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Social Anthropology

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Sebastien Bachelet Postdoctoral Research Fellow Morocco,illegality,arts,advocacy,Political participation,sub-Saharan migration,Migration Studies,Forced displacement  Seb.Bachelet@ed.ac.uk
Richard Baxstrom Senior Lecturer; Co-Director, Atelier: Creative Arts and the Social Sciences network; Co-Editor, Visual Culture in Britain 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
Richard.Baxstrom@ed.ac.uk
Tom Boylston Lecturer Ethiopia,the Ethiopian Orthodox Church,Anthropology of Christianity,Media anthropology,Game studies 5.03 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3909
tom.boylston@ed.ac.uk
Francesca Bray Professor of Social Anthropology Material Culture,China and East Asia,Gender regimes,Agriculture and the politics of food,Technology and society 3.18 
18 Buccleuch Place
francesca.bray@ed.ac.uk
Janet Carsten Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology 5.24 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3935
J.carsten@ed.ac.uk
Jacob Copeman Senior Lecturer South Asia,Gurus,Atheism,Blood Donation,Tissue Economies,Social Reform,Media,Technology and society,India,Medical Anthropology,Names and Naming 5.03 Chrystal Macmillan Building
+44 (0)131 6506860
Magnus Course Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology Britain,ethnography,Mythology and folklore,Memory,Language and Identity,Gaelic Scotland,crofting,Environment,fishing,the sea 5.23 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3893
Magnus.Course@ed.ac.uk
Jamie Cross Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology ethnography,International development,South Asia,renewable energy,Solar photovoltaics,Technology and society,Economic anthropology Room 5.28 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Office: +44(0)1316515181 Mobile: +44(0)7552817310
jamie.cross@ed.ac.uk
Jennifer Curtis Postdoctoral Fellow  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
jennifer.curtis@ed.ac.uk
Stefan Ecks Programme Director Medical Anthropology 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
Stefan.Ecks@ed.ac.uk
Alexander Edmonds Professor of Social and Medical Anthropology 3.24 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 9920
alex.edmonds@ed.ac.uk
Joost Fontein Lecturer in Social Anthropology 5.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3861
J.Fontein@ed.ac.uk
Jamie Furniss Lecturer in International Development Middle East and North Africa,Anthropology of development,Egypt,Waste and waste collectors 5.22 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 5675
jamie.furniss@ed.ac.uk
Anthony Good Professor Emeritus; Professorial Fellow Family and kinship  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
A.Good@ed.ac.uk
Andreas Hackl Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Anthropology, ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) 4.03 
21 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 6511730
andreas.hackl@ed.ac.uk
Ian Harper Professor of Anthropology of Health and Development; Director, Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology (EdCMA) International development,South Asia,Medical Anthropology,Global Health Policy 6.07 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3816
ian.harper@ed.ac.uk
John Harries Senior Teaching Fellow Social memory,time and temporality,indigeneity and identity (particularly in postcolonial settler societies),matter and materiality,the senses and the environment,Canada,Newfoundland,the Beothuk 5.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building
+44 (0)131 651 3065
j.harries@ed.ac.uk
Naomi Haynes Chancellor's Fellow and Lecturer in Social Anthropology Christianity,Political economy,Southern Africa,Hierarchy,Values,Economic anthropology,Religion And Ritual 4.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
George Square
+44(0)131 650 4052
Naomi.Haynes@ed.ac.uk
Casey High Senior Lecturer 5.21 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
01316515180
C.High@ed.ac.uk
Lotte Hoek Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology Media anthropology,Sexuality,Visual Culture,Cinema,Urban Ethnography,South Asia,Bangladesh,Pakistan 5.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 6544
lotte.hoek@ed.ac.uk
Delwar Hussain Chrystal Macmillan Fellow Elections,ethnography,State building,Storytelling and ethnography,Gender and Sexuality,Borderlands,Bangladesh,Fences,South Asia,Modernisation Rm 3.17, 3F2 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 651 5071
dhussain@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Laura Jeffery Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology; Associate Dean (Research Ethics), College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Forced displacement,Migration studies,Environmental anthropology,Environmental Sociology,Indian Ocean studies,Anthropology of Britain,Mauritius,Chagos islanders,Critical heritage studies,Environment and society,Conservation and development,Human-environment relations,Maldives,Seychelles,Roads and infrastructure,connective infrastructure 5.20 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (131) 651 3860
laura.jeffery@ed.ac.uk
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
Toby.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
Siobhan Magee ERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Kinship and relatedness,Marriage,History and Memory,especially as explored through intergenerational relations,Gender and Sexuality,Material Culture,United States,Poland B.31 
19 George Square
siobhan.magee@ed.ac.uk
No Photo Laura Major Career Development Fellow, Social Anthropology Ethnography,Memory,Material Culture,Conflict and Post-Conflict Politics,Museum Studies,Anthropology of Death,Anthropology of the body 3.20, 3F1 
18 Buccleuch Place
0131 6511 329
l.major@ed.ac.uk
Rebecca Marsland Head of Social Anthropology; Senior Lecturer Medical Anthropology,Tanzania,East Africa,Funerals,International development,HIV and AIDS,Witchcraft,Human-animal relationships,Bees,Veterinary Anthropology 5.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3864
R.Marsland@ed.ac.uk
Alex Nading Lecturer in Social Anthropology; Deputy Director, Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology; Programme Director, MSc Medical Anthropology Medical Anthropology,Environmental anthropology,Science and technology studies,Latin American Culture and Society 4.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44(0)131 651 5120
Alex.Nading@ed.ac.uk
Jeevan Sharma Lecturer in South Asia and International Development; Programme Director- MSc International Development; Deputy Director, Graduate School of Social and Political Science (Director PGT); Deputy Director- Global Development Academy 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 5.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 6511760
jeevan.sharma@ed.ac.uk
Leila Sinclair-Bright Career Development Fellow (Research and Teaching) Politics of belonging,Citizenship,Political and legal anthropology,Zimbabwe,Land Reform,Human rights,Humanitarianism,ethnography,postcolonial state and civil society 3.22 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0) 131 6506630
Leila.Sinclair-Bright@ed.ac.uk
Jonathan Spencer Regius Professor of South Asian Language, Culture and Society Religion and Politics,Sri Lanka,South and Southeast Asia,Buddhism,War and peace 5.02 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3944
jonathan.spencer@ed.ac.uk
Alice Street Senior Lecturer; Chancellors Fellow Anthropology of Melanesia,Biomedical knowledge(s), practices and technologies,hospital ethnography,State building,International development,Bureaucratic Power,nutraceuticals 4.26 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+33 (0)131 6515573
Alice.Street@ed.ac.uk
Neil Thin Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology; Deputy Director of the Undergraduate School (Progression and Student Experience) happiness,wellbeing and the good life,social planning,appreciative (positive) research and planning 5.27 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3880
n.thin@ed.ac.uk
Dimitri Tsintjilonis Lecturer Death, religion and ritual,Indigenous cosmologies,personhood,Sacred violence,Embodiment and the anthropology of the body 5.30 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3934
D.Tsintjilonis@ed.ac.uk
Grit Wesser Career Development Fellow (teaching and research) history and memory,kinship and gender,ritual and personhood,Eastern Germany,Anthropology of the state,Migration and citizenship,Anthropology of Europe,Cold War and post-Cold War studies,Secularity 3.20, 3F1 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 4681
Grit.Wesser@ed.ac.uk