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School of Social and Political Science: Staff profiles


Staff Profiles

Social Anthropology

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Richard Baxstrom Professor of Anthropology and the Humanities; Deputy Head of School and Director of Learning and Teaching - School of Social and Political Science Urban anthropology,Cinema,Art,popular culture,Southeast Asia,Anthropology and Philosophy,Anthropology of ethics,Religion And Ritual,Witchcraft,History of anthropology,North America,Neoliberal Governmentality,Neoliberalism 5.29 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4051; for matters pertaining to SPS Learning and Teaching:
Yirmeyâhû Arturo Delano Beckles African/Africana philosophy,Visual Culture,Forgiveness,Popular Culture,Motherhood,Feminism,Philosophical Anthropology,Politics of Skin,Feminist Film Theory,Gendered Sexuality,Opera,Theatre Anthropology,Afro-pessimism,History of Film,Cinéma Vérité,Black Jews,Deconstruction,Equine-assisted therapy,Subalternity,Black Masculinity,Haute Couture,Surrealism,Transatlantic Slavery,Modern Slavery,Primatology,Innovation,Journalism,Antiques,Poetics,Divinity,Ousmane Sembène,Cheikh Anta Diop,Mariama Bâ,John Outterbridge,Marlon Riggs,Nelson Mandela,Myles Munroe,Elsa Schiaparelli,Oscar Micheaux,Queer Anthropology  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Suriyah Bi Teaching Fellow British Muslims,Migration and Diaspora Studies,Transantional Migration,Masculinity Studies,Anthropology of Policy and Practice,Education,inequality and social mobility,Equality Act,ethnography,Gender studies,Intersectionality,Panopticons,Social Capital,Decolonisation
Tom Boylston Lecturer Media anthropology,Game studies,Anthropology of Religion,Anthropology of Technology,Anthropology of Ethiopia 5.03 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3909
Francesca Bray Professor Emerita of Social Anthropology Material Culture,China and East Asia,Gender regimes,Agriculture and the politics of food,Technology and society,Global history,history of technology
Janet Carsten Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology 4.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3935
Jessica Cooper Lecturer in Social Anthropology care,ethics,affect theory,madness,law,governance,psychoanalysis,Theories of Punishment,the state,ethnographic methods,Anthropology of the United States
Magnus Course Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology ethnography,Mythology and folklore,Memory,Language and Identity,Gaelic Scotland,Environment,fishing,the sea,Chile,South America,Death,religion and ritual,Italy 5.24 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3893
Jamie Cross Professor of Social and Economic Anthropology Renewable energy and green politics,Climate change,Science and technology,Design,International development Room 5.28 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Office: +44(0)1316515181 Mobile: +44(0)7552817310
Resto Cruz Lecturer in Social Anthropology Kinship and relatedness,social mobility,life course research,Intergenerational relations,personhood,personal lives,Archives,Data Studies,Philippines,Southeast Asia,Britain,Youth,ageing,Inequality,class,bioinformation 3.13 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 655 11715
Jennifer Curtis Postdoctoral Fellow  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Agustin Diz Lecturer in Anthropology of Development Indigenous Peoples,Political Economy,Labour,Unemployment,Welfare,Extractive industries,Oil and Gas,Latin American Culture and Society,Argentina,Economic Anthropology,International development,Applied Anthropology,Sovereignty,ethnography,Growth and Degrowth,Gran Chaco 4.16 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 6503079
Jacob Doherty Lecturer in Anthropology of Development Urban anthropology,Environmental anthropology,Development studies,African studies,Waste,Mobility,infrastructure,Informal economies,Work & Labour,Capitalism,Race & Racism,Visual Culture,Social Reproduction 4.15 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Stefan Ecks Senior Lecturer; Director PGT Medical Anthropology,Medical pluralism,Anthropology of Pharmaceuticals,Anthropology of food,Transcultural psychiatry 4.28 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 6969
Alexander Edmonds Professor of Social and Medical Anthropology Anthropology of health and medicine,War veterans,Mental health,Military cultures,Military psychiatry,Plastic surgery,gender and beauty,Health and international development,Ethnicity and race 4.26 Chrystal Macmillan Building
+44 (0)131 650 9920
