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 History of Epidemiological Reasoning
This project examines the history of epidemiology in the twentieth century. It asks how epidemiological knowledge has been produced, how it became powerful and who could speak in its name.
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
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)
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.
AFRIGOS explores processes of ‘respacing’ driven by regional integration and the re-casting of Africa’s role within the global economy.
An Infrastructure for Platform Technology in Synthetic Biology
The aim of the project is to develop integrated platform technology and an infrastructure for synthetic biology.
Animal Machine and Me
This research will undertake a sociological investigation into current practices of repairing the function and replacement of the human heart.
The project fosters talent relevant to current challenges and potentials of developing safe societies in Africa.
Artful Sociology: Exploring Avenues for Interdisciplinarity Between Sociology and the Art World
Dr Laura Harris is an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Her current project is called Artful Sociology: Exploring Avenues for Interdisciplinarity Between Sociology and the Art World and has involved collaborating with Talbot Rice Gallery in the production of the event In Another Tongue.
ARTICONF - The smART socIal media eCOsystem in a blockchaiN Federated environment - project is a EU Horizon 2020 project focusing on decentralised social media services.