Dr Catherine Allerton
[Sabbatical leave 2016/7]
Eastern Indonesia, East Malaysia; place and landscape, houses, kinship and marriage, childhood and youth, migration.
Professor Rita Astuti
[Sabbatical leave 2016/7]
Madagascar; kinship, gender, anthropology of death, cognitive development and cultural transmission; ethnographic and experimental research methods.
Dr Mukulika Banerjee
[Director, South Asia Centre www.lse.ac.uk/southAsia/Home.aspx]
South Asia; Pakistan and India; political anthropology; election cultures, popular perceptions and democracy; citizenship and ritual; state and civil society; anthro-political histories of South Asia; Islam and Muslim societies; fashion, public culture and modernity; contemporary identity and life histories.
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Professor Laura Bear
[Sabbatical leave Michaelmas Term 2016]
South Asia; anthropologies of the economy, state, time and urban/industrial enivironments.
Dr Fenella Cannell
Lowland Philippines, United States; anthropology of Christianity, healing and mediumship, gender, Mormonism and kinship.
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Professor Matthew Engelke
[Sabbatical leave 2016/7]
Zimbabwe, England; Christianity and the Bible, semiotics, materiality, public religion, history of anthropology, human rights.
Professor Katy Gardner
[Head of Department 2015-2018]
Bangladesh; globalisation, migration, economic change.
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Professor David Graeber
Madagascar, Europe, North America; Theories of value, money, debt, politics, manners, magic, class, social movements, social theory.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7849 4637 ¦ OLD 6.10
Professor Deborah James
[Deputy Head of Department 2015-2018]
South Africa; political economy, civil society and the state, land reform and property regimes, development and migration, ethnicity, ethnomusicology, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health.
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Dr Nick Long
Indonesia and the Malay World; political change; psychological anthropology; affect; history and memory; achievement and motivation; education; the supernatural.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 6757 ¦ OLD 6.14
Dr Mathijs Pelkmans
Caucasus (Republic of Georgia), Central Asia (Kyrgyz Republic); anthropology of borders, political anthropology, anthropology of religion.
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Dr Michael W. Scott
Oceania; Melanesia; anthropological approaches to questions of being (ontology); cosmology; religion; wonder; myth-making; indigenous Christianities; personhood, sociality, and relatedness; place-making; ethnogenesis.
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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
[Vice-Chair of Appointments Committee 2016-19]
China and Taiwan; learning, schooling and child development, cognitive anthropology, the relationship between learning and economic life.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7488 ¦ OLD 6.02
Dr Hans Steinmüller
[Sabbatical leave 2016/7]
China; political and economic anthropology, moralities and ethics, irony, ritual, gambling.
Dr Harry Walker
Lowland South America; personhood and relatedness, subjectivity, ritual, justice.
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Dr Gisa Weszkalnys
[Sabbatical / research leave 2016/7]
Ethnographic study of natural resources, specifically oil in Africa; the politics of urban planning.
Research and LSE Fellows
Dr Dalel Benbabaali [Postdoctoral Fellow]
India; social geography and anthropology, caste and class, land relations, territory, migration, social mobility.
Dr Natalia Buitron Arias [LSE Fellow]
Latin America and Amazonia: state formation; egalitarianism, collective-making and the political imagination; cooperation and the commons; indigenous democracy and justice; schooling and sociality; childhood and youth.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7106 1300 ¦ OLD 5.06A
Dr Ryan Davey [Postdoctoral Fellow]
England; political and economic anthropology; class, debt, subjectivity.
Agustin Diz [LSE Fellow]
Latin America and the Gran Chaco: political economy; labour and unemployment; welfare; surplus populations; abundance; collectivity; gender
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Dr Brendan Donegan [Postdoctoral Fellow]
Industrialisation, health initiatives, marginality.
Dr Tobias Eule [Postdoctoral Fellow]
Law and anthropology, the state, migration, human rights, social history.
