- Dr Tom Boylston
- 5.03 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EN8 9LD
- +44 (0)131 650 3909
- Research Interests
- Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Anthropology of Christianity, Media anthropology, Game studies
Tom Boylston is an anthropologist specialising in ritual and media in Ethiopia. He is currently developing a new research project on game design across cultures.
2015 - '"And Unto Dust Shalt Thou Return": Death and the Semiotics of Remembrance in an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Village.' Material Religion 11 (3)
2014 – “The ‘orthodoxy’ of Orthodoxy: On moral imperfection, correctness, and deferral in religious worlds.” Co-written with Andreas Bandak, University of Copenhagen. Religion and Society 5.
2013 – “Food, Life, and Material Religion in Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.” In A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion, eds. Lambek, M. and J. Boddy. Wiley-Blackwell Press.
Topics interested in supervising
I am interested in supervising students studying topics related to East Africa, religion, anthropology of media, and anthropology of games and play.
If you are interested in being supervised by Tom Boylston, please see the links below for more information: