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Research Students

For a list of past students since 2008 please see PhDs Awarded

Shumaila Ahmed (2016)
  • Research Title: Between “Islamic Piety” And “Britishness”: Ethical Self-Making
  • Among Devout British Muslim Women
  • Supervisor: Professor James Laidlaw
Alex Archer (2018)
  • Research Title: La munte: An anthropological investigation of contested landscapes and landscape use in the Romanian Carpathians
  • Supervisor: Professor James Laidlaw
Clarissa Baerenfaenger (2017)
  • Research Title: Christianity, Gendered Imaginaries and Changing Ni-Vanatu Notions of Personhood
  • Supervisor: Professor Joel Robbins
Mohammed Uzair Belgami (2018)
  • Research Title: 'Al-Ulama Warith Al-Anbiya' The Constitution of Islamic Scholars in Mauritania
  • Superviser: Professor Joel Robbins
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: Scientific Persuasions: as ethnography of evidence-based psychotherapy
  • Supervisor: Dr Maryon McDonald
Kasia Buzanska (2017)
  • Research Title: Language, Identity and Plurinationalism in the Schooling Environment of Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • Supervisor: Dr Sian Lazar
Danny Cardoza (2017)
  • Research Title: Monologic technologies among Jehovah's Witnesses: Working out sameness in Satan's system of things
  • Supervisor: Professor Joel Robbins
Thandeka Cochrane (2015)
  • Research Title: Telling Tales: Struggles of power, discourse and epistemology in southern Africa
  • Supervisor: Prof Harri Englund
Juliet Davies-Horn
  • Supervisor: Dr Maryon McDonald
Norma Deseke (2014)
  • Research Title: Practices of Innovation & Ethics at the Intersection of Art, Science and Technology in Barcelona.
  • Supervisor: Dr. Matei Candea
Sam Farrell (2017)
  • Research Title: Democracy, Morality and Imagination: the Importance of Elections in a Chewa Village in Rural Malawi
  • Supervisor: Professor Harri Englund
Priscilla Garcia (2015)
  • Research Title: Faithful Citizens: Pentecostal Politics, Cultural Change and Morality in Brazil
  • Supervisor: Prof Joel Robbins
David Ginsborg (2016)
  • 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: "Global Climate Change and Christian Theology in Kiribati"
  • Supervisor: Professor Joel Robbins
Victoria Hall (2016)
  • Research Title: Imaginal Selves and Animal Narratives: The Complexities of Personhood in Rajasthan
  • Supervisor: Dr Francoise Barbira-Freedman
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: Education and Values among Young Muslim Intellectuals in Java
  • Supervisor: Dr. Paolo Heywood
Anthony Howarth (2012)
Research Title: Recalling the Invisible: Nomads Land, or a Right to he City? Nomadic perceptions of place and space in the case of Romany Gypsies in North East London, examined through a focus on what are known as ‘stopping places’.
  • 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