Dr Ana Gutierrez Garza [Postdoctoral Fellow]
London; Latin America; migration; labour; economic anthropology; gender; middle class.
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Dr Jason Hickel [Leverhulme Early Career Fellow]
South Africa: democracy, development, political conflict, vigilante violence, xenophobia, labor and migrancy, ritual and witchcraft.
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Dr Juli Huang [LSE Fellow]
Bangladesh and India: economic anthropology; poverty and inequality; social enterprise; financialization of development; ethics of work
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Dr Geoffrey Hughes [LSE Fellow]
Jordan and the Middle East: Kinship and Personhood; Marriage; Gender; The Anthropology of Islam; Political Economy; The State; Institutions; Infrastructure; Science and Technology Studies
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Dr Anni Kajanus [Leverhulme Early Career Fellow]
China; Culture and cognition, cooperation, migration, education, gender and kinship.
Dr Mary Montgomery [LSE Fellow]
Middle East and North Africa: labour; kinship; economic anthropology; migration; practical ethics of Islam; gender.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7206 ¦ OLD 6.11
Dr Andrea Pia [LSE Fellow - China]
China, rural sociology, water, common-pool resources, political economy, environmental justice, prefigurative politics, infrastructure.
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Dr Jayaseelan Raj [Postdoctoral Fellow]
India; economic anthropology / anthropology of labour; political anthropology / anthropology of state; ethnic identity and movements; economic history, caste system / anti-caste movements.
Dr Alice Tilche [Leverhulme Early Career Fellow]
India; art, indigeneity, development, agrarian change, migration, social inequality.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7207 ¦ OLD.6.02
Dr Anna Tuckett [Postdoctoral Fellow]
Italy, the UK, migration, documents, bureaucracy, political and legal anthropology, citizenship and the state.
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Dr Matt Wilde [Postdoctoral Fellow]
Venezuela; UK; popular politics, democracy and egalitarianism, the state, urban life, political economy
email@example.com +44 (0)20 7955 7862 ¦ QUE G.01
Dr Dena Freeman [Visiting Fellow]
Ethiopia; cultural transformation; happiness and wellbeing; culture, cognition and emotion; international development; Pentecostalism.
Dr Dan Hirslund [Visiting Fellow]
Nepal; Maoism; revolutionary movements; political culture; subjectivity; labor theory; economic anthropology.
Professor Ellen R. Judd [Visiting Senior Fellow]
China; political economy, gender, kinship, agrarian social organization, social movements, societies in transition, development, cultural production, mobility and migration, anthropology of care, inequality and mutuality.
Professor Adam Kuper
South Africa; intellectual history of anthropology, kinship, Southern Africa.
Dr Denis Regnier [Visiting Fellow]
Madagascar, Borneo, East Africa, Indian Ocean, Austronesian world; slavery and post-slavery; kinship and marriage; memory and identity; learning and cognition; religion (ancestors); death and funerary practices; healing; naming; ethnohistory; environment.
Zimran Samuel [Visiting Fellow]
Children law, mental health, human rights
Dr Marina Sapritsky [Visiting Fellow]
The former Soviet-Union; Ukraine; Jewish identity; religious revival and transformation of traditions; ethnicity; migration and return migration.
Dr Dominik Schieder [Visiting Fellow]
Oceania (Fiji), East Asia (Japan) and Europe (United Kingdom); migration, sociality, sports, ethnicity, urban anthropology, Pacific Studies, ethnohistory, political anthropology.
Dr Mitchell W Sedgwick [Senior Visiting Fellow and Guest Teacher]
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.
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.
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Professor Jean La Fontaine
East Africa, United Kingdom; kinship, children, incest, ritual, witchcraft and Satanism.
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7708 4496
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
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Ms Andrea Elsik
email@example.com ¦ +44 (0)20 7107 5037 ¦ OLD 6.04A
Mr Tomas Hinrichsen
Administrator (Thursday & Friday)
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Ms Renata Todd
Administration and Communications Officer
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Ms Demeter Chanter
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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.