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Research Students

Lys Alcayna-Stevens (2011)
  • Research Title: Habituating Field Scientists: Primatological Research in the Forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Supervisor: Professor Marilyn Strathern

Matteo Benussi (2013)
Research Title: A New Continent: Islam, Class, and Halal Form-of-Life in Post-Atheist Tatarstan.
  • Supervisor: Professor Dame Caroline Humphrey
Amy Binning (2014)
  • Research Title: The Practice of Printing: Sacred Tibetan Texts, Transnational Activism, and the Imagining of Tibet in California's Nyingma Buddhism
  • Supervisor: Dr Hildegard Diemberger
Mikkel Kenni Bruun (2015)
  • Research Title: Psychotechnologies of ‘Wellbeing’: Personhood and Mental Healthcare in the UK
  • Supervisor: Dr Maryon McDonald
Thandeka Cochrane (2015)
  • Research Title: Telling Tales: Struggles of power, discourse and epistemology in southern Africa
  • Supervisor: Prof Harri Englund
Norma Deseke (2014)
  • Research Title: Practices of Innovation & Ethics at the Intersection of Art, Science and Technology in Barcelona.
  • Supervisor: Dr. Matei Candea
Clara Devlieger (2011)
  • Research Title: The Political Economy of Disability and Value in Kinshasa
  • Supervisor: Professor Harri Englund
Joe Ellis (2013)
Research Title: Ambivalent Exemplars: Cosmological Disruption, Manipulation and Creation in Mongolia
  • Supervisor: Professor Caroline Humphrey
Priscilla Garcia (2015)
  • Research Title: Faithful Citizens: Pentecostal Politics, Cultural Change and Morality in Brazil
  • Supervisor: Prof Joel Robbins
David Ginsborg (2015)
  • Research Title: We don’t know what we’re saying: Irony, community, and resistance politics among the ultras of CS Lebowski football club in Florence, Italy
  • Supervisor: Dr Matei Candea
Logan Green (2016)
  • Research Title: "Could God be so Mad at Us?: Global Climate Change and Christian Theology in Kiribati"
  • Supervisor: Professor Joel Robbins
Anna Grigoryeva (2012)
Research Title: Mediating emergency – Moscow’s 2012 protest movement.
  • Supervisor: Dr David Sneath
Victoria Hall (2016)
  • Research Title: The influence of the perceptions of childbirth on the experiences of birth and obstetric outcome in Scandinavia
  • Supervisor: Dr Francoise Barbira-Freedman
Yuki Hisada (2015)
  • Research Title: Learning from Silence: Ethics and Body Donation in Taiwanese Buddhism
  • Supervisor: Prof James Laidlaw
Dominik Hoehn (2016)
  • Research Title: The science of cities: an ethnography of evidence-based approaches to urban design, the politics of data and scientific thinking in Scandinavia
  • Supervisor: Dr Maryon McDonald
Sophia Marie Hornbacher-Schönleber (2016)
  • Research Title: Leftist thought among young muslims in Java. Subjectivity and moral conflict.
  • Supervisor: Dr. Paolo Heywood
Anthony Howarth (2012)
Research Title: Competing discourses on the grasslands of Tibet.
  • Supervisor: Dr Hildegard Diemberger
Corinna Howland (2014)
  • Research Title: Miracle grain: Indigeneity and the globalisation of quinoa from the Bolivian Altiplano
  • Supervisor: Dr Sian Lazar

Rosalie Jones-Jennings (2014)
Research Title: Empathy and Knowledge in British Horsemanship
  • Supervisor: Dr Matei Candea
Cara Kerven (2012)
  • Research Title: The State, Power and pastoral populations in Central Asia.
  • Supervisor: Dr David Sneath

Nicholas Lackenby (2015)
  • Research Title: Time, History and Divinity amongst Serbian Orthodox Christians
  • Supervisor: Prof Joel Robbins
Camille Lardy (2015)
  • Research Title: 'Not Letting Go': Christian Engagements in French Secular Politics and Activism
  • Supervisor: Dr Matei Candea
Johannes Lenhard (2013)
  • Research Title: How do people who beg in Paris cope?
  • Supervisor: Professor James Laidlaw
Shuai Li (2013)
  • Research Title: Great Leap Backward: An Ethnographic Inquiry into China’s Heritage Fever
  • Supervisor: Dr Uradyn E Bulag
Peter Lockwood (2015)
  • Research Title: African Intellectuals on the Workshop Floor: An ethnography of non-elite political thought in central Kenya
  • Supervisor: Prof Harri Englund
Michael Long (2015)
  • Research Title: Environment and Historical Memory: A Case Study of Hoboksar Mongolian Autonomous County of Xinjiang, People’s Republic of China
  • Supervisor: Dr David Sneath
Zuzanna Marciniak (2015)
  • Research Title: "Good Migration": Navigating Catholic and State Visions for Migrants in Singapore
  • Supervisor: Prof Susan Bayly
Ori Mautner (2016)
  • Research Title: The Buddha Settles on the West Bank: Self-Cultivation and Political Engagement among Israeli Jews
  • Supervisor: Professor James Laidlaw
Matthew McGuire (2012)
  • Research Title: Masculinity and Intimacy in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Supervisor: Professor Henrietta Moore

Malcolm McLean (2016)
  • Research Title: Slaves to Righteousness: How do British conservative Evangelicals produce and practice their ethics?
  • Supervisor: Professor James Laidlaw
Julia Modern (2014)
Research Title: The disability rights movement in Bunyoro, Uganda: human rights, value, and negotiations of belonging
  • Supervisor: Professor Harri Englund
Nurul Huda Mohd Razif (2013)
  • Research Title: Love, Marriage and Intimacy in Contemporary Malaysia
  • (Joint winner of the 2013 Wyse Prize for PhD Proposal)
  • Supervisor: Dr Perveez Mody

