Dr Catherine Allerton
[Research leave 2013/14]
Eastern Indonesia, East Malaysia; place and landscape, houses, kinship and marriage, childhood and youth, migration.
Professor Rita Astuti
[Head of Department 2012 - 2015]
Madagascar; kinship, gender, anthropology of death, cognitive development and cultural transmission; ethnographic and experimental research methods.
firstname.lastname@example.org ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7206 ¦ OLD 6.11
Dr Mukulika Banerjee
South Asia; political anthropology, popular perceptions of democracy and the culture of elections, fashion and public culture, Muslim societies.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7213 ¦ OLD 5.09
Dr Laura Bear
South Asia; anthropologies of the economy, state, time and urban/industrial enivironments.
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Dr Fenella Cannell
Lowland Philippines, United States; anthropology of Christianity, healing and mediumship, gender, Mormonism and kinship.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 6306 ¦ OLD 6.07
Dr Matthew Engelke
Zimbabwe, England; Christianity and the Bible, semiotics, materiality, public religion, history of anthropology, human rights.
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Professor Katy Gardner
[Sabbatical leave 2013/14]
Bangladesh; globalisation, migration, economic change.
Professor David Graeber
[Research leave 2013/14]
Madagascar, Europe, North America; Theories of value, money, debt, politics, manners, magic, class, social movements, social theory.
Professor Deborah James
South Africa; political economy, civil society and the state, land reform and property regimes, development and migration, ethnicity, ethnomusicology, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7215 ¦ OLD 6.06
Dr Nick Long
Indonesia and the Malay World; decentralisation, democratisation, post-democracy, achievement and motivation, confidence, human resources, sociality, critical theory.
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Dr Mathijs Pelkmans
Caucasus (Republic of Georgia), Central Asia (Kyrgyz Republic); anthropology of borders, political anthropology, anthropology of religion.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7862 ¦ OLD 5.08
Dr Michael W. Scott
[Sabbatical leave Lent and Summer Terms 2014]
Oceania; Melanesia; anthropological approaches to questions of being (ontology); cosmology; religion; wonder; myth-making; indigenous Christianities; personhood, sociality, and relatedness; place-making; ethnogenesis.
Dr Alpa Shah
Director of Department Research Unit Inequality and Poverty 2013 – 2017
India and Nepal; political and economic anthropology; the state, citizenship and revolutionary struggle; indigeneity, ethnicity, caste and class; agrarian transitions and labour; inequality and poverty.
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Professor Charles Stafford
China and Taiwan; learning, schooling and child development, cognitive anthropology, the relationship between learning and economic life.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7207 ¦ OLD 6.02
Dr Hans Steinmuller
China; political and economic anthropology, moralities and ethics, irony, ritual, gambling.
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Dr Harry Walker
Lowland South America; personhood and relatedness, subjectivity, ritual, justice.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0) 20 7955 7208 ¦ OLD 5.06B
Dr Gisa Weszkalnys
Ethnographic study of natural resources, specifically oil in Africa; the politics of urban planning.
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Professor Adam Kuper
South Africa; intellectual history of anthropology, kinship, Southern Africa.
Research and LSE Fellows
Dr Richard Axelby [Research Fellow]
South Asia especially the Himalayas; agrarian change, natural resource management,; environmental history.
Dr Dalel Benbabaali [Research Fellow]
India; social geography and anthropology, caste and class, land relations, territory, migration, social mobility.
Dr Tom Boylston [Research Fellow]
Anthropology of religion, media, technology, individualism, and discourses of modernity.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 6933 ¦ POR 4.01
Dr Charlotte Bruckermann [LSE Fellow]
China, home, gender, ritual, work, economic transformation, post-socialism
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Dr Brendan Donegan [Research Fellow]
Industrialisation, health initiatives, marginality.
Dr Jason Hickel [LSE Fellow]
South Africa: democracy, development, political conflict, vigilante violence, xenophobia, labor and migrancy, ritual and witchcraft.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7107 5064 ¦ OLD 5.07
James Johnston [LSE Fellow - China]
China: education and learning; kinship morality; place and migration; local perceptions of the nation and the state.
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Dr Anni Kajanus [Marie Curie Research Fellow]
China; Culture and cognition, cooperation, migration, education, gender and kinship.
Dr Insa Koch [LSE Fellow]
Anthropology of law, politics and the state, criminology, political and legal anthropology, legal philosophy, anthropological theory and ethnography
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7849 4637 ¦ OLD 6.10
Jayaseelan Raj [Research Fellow]
India; economic anthropology / anthropology of labour; political anthropology / anthropology of state; ethnic identity and movements; economic history, caste system / anti-caste movements.
Dr George St Clair [LSE Fellow]
Brazil, Latin America; Christianity, Pentecostalism, utopian religion and urban life, anthropology of religion, identity.
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Vikramaditya Thakur [Research Fellow]
India; agrarian studies, social movements, and environmental and social history.
Dr Alice Forbess [Visiting Fellow]
Anthropology of institutions - religious, political and third sector, in European settings; Christianity - charisma, mysticism, transgression and ethics in Eastern Orthodox contexts.
Dr Dena Freeman [Visiting Fellow]
Ethiopia; cultural transformation; happiness and wellbeing; culture, cognition and emotion; international development; Pentecostalism.
Dr Dominik Schieder [Visiting Fellow]
Oceania (Fiji) and East Asia (Japan); migration, social transformation, sports, political elitism and political processes.
Dr Mitchell W Sedgwick [Senior Visiting Fellow]
Japan (mainland SE Asia, France, Tex-Mex border); economic anthropology, globalisation; anthropology of organisations, multinational corporations, cross-cultural relations/ethnicity and work; minorities and marginality in Japan; disaster anthropology, post-tsunami Japan.
Dr Tong-xue Tan [Visiting Fellow]
Anthropology of rural China, ethnology of Chinese minorities, peasant economies, village morality, grass-roots politics, social consciousness.
Retired Academic Staff
Professor Maurice Bloch
Madagascar; religion and politics, cognition and culture, kinship.
Professor Stephan Feuchtwang
China and Taiwan, Germany; Chinese popular religion, the anthropology of history, life stories, family myths and responses to catastrophic loss, comparison of civilisations and empires.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 6241 ¦ SHF 3.01
Professor Jean La Fontaine
East Africa, United Kingdom; kinship, children, incest, ritual, witchcraft and Satanism.
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Professor Chris Fuller
South Asia; India and Hinduism, South Indian temples, religion and politics, globalisation and information technology, Tamil Brahman society and history.
Professor Martha Mundy
Arab societies; law, agrarian systems, sociology of Islam, historical anthropology, kinship.
Professor Jonathan Parry
South Asia; sociology of Hinduism, caste and other forms of inequality, industrialisation, labour and the anthropology of work.
Dr James Woodburn
Sub-Saharan Africa; hunting and gathering societies, egalitarian political systems.
Ms Yanina Hinrichsen
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7202 ¦ OLD 6.03
Ms Andrea Elsik
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Mr Tomas Hinrichsen
Administrator (Monday & Friday)
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Ms Renata Todd
Administration and Communications Officer
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As far as possible, the administrative staff in the department operate an "open door" policy: if one of us is not here, the others will try to help.