We do innovative research in the contemporary world while maintaining the core anthropological traditions: long-term ethnographic fieldwork, commitment to a broad comparative enquiry on human sociality, critical engagement with social theory. Our weekly Friday morning Research Seminar is recognized for its intensive debate concerning the directions of contemporary anthropology.
Key areas of research include:
Citizenship and the state; Evidence in Ethnographic Practice; Law and society; Learning and Cognition; Personhood, sociality and subjectivity; Political economy and globalisation; Religion and cosmology; Temporalities and historicity.
We achieved excellent results in the last two Research Assessment Exercises. In 2008 we scored the highest percentage of the maximum 4* rated submissions across the UK in 2008 (http://www.rae.ac.uk/).
Staff and PhD Regional Research Locations
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Recent Academic Publications
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