Natalie Camille Morningstar (2015)
  • Research Title: The Politics of Resource Management and Irish-Language Multimedia Art
  • Supervisor: Prof Harri Englund
Jacinta Victoria S Muinde (2013)
  • Research Title: Woman-Household Headship, Cash Transfers and Matrilineal Relations in the Kenya South Coast
  • Supervisor: Professor Henrietta Moore

Patrick O'Hare (2012)
  • Research Title: Classifying Clasificadores: Governing Waste and its Workers in Post-Neoliberal Uruguay.
  • Supervisor: Dr Sian Lazar

Falk Parra Witte (2011)
  • Research Title: The Reality behind Ecology: Kogi Ontological Knowledge
  • Supervisor: Dr Françoise Barbira-Freedman
Joseph Philp (2011)
Research Title:  Kinship, money and social obligations in southern Togo
  • Supervisor: Professor Harri Engund
Tom Powell Davies (2015)
  • Research Title: Of wood and flesh: human/tree relations in Asmat carving and cosmology
  • Supervisor: Dr Rupert Stasch
Yi Qiao (2015)
  • Research Title: Mirrors of History: Historicity, Ethics and Change in a Protestant Church in Contemporary China
  • Supervisor: Prof Joel Robbins
Yu Qiu (2011)
  • Research Title: Inter-racial marriage of Nigerian migrants and Chinese people in Guangzhou (China)
  • Supervisor: Dr Uradyn E Bulag

Lucia Rojas Rodriguez (2016)
  • Research Title: From the hacienda to the uprising: community, memory and historical narrative among indigenous leaders in Simiatug - Ecuador
  • Supervisor: Sian Lazar
Emmanuelle Roth (2016)
  • Research Title: After/before an Ebola outbreak: waiting for a new epidemic 'emergence' in Forest Guinea
  • Supervisor: Dr Christos Lynteris
Farhan Samanani (2013)
Research Title: Tangled visions of community in 21st century London.
  • Supervisor: Dr Sian Lazar
Leonie Schiffauer (2013)
  • Research Title: Marketing Hope: Pyramid Schemes in Postsocialist Siberia.
  • Supervisor: Professor Dame Caroline Humphrey

Julian Sommerschuh (2015)
  • Research Title: Changing Notions of the Good - Christianity and the State in the Transformation of a South Ethiopian Society
  • Supervisor: Prof Joel Robbins
Helena Spector (2016)
  • Research Title: Inequality, Indebtedness and Ethics in Deep South USA
  • Supervisor: Dr Sian Lazar
Lea Taragin-Zeller
  • Visiting Student
  • Research Title: The Varieties of Religious Reproduction - An Anthropological study of Orthodox Family Planning in Contemporary Israel
  • Advisor: Dr. Yael Navaro and Prof. Nurit Stadler
Zoia Tarasova (2016)
  • Research Title: Adoption, new reproductive technologies and animals: kinship transformations among the Sakha (Yakut) of northeastern Siberia
  • Supervisor: Dr Piers Vitebsky
Alexander Taylor (2014)
  • Research Title: Hardened Clouds and the End of the Digital World: The Data Centre Industry and the Developing Threats of Electromagnetic Pulse and Space Weather
  • Supervisor: Dr Christos Lynteris
Hui-Ju Tsai (2012)
Research Title: Contemporary Transnational East Asian Capitalism and the construction of “Chineseness”
  • Supervisor: Dr Uradyn E Bulag
Elizabeth Hunter Turk (2013)
  • Research Title: Suffering, Healing and Spiritual Counsel in Mongolia’s Age of the Market Economy
  • Supervisor: Dr David Sneath
Sofia Ugarte Pfingsthorn (2015)
  • Research Title: Exploring the moral economy of Chilean neoliberalism through the ethnographic lens of Haitian migration in Santiago
  • Supervisor: Dr Sian Lazar
Michael Vine (2013)
  • Research Title: Dryland: Identity, Desire, and Environmental Crisis in the American West
  • Supervisor: Dr Matei Candea
Elizabeth Ann Walsh (2016)
  • Research Title: Constructing a Public Iñupiat Identity in Barrow, Alaska
  • Supervisor: Dr Anita Herle
Hugh Williamson (2013)
  • Research Title: Between Nature and Politics: Agriculture & Sociality in the Saxon Villages of Transylvania, Romania
  • Supervisor: Dr Matei Candea

James Wintrup (2013)
Research Title: African welfare and Christian missionaries: obligation, dependency and neoliberalism in a Zambian mission hospital.
  • Supervisor: Professor Harri Englund
Frederick Wojnarowski (2016)
  • Research Title - Settling the desert: narratives of nomadic pacification and sedenterisation in the inter-war Arab world.
  • Supervisor - Dr David Sneath
Anna Wood (2015)
  • Research Title: Dependence and Freedom: an ethnography of family grant beneficiaries in urban Senegal
  • Supervisor: Prof Harri Englund
Jonathan Woolley (2013)
  • Research Title: Rede of Reeds: Land and Labour in Rural Norfolk
  • Supervisor: Dr Richard Irvine
Christina Woolner (2014)
Research Title: ‘It’s about love, of course! We don’t sing about war anymore': Love songs, persons and publics in post-war Somaliland
  • Supervisor: Profesor Harri Englund