibility among the Baining of New Britain (PNG) Anthropology of the body,personhood,death,Melanesia,Material Culture,Masks,Religion And Ritual,Christianity,Economic anthropology,land ownership,indigenous rights,Conservation and development 5.16 Chrystal Macmillan Building
Candice Hiu-Yan Yu Visa, Work and Relationship: How Highly Educated Chinese Temporary Migrants Hope to Stay in the UK UK,Citizenship,Marriage and Intimate Relationships,Chinese would-be-permanent migrants,Social Mobility,employment barriers,forms of capital,highly educated migrants,agency