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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Maythe S. Han

Maythe S. Han
Maythe S. Han
Social Anthropology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Dog, kinship, Edinburgh, more-than-human, environment, ecology, ecological anthropology, creative ethnography, experimental research, interspecies ethnography, walking interview, veterinary anthropology, public anthropology, visual anthropology, materiality, material culture

PhD Title

Economies and ecologies of more-than-human kinship: dogs and their humans in Edinburgh (working title)


2018 - present PhD Social Anthropology
University of Edinburgh / Edinburgh, Scotland
Research foci: more-than-human kinship, economic and ecological anthropology, assemblage, material culture
2015 - 2016 MA Material and Visual Culture
University College London / London, England
Research foci: materiality, kinship, body, queer anthropology, contemporary archaeology
2011 - 2015 BA Anthropology/Archaeology, Classics, World Religions
McGill University / Montréal, Canada
Research foci: queer anthropology, human ecology, Ancient Greek and Latin literature

Conferences / Workshops / Lectures

02/2019 Kibbles of love and chicken: an interspecies story of dog food
Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology Annual Symposium / University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Resting against resistance: academic rigidity and stagnation in neoliberal times
Stagnation in a Changing World Conference / University of St Andrews, Scotland

02/2018 Raising sexually healthy children (Toronto Public Health workshop)
Asian Community AIDS Services / Toronto, Canada
11/2017 Creating and confining spaces for affective materiality: BDSM and the moral economy of neoliberalism
Sex Salon Lecture Series - Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies / University of Toronto, Canada
07/2017 An informal ethnography and critique of queer spaces
17th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations / Toronto, Canada