Studying LSE

Current research students

 List of students conducting research at the Department of Anthropology


Alcalde, Miguel (post- field)
Area of interest: Urban Croatia
Interests: Cognition and culture; Christianity, healing; subjective experience; the self. 

Arnavas, Chiara (post-field)
Area of interest: North-eastern Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Interests: Urban planning; informality; insurgent and democratic politics

Bahceci, Sergen (in the field)
Area of interest: Northern Cyprus
Interests: Violence, subjectivity, sovereignty

Bhogal, Kiran (post-field)
Area of interest: UK
Interests: Ritual theory; publicity; religious radicalisation and education; Sikh faith

Bowers, Rebecca (post-field)
Area of interest: Bangalore, India
Interests: Female construction workers; mobility; aspiration; networks; gendered space; motherhood; and political representation

Breen, Gareth (post-field)  
Area of interest: Taiwan
Interests: Ritual Language; Religious Fundamentalism; Transnational Chinese; Eating and Drinking

Cabana-Alvear, Gabriela (in the field)
Area of interest: Brazil
Interests: bureaucracy; policy-making; energy; natural resources

Cottrell, Hannah (post-field)
Area of Interest: Japan
Interests: Childhood; Anthropology of aspiration; Education policy; Gender and globalisation

Deschenaux, Ivan (post-field)
Area of interest: Nepal
Interests: Learning and knowledge transmission; caste; insurgent ideologies

Dillabough-Lefebvre, Dominique (in the field)
Area of interest: Burma/Myanmar
Interests: Environmental anthropology, political and economic anthropology, agrarian transitions

Donnelly, Meghan Rose (in the field)
Area of interest: Indonesia
Interests: Catholic nuns; performance ethnography; pluralism

Doherty, Jonathan (in the field)
Area of interest: Bali, Indonesia
Interests: Animism and magic; cosmologies; ritual theory


Faure, Agathe (In the field)
Area of interest: Colombia
Interests: Indigenous forced displacement; anthropology of mobility and urban anthropology; time/space and social/political reconstruction

Fengjiang, Jiazhi (post-field)
Area of interest: China
Interests: Grassroots philanthropy (/doing good); ethics; anthropology of development and humanitarianism

Flatau, Sasha (in the field)
Area of interest: Colombian Amazon
Interests: Anthropology of Amazonia, Anthropology of Childhood, Justice, Morality

Fuchs, Sandhya (post-field)
Area of interest: India
Interests: Anthropology of law, theory of violence, marginal identities, conceptions of justice, caste, human rights

Garcia-Briceno, Luis (post-field)
Area of interest: Venezuelan Amazonia
Interests: Anthopology of Amazonia; Christianity; morality 

Gheewala Lohiya, Anishka
Area of Interest; India, Gujarat and the UK
Interests: Anthropology of Religion,  India, Hinduism, Prayer

Giattino, Angela (in the field)
Area of interest: Peruvian Amazon
Interest: Higher indigenous intercultural education; Amazonian youth; educational inequality; subjectivity and cognition

Gonzalez Rosas, Arturo (post-field)
Area of interest: Peruvian, Colombian and Brazilian tri-border region in Amazonia
Interests: Social movements; Indigenous identity; State-making 

Herzmark, Thom (post-field)
Area of interest: South Asia
Interests: economic anthropology; family, kinship and gender; care

Jaede, Riccardo (in the field)
Area of interest: West Bengal, India
Interests: Anthropology of ethics; urban anthropology

Jivraj, Naseem (in the field) 
Area of interest: UK
Interests: Migrant South Asian women, transnational family breakdown, UK asylum process, legal, social and emotional precarity, mental health, Psychological Anthropology and Anthropology of Personhood

Joassin, Thomas (post-field)
Area of interest: Algeria
Interests: Sufism; secularism; Islam 


Kohonen, Liisa (post-field)
Area of interest: China
Interests: The state; legal anthropology; local government 

Kong, Pengyin (post-field)
Area of interest: China, Tibet
Interests: Infrastructure; labor; ethnic identity 

Liu, Danfeng (post-field)
Area of interest: Bavaria, Germany
Interests: Catholicism and secularism; transformations of family and kinship; ordinary ethics 

Mehtta, Megnaa (post-field)
Area of interest: Sundarbans Delta, West Bengal
Interests: political economy of crab collectors; human-tiger habitats, conservation politics, notions of ‘greed’ and ‘need’, value chains; alternative forest governance 

Milano, Annaliese (in the field)
Area of interest: UK/US
Interests: cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology and open source software; value, digital labor and capitalism; digital ethnography

Noy, Itay (post-field)
Area of interest: Eastern India
Interests: coal mining; adivasi (tribal) communities; land dispossession; labour and livelihoods; inequality; local politics and resistance 

Okenwa, Doris (post-field)
Area of interest: Turkana, Kenya
Interests: Natural resources (oil); land; materiality; politics; development and activism  

Ongaro, Giulio (post-field)
Area of interest: Highland Laos
Interests: Shamanism; healing; sacrifice; the 'placebo effect' 

Osborn, Nick (in the field)
Area of interest: Guatemala
Interests: christianity; ethics; memory and migration, anthropology of plantations 

Piña Ahumada, Gabriela (post-field)
Area of interest: Chile
Interests: Childhood; kinship; emotions and notions of personhood among the Mapuche people 

Rose, Rahul (in the field)
Area of interest: Northern India
Interests: the anthropology of attention; political economy; social media


Sandoval Marmolejo, Ignacio (post-field)
Area of interest: Chile
Interests: State-making; political practices; social classes 

Shehata, Eman  (pre-field)
Area of interest: Egypt
Interests: economic anthropology, material culture and anthropology of value

Simpson, Nikita (post-field)
Area of interest: Himachal Pradesh, India
Interests: Mental Health, Feminities and Household Economics 

Spector, Branwen (post-field)
Area of interest: Israel
Interests: Cultural transmission; kinship; histories of migration; Mizrahim 

Strong, Imani (post-field)
Area of interest: Georgia, United States
Interests: Affirmative action; race; African-American entrepreneurship 

Tengprawat, Thanakrit (post-field)
Area of interest: Thailand
Interests: Cultural Heritage; Thai State and its Local Politics; Globalization; Kinship; Cosmopolitanism; Kui Ethnic

Trotter, Lucy Ellen (post-field)
Area of interest: Patagonia, Argentina
Interests: Welsh diaspora; education; political anthropology 

Vieira, Jordan P (post-field)
Area of interest: London, United Kingdom
Interests: Class, capitalism and economic anthropology; aspiration; gentrification and urban space; political anthropology, citizenship, 'Brexit' and politics of belonging; pub culture 

Watt, Connor (post-field)
Area of interest: North East Scotland
Interests: oil, work, time

Whittle, Catherine (in the field)
Area of interest: Coastal Kenya
Interests: religion in the Anthropocene; public Christianity; ecology and cosmology

Zagaria, Valentina (post-field)
Area of interest: Sicily and Tunisia
Interests: Death; migration; legal anthropology

Zhou, Yufei (in the field)
Area of interest: Tibetan areas in China
Interests: Ethics; human-animal relations; ethnicity; ontology and cosmology; value; pastoralism; consumerism; dogs

Zidaru,Teodor (post-field)
Area of interest: Kisii County, Kenya
Interests: Trust; microfinance; Christianity