Research projects content
A Global Anthropology of Transforming Marriage (AGATM)
This research aims to create a new theoretical vision of the importance of marriage as an agent of transformation in human sociality.
A Material Sociology of High-Frequency Trading
This project explores how today’s automated trading has developed and is currently conducted. It also studies the interaction between automated trading and market structures both in the US and Europe.
A New Page? Libraries, Austerity and the Shifting Boundaries of Civil Society
Sociology: This project focuses on public libraries and the things they do in, and for, the neighbourhoods in which they are based.
Accountability through practical norms: Civil service reform in Africa from below (2016-17)
Centre of African Studies: Drawing on an anthropological approach the project contributed to a shift in focus from naming and shaming to the development of a more positive approach emphasising integrity and public service delivery.
Centre of African Studies: AFRIGOS explores processes of ‘respacing’ driven by regional integration and the re-casting of Africa’s role within the global economy.
Centre of African Studies: The project fosters talent relevant to current challenges and potentials of developing safe societies in Africa.
AQMEN is an established provider of training, capacity building and knowledge exchange activities in the area of statistical methods and data analysis
Atelier: Creative Arts and the Social Sciences Network
Social Anthropology: The Atelier Network brings together researchers, practitioners, teachers and learners in Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) and the School of Social and Political Science (SSPS).
Social Anthropology: The Bones Collective is an interdisciplinary research network of anthropologists, archaeologists, artists based at the University of Edinburgh who share an interest in human bones.
Bringing labour back in: class antagonism, labour agency and Britain’s active labour market reforms
Politics and International Relations: The project challenges top-down accounts that explain this transformation through a focus on the ideas and interests of elites.
Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy (SKAPE)
The Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy (SKAPE) conducts innovative and critical research on the relationship between knowledge and policy.