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Anthony Good

Anthony Good
Professor Anthony Good
Professor Emeritus; Professorial Fellow
Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh EH8 9LD
Research Interests
Tamil Nadu, South India; Sri Lanka, asylum and immigration law; refugees, family and kinship, Hinduism, social development policy; NGOs

Guidance and Feedback Hours

  • Since my retirement I no longer hold regular guidance and feedback hours, so please contact me by email if you want to arrange a meeting.

Topics interested in supervising

In the past I have supervised students working on Hindus in Pakistan; Hindu festivals in South India and Edinburgh; divine possession in the Nilgiris; pilgrimage in Kerala; Indian kingship; South Indian classical dance; satellite television in India; Buddhist revival in Cambodia; relations between the dead and the living in contemporary Vietnam; appropriate technology in Sri Lanka; child labour; child refugees in Africa; West African migrants in Morocco; culturally competent nursing for asylum applicant families; experiences of waiting among asylum seekers; and the social integration of refugees (the last three all focused on Glasgow). Although officially retired I am still willing to take on students (but only if their topic really interests me!) in areas related to: India and Sri Lanka; refugees and migration; anthropology of law; kinship; anthropology of religion; historical anthropology.

If you are interested in being supervised by Anthony Good, please see the links below for more information:

PhD in Social Anthropology; PhD in South Asian Studies