Jan Jensen (2018)
  • Research Title: God in Binary: A study of the use of digital media in Christian communities
  • Supervisor: Dr Stasch
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
Peter Lockwood (2015)
  • Research Title: The Promise of Prosperity: Households, Generations and the Moral Economy of Wealth 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
Sarthak Malhotra (2018)
  • Research Title: 'Walls tell stories': The production and use of heritage in contemporary India.
  • Supervisor: Professor Susan Bayly
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: Between ‘Repairing the Self’ and ‘Repairing the World’: The Practice of Insight Meditation among Israeli Jews
  • Supervisor: Professor James Laidlaw
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
Heidi Mogstad (2017)
  • Research Title: Affective interventions: volunteer humanitarianism in response to the 'refugee crisis'
  • Supervisor: Professor Harri Englund
Claire Moll (2017)
  • Research Title: Political Pentecostals: the Salvadoranization of Christianity and its implications on the economic development of El Salvador
  • Supervisor: Professor Joel Robbins
Edward Moon-Little (2017)
  • Research Title: The Metaphysics of Pakhangba: Kingship and ritual in Manipur
  • Supervisor: Dr Mark Elliott
Natalie Camille Morningstar (2015)
  • Research Title: The Effort of Doubt: Critiquing the Liberal Subject in Post-Recession Ireland
  • Supervisor: Prof Harri Englund
Angel Naydenov (2017)
  • Research Title: Mastering Time: Rhythms of Work and Leisure in a Chinese Village.
  • Supervisor: Dr Bulag
Thressia Octaviani (2018)
  • Research Title: Local Tourists in Sumba
  • Supervisor: Dr Stasch
Gabriele Ollinor (2018)
  • Research Title: 'Illegality', race and subjectivity: being an undocumented migrant in contemporary Italy
  • Supervisor: Dr Perveez Mody
Sera Yeong Seo Park (2018)
  • Research Title: Commemoration, Ethical Subjectivities, and Activism after the Sinking of the Sewol Ferry
  • Supervisor: Professor James Laidlaw
Alice Pearson
  • Research Title: The Discipline of Economics
  • Supervisor: Dr Andrew Sanchez
Tom Powell Davies (2015)
  • Research Title: Asmat woodcarvings as mediators of social relations
  • Supervisor: Dr Rupert Stasch
Tim Pöhlmann
  • Research Title: Money, Law and Value in Javanese Neighborhood Communities
  • Supervisor: Dr Stasch
Yi Qiao (2015)
  • Research Title: Historicity, Ethics and Change in a Chinese City
  • Supervisor: Prof Joel Robbins
Sally Raudon
  • Research Title: Huddled Masses: Citizenship, Death, and the unclaimed body in New York City
  • Supervisor: Dr Lazar
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 Maryon McDonald
Giulia Sciolli (2017)
  • Research Title: Between ‘Force’ and ‘Choice’, ‘Involvement’ and ‘Detachment’: Striving for Good Care in Eating Disorders Treatment
  • Supervisor: Dr Maryon McDonald
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
Portia Spinks (2018)
  • Research Title: Down to the Countryside and Towards the Future: Reconfigurations of Space, Place and Identity within China's Eco Cities
  • Supervisor: Professor Caroline Humphrey
Zoia Tarasova (2016)
  • Research Title: Genofond: An empowering Discourse on the Genetic Uniqueness of Cattle and Humans among the Siberian Satha
  • Supervisor: Dr Piers Vitebsky
Jasmin Tavakovic (2018)
  • Research Title: Nervoza: Archival-to-Everyday Affectual Entanglements in Post-War Sarajevo
  • Supervisor: Dr Yael Navaro
Alexander Taylor (2014)
  • Research Title: Future-proofing the Digital World: Data Centre Security and the Threats of Electromagnetic Pulse and Space Weather
  • Supervisor: Dr Christos Lynteris
Laura Tradii (2017)
  • Research Title: From the Battlefield to the Memorial: Soldiers’ bodies and commemoration in contemporary Germany
  • Supervisor: Dr Paola Filippucci
Lee-Shan Tse (2017)
  • Research Title: Othering, identity and home-space: experiencing diasporic community in the global gateway of Hong Kong
  • Supervisor: Professor Susan Bayly
Sofia Ugarte (2015)
  • Research Title: Haitian women and the problem of labour migration in Santiago, Chile
  • Supervisor: Dr Sian Lazar
Samuel Victor (2018)
  • Research Title: 'Love Thy (Muslim) Neighbour': Evangelicals and the Moral Ambivalence of Hospitality in the American Bible Belt (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • Supervisor: Professor Joel Robbins
Elizabeth Ann Walsh (2016)
  • Research Title: Constructing a Public Iñupiat Identity in Barrow, Alaska
  • Supervisor: Dr Anita Herle
Carolyn Wason (2018)
  • Research Title: Conversion to mormonism in Urban Mongolia
  • Supervisor: Professor Joel Robbins
Michael Waters (2018)
  • Research Title: Ontologies of Climate Change: Exploring the Entanglement of the Iñupiat and Climate Science in Utqiaġvik, Alaska
  • Supervisor: Dr Hildegard Diemberger
Hugh Williamson (2013)
  • Research Title: Between Nature and Politics: Agriculture & Sociality in the Saxon Villages of Transylvania, Romania
  • Supervisor: Dr Matei Candea

Erin Williamson (2018)
  • Research Title:  Hope, forwards and backwards: Exploring perceptions of time, value and hope among Syrian refugees
  • Supervisor: Professor Joel Robbins
Frederick Wojnarowski (2016)
  • Research Title - Settling the desert: narratives of Bedouin sedenterisation and identity formation in Jordan
  • 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
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
Liangliang Zhang (2017)
  • Research Title: "Action through Non-action”: Self-making and Citizen-making through the Wudang School Self-Cultivation Network in the PRC
  • Supervisor: Professor James Laidlaw
Ruiyi Zhu (2017)
  • Research Title: Earning Money and Losing Face: Exploring Subjectivity of Chinese Miners in Mongolia
  • Supervisor: Dr Uradyn Bulag