School of Social and Political Science

Nicole Anderson

Job Title

PhD Student

Research interests

Background

Teaching

Invention of History - Semester 2 2022

Social Anthropology Key Concepts - Semester 1 2021

Empires - Semester 2 2021

Education

PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh (2021-2024) - Awarded an ESRC Doctoral Studentship from the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS)

MSc by Research in Social and Political Science (2020-2021), University of Edinburgh - with Distinction

MA in Social Justice Education, University of Toronto (2019-2020) - GPA 4.0, awarded a Graduate Student Research Fellowship 

MA (Hons) in Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh (2014-2018) - First class, awarded Edinburgh Award for Digital Content Creation

Peer Reviewed Publications

Anderson, N. 2020. “Contested Objects: Uncovering Edinburgh University’s Anatomical Museum’s Colonial Past”. In Journal of Museum Ethnography 32.

Anderson, N. 2019. “Coming to One’s Senses: Decolonising Artefacts at the Museum of Anthropology”. In re:think Journal of Creative Ethnography 2(1).

Anderson, N. 2019. “Monstrous Anthropologies: Is an Anthropology of Monsters Possible?”. In The Ethnograph: Journal of Anthropological Studies 5.

Anderson, N. 2018. “Can We Touch the Past?”. In re:think Journal of Creative Ethnography 1(1).

Anderson, N., Arnarsdóttir, H. and Nimtrakul, P. 2016: ‘’IAMB A POET’: An Anthropological Study of the Art of Spoken Word”. The Unfamiliar: An Anthropological Journal 6(1).

Conferences and Presentations 

Anderson, N. “Human Remains, Human Rights: How International Frameworks Facilitate Knowledge Production Trans-nationally”. 7th June 2021. Canadian Political Science Association Conference [online].

Anderson, N. “Capturing Affect: The Agentic Power Of The Colonial Photograph As A Form Of Visual Testimony”. 7th March 2021. Taking Stock & (Re)Imagining the Futures of Education. Ontario Institute Studies for Education Graduate Research Conference [online].

Anderson, N. “Skeletons in the Closet: Transformative and Affective Engagement with Edinburgh University’s “Skull Room” [paper accepted] 11-12th June 2020. Now, to the Future! Transforming Museums and Heritage in the 21st Century. Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany [postponed due to COVID-19]

Anderson, N. “Contested Objects: Uncovering Edinburgh University’s Anatomical Museum’s Colonial Past”. 22nd April 2019. Trust, harm and ethnographic displays. Museum Ethnographer’s Group Conference, Horniman Museum, London, UK.

Anderson, N., Arnarsdóttir, H. Anstock, C. “re:think Journal of Ethnography and Open Access Data”. 6th July 2018. Repository Fringe Conference, Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Anderson, N. “Decolonising Visitor Encounters”. 13th April 2018. Decolonising the Ethnographic Museum, Museum Ethnographer’s Group, Pitt River’s Museum, University of Oxford.

Anderson, N. “The Colonial Implications of Edinburgh University’s Anatomical Museum”. 14th March 2018. Decolonise Edinburgh Teach Out. School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh.

Anderson, N. “Display Practices at the Museum of Anthropology”. 3rd February 2018. Decolonising the Academy, Undergraduate Social Anthropology Conference, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh.

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