Jiazhi Fengjiang Lecturer humanitarianism,charity and philanthropy,Rural development and change,social welfare,Mobility,gender,ethics,Political and economic anthropology,late socialism,visual anthropology,graphic anthropology,China and East Asia  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Jamie Furniss Lecturer in International Development Middle East and North Africa,Anthropology of development,Egypt,Waste and waste collectors  +44 (0)131 651 5675
Alysa Ghose Lecturer Decolonisation,Feminism,gender,Sexuality,Religious Identity,Religious practices,race,spirits,Cuba,Anthropology of Knowledge,Kinship and motherhood,Senses and sensuality
Anthony Good Professor Emeritus in Social Anthropology South Asia,Immigration,Kinship,Hinduism,Legal anthropology,Legal pluralism,asylum seekers and refugees  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Andreas Hackl Lecturer in Anthropology of Development 3.20 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 6515357
Sophie Haines Lecturer in Anthropology of Development Environmental anthropology,Knowledge production and practices,Anthropology of Development,Science and technology studies,infrastructure,Weather and Climate,Forecasting practices,Conservation and development,Political ecology,Science,technology and development,Belize,water 4.15 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1717
Ian Harper Professor of Anthropology of Health and Development International development,South Asia,Medical Anthropology,Global Health Policy 5.03 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3816
John Harries More-Than-Senior Teaching Fellow and Director of Student Experience and Engagement (DSEE) for the School of Social and Political Science time and temporality,indigeneity and identity (particularly in postcolonial settler societies),matter and materiality,the senses and the environment,Canada,Newfoundland,the Beothuk,social memory,contentious heritage,Human-animal relationships,cats 5.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building
+44 (0)131 651 3065
Morteza Hashemi Honorary Fellow Global Social Theory,Decoloniality,Sociology of Immigration,Sociology of Religion,Sociology of Technology,Intersection of Religion and Technology,Race and Identity,Social Integration in Britain,Ethnography,Fortress Europe,Neo-Khaldunian Social Theory,Blood and Organ Donation,Grassroots Movements,Medical Sociology,Philanthropy  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Naomi Haynes Senior Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow Christianity,Political economy,Southern Africa,Hierarchy,Values,Economic anthropology,Religion And Ritual G.1 
22 George Square
+44(0)131 650 4052
Casey High Senior Lecturer Violence History and memory Language Indigenous rights and development Cosmology and social change Collaborative anthropology Amazonia,Latin America and Ecuador,violence,history,memory,gender,Cosmology and social change,Indigenous rights and development,Environment,collaborative anthropology,Amazonia,Latin America,and Ecuador,language 5.21 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Lotte Hoek Head of Subject; Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology Media anthropology,Visual Culture,Cinema,South Asia,Bangladesh,Pakistan,Film studies,Art 5.23 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 6544
Juli Huang Lecturer in Anthropology of Development social enterprise,technology and development,Anthropology of Money,Alternative currencies,Economic anthropology,International development,South Asia,Bangladesh,Iran,Big data 5.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4269
Delwar Hussain Lecturer and Chancellors Fellow ethnography,Gender and Sexuality,Borderlands,Bangladesh,Fences,South Asia,Modernisation,Decolonisation,War on terror,Political Islam,Religious Identity,labour,religion,LGBT,Spain,history,Pakistan,India
Laura Jeffery Professor of Anthropology of Migration Forced displacement,Migration studies,Conservation and development,Human-environment relations,Migration and development,Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH),Arts-Based Research Methods,Migration and Health,Sexual and Gender-Based Violence,Indian Ocean studies,Chagos,Mauritius 5.20 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (131) 651 3860
Chisomo Kalinga Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Fellow Medical Humanities,Illness narratives,Narrative Medicine,Disease as Metaphor,Arts & Humanities-based research methodologies,participatory action resarch,Oral & print literary cultures,History of Medicine in Malawi,Traditional healing practices G.3 
22a Buccleuch Place
+44(0)1316 515118
