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Alex Archer (2018)

Alex Archer (2018)

Research Title: (Post) Brexit futures? Sheep farming, morality and human-animal relations in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales

Supervisor: Professor James Laidlaw


I am an ESRC-sponsored pre-field PhD candidate in social anthropology. I read for my undergraduate degree at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and Masters at the University of Oxford, England, both in social anthropology. My doctoral research is focused on Romanian Orthodoxy amongst transhumant ciobani [shepherds] in Transylvania. Specifically, my research explores the relationship between the liturgical and pastoral calendars and the intimacies of their interweaving in both the everyday and spiritual experience of my interlocutors.

Research Interests

The Anthropology of Ethics and Morality, The Anthropology of the Good, More-Than-Human Anthropology, An Ecology of Life, Human-Animal Relations, Romania, Eastern Europe, Pastoralism, Solitude and Silence, The Anthropology of the Landscape, The Anthropology of Christianity, Conservation and Anthropology, History and Anthropology