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Our people are the most important thing about our subject area. It takes a team of academics, professional services colleagues and PhD students working together to deliver our teaching, carry out our research and keep the department running. Together, they form a supportive community covering a range of professional expertise. You can search by name or role here, or browse below.

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Mr Armaan Mullick Alkazi

PhD Student

  • Cities
  • Global health policy
  • Health & Well-being
  • Health inequalities, disability and older people
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Politics and political violence
  • Public anthropology
  • Science, technology and innovation
  • South Asian studies
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Victoria Amos

PhD Candidate

  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Intimacy
  • Religion and public action
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Richard Baxstrom

Professor of Anthropology and the Humanities; Deputy Head of School and Director of Learning and Teaching - School of Social and Political Science

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Imogen Bevan

Dr Imogen Bevan

Research Fellow

  • Children and families
  • Children, families and relationships
  • Global health policy
  • Health & Well-being
  • Kinship, bodies and relatedness
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Science, knowledge and policy
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Aphaluck Bhatiasevi

PhD candidate

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Tom Boylston

Lecturer

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Francesca Bray

Professor Emerita

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Janet Carsten

Professor Janet Carsten

Professor Emerita of Social and Cultural Anthropology

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Cormac Cleary

Cormac Cleary

PhD Student

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Race and decolonial thought
  • Science, knowledge and policy
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Jessica Cooper

Lecturer in Social Anthropology

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Magnus Course

Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology

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Jamie Cross

Professor of Social & Economic Anthropology; Director, Edinburgh Earth Initiative

  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • International development
  • Public anthropology
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • South Asian studies
  • Technology and material culture
  • Work & Economy
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Dr Resto Cruz

Lecturer in Social Anthropology

  • Childhood & Youth
  • Data & Digital
  • Historical approaches to science, technology and medicine
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Kinship, bodies and relatedness
  • Methods
  • Work & Economy
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Dr Laurie Denyer Willis

Lecturer in Medical Anthropology

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Dr Agustin Diz

Lecturer in Anthropology of Development

  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Environment and energy
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • International development
  • Not just energy futures
  • Politics and political violence
  • Public anthropology
  • Work & Economy
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Dr Jacob Doherty

Lecturer in Anthropology of Development

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Leah Eades

PhD Student

  • Health & Well-being
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • Social studies of biology and medicine
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Stefan Ecks

Senior Lecturer

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Alexander Edmonds

Professor of Social and Medical Anthropology

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Dr Alejandro Escalante

Lecturer in Social Anthropology

  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Race and decolonial thought
  • Religion and public action
  • Work & Economy
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Dr Jiazhi Fengjiang

Lecturer

  • Identities & Inequalities
  • International development
  • Methods
  • Public anthropology
  • Work & Economy
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Dr Sandhya Fuchs

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

  • Criminal justice
  • Public anthropology
  • South Asian studies
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Jamie Glisson

PhD Candidate

  • Childhood & Youth
  • Culture
  • Environment and energy
  • International development
  • Methods
  • Religion and social movements
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Anthony Good

Professor Emeritus

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Chandreyee Goswami

PhD student

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Kelsey Grubbs

Kelsey Grubbs

PhD Student

  • Environment and energy
  • Health & Well-being
  • Intimacy
  • Mental health and wellbeing
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Dr Andreas Hackl

Lecturer in Anthropology of Development

  • Cities
  • Data & Digital
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • International development
  • Migration and experiences of displacement
  • Work & Economy
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Dr Sophie Haines

Lecturer in Anthropology of Development

  • Data & Digital
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Environment and energy
  • International development
  • Not just energy futures
  • Public anthropology
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • Technology and material culture
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Dr Maythe S.-W. Han

anthrozoologist / tutor

  • Culture
  • Data & Digital
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Intimacy
  • Kinship, bodies and relatedness
  • Methods
  • Public anthropology
  • Race and decolonial thought
  • Technology and material culture
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Ian Harper

Professor of Anthropology of Health and Development

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Dr John Harries

Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Teaching in Social Anthropology

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Public anthropology
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Morteza Hashemi

Dr Morteza Hashemi

Honorary Fellow

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Dr Naomi Haynes

Senior Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow

  • Cities
  • Culture
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Nationalism and political action
  • Political Theory Research Group
  • Religion and public action
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Casey High

Senior Lecturer

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Lotte Hoek

Dr Lotte Hoek

Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology

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Sophia Hoffinger

PhD student

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Dr Juli Huang

Senior Lecturer in Anthropology of Development

  • Data & Digital
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Finance and economic sociology
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • International development
  • Public anthropology
  • South Asian studies
  • Studies of information and communication technology
  • Technology and material culture
  • Work & Economy
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Dr Delwar Hussain

Lecturer

  • Public anthropology
  • South Asian studies
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Laura Jeffery

Professor of Anthropology of Migration; Dean of Research

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Health & Well-being
  • International development
  • Migration and experiences of displacement
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Dr Chisomo Kalinga

Chancellor's Fellow in Social Anthropology

  • Health & Well-being
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Aaron Kappeler

Lecturer in Anthropology of Development

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Tobias Kelly

Professor of Political and Legal Anthropology

  • Criminal justice
  • Governance & Democracy
  • International development
  • Politics and political violence
  • Public anthropology
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Marte Knudsen

Marte Knudsen

PhD Student

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Giulia Liberatore

Lecturer

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Lucy Lowe

Senior Lecturer in Medical Anthropology

  • Health & Well-being
  • Kinship, bodies and relatedness
  • Migration and experiences of displacement
  • Social studies of biology and medicine
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Siobhan Magee

Dr Siobhan Magee

Lecturer in Social Anthropology

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Manabika Mandal

PhD Student

  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Migration and experiences of displacement
  • South Asian studies
  • Technology and material culture
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Dr Rebecca Marsland

Senior Lecturer

  • Health & Well-being
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Maya Mayblin

Senior Lecturer

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Pia Noel

PhD student

  • Global health policy
  • International development
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Science, knowledge and policy