Daphne Laura Giachero

Studying anthropology at LSE is an incredible privilege: it is here that British social anthropology took shape. From Malinowski to Bloch, many of the most prominent figures in the field have chosen this particular place to do their research or to teach. This tradition continues today, in fact you will find yourself being taught by today's most respected anthropologists. I also really like the fact that the Department is rather small and therefore has a familiar and welcoming atmosphere.

I immediately felt at home on the LSE campus, which is in the heart of London and without any doubts just as lively, vibrant and international. By joining and engaging in societies one gets to know many really interesting and friendly people. In fact after only a few months, I already feel very attached to the School and feel part of something great.

I am convinced that LSE not only makes each and every student a formidable future social scientist, but a much more rounded person too. Since I arrived here I have been involved in things that I had never done before. For instance, I joined the student tutoring volunteer programme, which has given me the chance to assist the teacher and support the pupils of an underprivileged inner city school. In addition, I will also be taking part in the huge Annual Dance Show.

I used to like the idea of going on to work for the United Nations after my studies and was very excited about the fact that LSE annually organises an International Organisations Fair where students are recruited. However, the programme has filled me up with so much enthusiasm that I wish I could leave on an ethnographical fieldwork experience right away.

Please see Anthropology

Daphne Laura Giachero

Italian/Belgian, grew up in Germany


1st year, BA Social Anthropology