Aaron Kappeler Lecturer in Anthropology of Development International development,Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods,Food Security,labor,Environment,Political ecology,Capitalism and its critics,indigeneity,mestizaje,sovereignty,State formation,populism,Latin American Culture and Society 5.02 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Tobias Kelly Professor of Political and Legal Anthropology Political and legal anthropology,Political violence,Pacifism,Human rights,Anthopology of Britain,Historical Anthropology,Israeli-Palestinian conflict 3.23 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (131) 650 3986
Lucy Lowe Director, Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology Feminism,gender,Reproductive Health,Somalia,Migration and Displacement,Refugee studies,,Motherhood,Reproductive Justice,Diaspora and transnationalism,Gender and Health,Kenya,sexuality 5.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4286
Siobhan Magee Lecturer in Social Anthropology Kinship and relatedness,Marriage,History and Memory,Gender and Sexuality,Material Culture,United States,Poland,Political and economic anthropology,Legal anthropology 4.16 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Rebecca Marsland Senior Lecturer Medical Anthropology,Tanzania,East Africa,Funerals,International development,HIV and AIDS,Witchcraft,Human-animal relationships,Bees,Veterinary Anthropology 5.06 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3864
Rebecca Moody Subject Academic Support Officer 3.16 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3878
Ayaz Qureshi Lecturer in Medical Anthropology ethnography,Pakistan,Public health,Bureaucracy,HIV/AIDS,Gender and Development,Neoliberal Governmentality 5.02 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 5361
Lotte Buch Segal PhD ethnography,Political violence,Israel-Palestine,Anthropology of the Middle East,gender,Kinship and relatedness,Trauma,Anthropology of ethics,Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Scandinavia 5.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
George Square
Jeevan Sharma Senior Lecturer in South Asia and International Development Migrant labor,Migration and development,livelihoods,Gender and Development,Youth,human rights,Development and Humanitarian Aid,Global Health,Reproductive & child health,Monitoring and Evaluation,Nepal and the Himalaya,South Asia 6.07 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 6511760
Jonathan Spencer Regius Professor of South Asian Language, Culture and Society Religion and Politics,Sri Lanka,South and Southeast Asia,Buddhism,War and peace 3F1, 3.24 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 3944
Alice Street Senior Lecturer Anthropology of Melanesia,Biomedical knowledge(s), practices and technologies,hospital ethnography,State building,International development,Bureaucratic Power,nutraceuticals G.1 
22 George Square
+44 (0)131 6515573
Michelle Taylor Senior Research Fellow, DiaDev Global Health,International development,Control of neglected zoonotic and tropical diseases,diagnostics,drug discovery and development,Development aid,Evidence 1.01 
21 George Square
+44 (0)131 6504081
Neil Thin Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology; Director of Undergraduate Teaching (Social Anthropology) happiness,wellbeing and the good life,appreciative research,aspirational social planning 5.27 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3880
Dimitri Tsintjilonis Lecturer Death,sacrifice,personhood,spirit possession,monsters,Indonesia,Greece 5.30 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3934
Eva Vernooij Research Fellow HIV and AIDS,Medical Anthropology,Biomedical knowledge(s),practices and technologies,health care systems,policy and interventions,diagnostics,hospital ethnography,sub-Saharan Africa  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Ann-Christin Zuntz Lecturer in Anthropology of Development; Programme Director of the MSc International Development Return / transnational migration,Refugee studies,Transnational labour migration,Reproductive Health,Research ethics,Iraq and Middle East,East Africa,Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods 4.15 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 7112
Kath Weston British Academy Global Professor Kinship,Political ecology,Anthropology of Finance,Science and technology,Historical anthropology,identity politics,Embodiment and the anthropology of the body,Disasters,Climate change,water,environmental politics,ethnographic writing 4.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Emilija Zabiliute Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow South Asia,India,diabetes,Medical Anthropology,care,kinship,vulnerability,urban poor,neighbours,gender,gendered violence,Gender and Development,International development 5.12 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square