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Academic Staff

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.
m.banerjee@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7213 ¦ OLD 5.09

Professor Laura Bear
[Sabbatical leave Michaelmas Term 2016]
South Asia; anthropologies of the economy, state, time and urban/industrial enivironments.
l.bear@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7409 ¦ OLD 6.09

Dr Fenella Cannell
Lowland Philippines, United States; anthropology of Christianity, healing and mediumship, gender, Mormonism and kinship.
f.cannell@lse.ac.uk  ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 6306 ¦ OLD 6.07

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.
k.j.gardner@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7107 5064 ¦ OLD 5.07

Professor David Graeber
Madagascar, Europe, North America; Theories of value, money, debt, politics, manners, magic, class, social movements, social theory.
d.graeber@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7849 4637 ¦ OLD 6.10

Professor Deborah James
[Deputy Head of Department 2015-2018]
South Africa; the UK; ethnography of advice; aspiration and indebtedness; civil society, citizenship and the state; economic anthropology; ethnomusicology; land reform and property regimes; migration and ethnicity.
d.a.james@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7215 ¦ OLD 6.06

Dr Nick Long
Indonesia and the Malay World; political change; psychological anthropology; affect; history and memory; achievement and motivation; education; the supernatural.
n.j.long@lse.ac.uk ¦ +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.
m.e.pelkmans@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7862 ¦ OLD 5.08

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. 
m.w.scott@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 6057 ¦ OLD 6.16

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.
a.m.shah@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7207 ¦ OLD 6.02

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.
c.stafford@lse.ac.uk ¦ +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.
j.steinmuller@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7214

Dr Harry Walker 
Amazonia, Latin America; subjectivity, shamanism, political morality, individualism, justice, happiness, the commons. .
h.l.walker@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7208 ¦ OLD 5.06B

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 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. 
n.buitron-arias@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7106 1300 ¦ OLD 5.06A

Dr Ryan Davey [Postdoctoral Fellow]
England; political and economic anthropology; class, debt, subjectivity.
r.davey@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7480 ¦ OLD 6.06A

Agustin Diz [LSE Fellow]
Latin America and the Gran Chaco: political economy; labour and unemployment; welfare; surplus populations; abundance; collectivity; gender
a.diz@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7212 ¦ OLD 6.13

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.
a.p.gutierrez-garza@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7480 ¦ OLD 6.06A 

Dr Jason Hickel [Leverhulme Early Career Fellow]
South Africa: democracy, development, political conflict, vigilante violence, xenophobia, labor and migrancy, ritual and witchcraft.
j.e.hickel@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 6933 ¦ POR 4.01  

Dr Juli Huang [LSE Fellow]
Bangladesh and India: economic anthropology; poverty and inequality; social enterprise; financialization of development; ethics of work
j.huang8@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 6494 ¦ OLD 6.12

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
g.f.hughes@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 6242 ¦ OLD 6.08

Dr Anni Kajanus [Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow] 
China; Culture and cognition, cooperation, migration, education, gender and kinship. 

Dr Chloe Nahum-Claudel [Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow]
Amazonia (Brazil) and Melanesia (Papua New Guinea); kinship and gender relations; cosmologies of livelihood (hunting, fishing, and agriculture); culinary systems and eating; ritualization and diplomacy; eschatology and the invisible; resource exploitation and frontier relations; theories of comparison; material-semiotics.
c.nahum-claudel@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7106 1209 ¦ POR 2.02

Dr Andrea Pia [LSE Fellow - China]
China, rural sociology, water, common-pool resources, political economy, environmental justice, prefigurative politics, infrastructure.
a.e.pia@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7614 ¦ KGS 3.07

Dr Alice Tilche [Leverhulme Early Career Fellow]
India; art, indigeneity, development, agrarian change, migration, social inequality.
a.tilche@lse.ac.uk ¦ +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.
a.l.tuckett@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7480 ¦ OLD 6.06A

Dr Jean Wencélius [Postdoctoral Fellow]
Cameroon; Zimbabwe; ecological anthropology; ethnobiology; anthropology of life; kinship; social network analysis; domestication; crop diversity.

Dr Matt Wilde [Postdoctoral Fellow]
Venezuela; UK; popular politics, democracy and egalitarianism, the state, urban life, political economy
m.w.wilde@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7480 ¦ OLD 6.06A

Visiting Staff

Dr Brendan Donegan [Visiting Fellow]
Industrialisation, health initiatives, marginality.

Dr Dena Freeman
[Senior Visiting Fellow]
Globalisation, democracy, inequality, the United Nations,  ideology, international development, Pentecostalism, Ethiopia.

Professor John Harriss [Visiting Professor]
South Asia; politics of development; political anthropology; state and civil society; agrarian transitions and labour; inequality and poverty; social policy.

Dr Pablo Jaramillo [Visiting Senior Fellow]
Colombia, Venzuela; materiality and temporality of natural resources; transformation of indigeneity

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 [Visiting Professor]
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.

Professor Carles Salazar [Visiting Professor]
Ireland, Catalonia; cooperation, kinship, new reproductive technologies, sexual morality, religion.

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 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.
s.feuchtwang@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 6241 ¦ SHF 3.01

Professor Jean La Fontaine
East Africa, United Kingdom; kinship, children, incest, ritual, witchcraft and Satanism.
j.la-fontaine@lse.ac.uk ¦ +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.

Administrative Staff

Ms Yanina Hinrichsen
Departmental Manager
y.hinrichsen@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7202 ¦ OLD 6.03

Administrative Officer
 ¦ +44 (0)20 7107 5037 ¦ OLD 6.04A 

Mr Tomas Hinrichsen
Administrator (Thursday & Friday)
t.a.hinrichsen@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 6775 ¦ OLD 6.04A 

Ms Camilla Kennedy Harper
Administrative Officer (Quality Assurance and Year Abroad)
c.kennedy-harper@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7107 5867 ¦ OLD 6.04A

Ms Renata Todd
Administration and Communications Officer
anthropology.enquiries@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7852 3709 ¦ OLD 6.04A

Ms Demeter Chanter
Research Co-ordinator (Departmental Research Units)
d.v.chanter@lse.ac.uk ¦ +44 (0)20 7955 7480 ¦ OLD 6.06A

General enquiries: anthropology.enquiries@lse.ac.uk
Assessment enquiries (current students): anthro.admin@lse.ac.uk

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.