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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: Men out standing in their field: An ethnography of the flock and the fell in the English Dales and Lakes
  • 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
Mikkel Kenni Bruun (2015)
  • Research Title: Scientific Persuasions: ethnographic reflections on evidence-based psychological therapy
  • Supervisor: Dr Maryon McDonald
Kasia Buzanska (2017)
  • Research Title: Schooled Bodies & Voices: The Making of Plurinational Citizens in Cochabamba's Zona Sur
  • 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
Devi Chakrabarti (2019)
  • Research Title:  The Afterlives of a Disaster: Post-Earthquake Reconstruction and Spiritual Life in Bhaktapur, Nepal
  • Supervisor: Professor Susan Bayly
Thandeka Cochrane (2015)
  • Research Title: Telling Tales: Struggles of power, discourse and epistemology in southern Africa
  • Supervisor: Prof Harri Englund
Juliet Davies-Horn (2015)
  • Research Title: The empirical study of consciousness by cognitive neuroscientists in Denmark
  • 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
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, Complexities of Personhood, and Multiplicities of Narrative: Religious Pluralism and Changing Environmental/Ecological Awarenesses in Uttarakhand
  • 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: The Politics and Ethics of Progressive Muslim Activists in Java
  • Supervisor: Dr. Paolo Heywood
Corinna Howland (2014)
  • Research Title: Miracle grain: Indigeneity and the globalisation of quinoa from the Bolivian Altiplano
  • Supervisor: Dr Sian Lazar

Theo Hughes-Morgan (2019)
  • Research Title: Water in the Indian Himalayas
  • Supervisor: Dr Hildegard Diemberger
Jan Jensen (2018)
  • Research Title: Clear Message: Christian dialogics of morality in the Faroe Islands
  • Supervisor: Dr Stasch
Edwin Hao Chen Jiang (2019)
  • Research Title:  Suzhi education and moral evaluation in the People's Republic
  • Supervisor: Professor James Laidlaw
Nicholas Lackenby (2015)
  • Research Title: Time, History and Divinity amongst Serbian Orthodox Christians
  • Supervisor: Prof Joel Robbins
Camille Lardy (2015)
  • Research Title: ‘Caring for our Common Home’: Catholic Engagements in Secular Politics and Ecological Activism in Lyon, France
  • Supervisor: Dr Matei Candea
Xinying (Tracy) Liu (2019)
  • Research Title: Beyond Ethical Borders, Achieving Self-transformation: Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Movement in Catholic Philippines.
  • Supervisor: Professor James Laidlaw
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: Discovering Epic, Constructing Culture: Culture-Politics on China’s Western Frontier
  • Supervisor: Professor David Sneath
Dr Hannah Lucey (2019)
  • Research Title:  Homeless Mothers' Experience of Caregiving in Dublin, Ireland
  • Supervisor: Dr Perveez Mody
Sarthak Malhotra (2018)
  • Research Title: 'Walls tell stories': The production and use of heritage in contemporary India.
  • Supervisor: Professor Susan Bayly
Zuzanna Marciniak Nuqui (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
Charlotte Mills (2019)
  • Research Title: 'Normal' Bodies in Pain: Menstruation and Endometriosis among Women in the United Kingdom
  • Supervisor: Dr Perveez Mody
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: Generating Confianza: Trust relationship in rural 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
Ellen Myers (2019)
  • Research Title: Dance Festivals and Multicultural Nationalism among indonesian University Students
  • Supervisor: Dr Rupert Stasch
Angel Naydenov (2017)
  • Research Title: Mastering Time: Rhythms of Work and Celebration in a Chinese Village.
  • Supervisor: Dr Bulag
Thressia Octaviani (2018)
  • Research Title: Local Travel Clubs on Sumba, Indonesia: Rootedness and Cosmopolitan Encounters
  • Supervisor: Dr Stasch
Gabriele Ollino (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: Ethical, political, and affective landscapes of South Korea after the Sinking of the Sewol Ferry
  • Supervisor: Professor James Laidlaw
Alice Pearson (2015)
  • Research Title: The Discipline of Economics
  • Supervisor: Dr Andrew Sanchez
Tom Powell Davies (2015)
  • Research Title: Ritual Feasting and the Re/organisation of the Space and Time of Social Life in Asmat, Indonesian Papua
  • Supervisor: Dr Rupert Stasch
Beja Protner (2019)
  • Research Title:  Movements and emotional geographies of displacement and emplacement among recent migrants and refugees from Turkey in Greece
  • Supervisor: Dr Yael Navaro
Tim Pöhlmann (2018)
  • Research Title: Money, The State and Value in Javanese Neighborhood Communities
  • Supervisor: Dr Stasch
Summer Qassim (2019)
  • Research Title: Being Good Women: The Performance of Femininity and Euro-American Counterpublics
  • Supervisor: Professor James Laidlaw
Yi Qiao (2015)
  • Research Title: Historicity, Ethics and Change in a Chinese City
  • Supervisor: Prof Joel Robbins
Sally Raudon (2018)
  • 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
Javier Ruiz (2019)
  • Research Title: Manufacturing Contemporary Art: Craft and Automation in Carrara’s Workshops
  • Supervisor: Dr Andrew Sanchez
Giulia Sciolli (2017)
  • Research Title: Between ‘Force’ and ‘Choice’, ‘Involvement’ and ‘Detachment’: Striving for Good Care in an Eating Disorders Treatment Centre in Italy
  • Supervisor: Dr Maryon McDonald
Tuya Shagdar (2019)
  • Research Title: The postsocialist elites in Mongolia." Research interest: Elites, political economy, distinction, postsocialim and wealth.
  • Supervisor: Professor David Sneath
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
Jasmin Tabakovic (2018)
  • Research Title: Nervoza: Archival-to-Everyday Affectual Entanglements in Post-War Sarajevo
  • Supervisor: Dr Yael Navaro
Zoia Tarasova (2016)
  • Research Title: Human anxieties, bovine solutions: a discourse on conservation of a native cattle breed in northeastern Siberia.
  • Supervisor: Dr Piers Vitebsky
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: Traces of war, Eastern identities, and socio-political changes in rural Eastern 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
Samuel Victor (2018)
  • Research Title: "Truth or Love?": Orthodoxy, Pluralism and the Ethics of Relationships at a church in Tennessee
  • Supervisor: Professor Joel Robbins
Elizabeth Ann Walsh (2016)
  • Research Title: 'Like Ice Floes': Iñupiaq Sovereignty and Settler Migration on Alaska's North Slope
  • Supervisor: Dr Anita Herle
Carolyn Wason (2018)
  • Research Title: Christian clerical formation as negation of the British secular  
  • Supervisor: Professor Joel Robbins
Michael Waters (2018)
  • Research Title: Changing Climates, Shifting Worlds: Exploring the Articulation of Scientific and Indigenous Knowledges in Utqiaġvik, Alaska
  • Supervisor: Dr Hildegard Diemberger
Natasha Wessel-Bjerregaard (2019)
  • Research Title: Equality as sameness: Figurations of the future in Swedish exceptionalism.
  • Supervisor: Professor Joel Robbins
Erin Williamson (2018)
  • Research Title:  Hope, values and temporality among migrants in Samos, Greece
  • Supervisor: Professor Joel Robbins
Hugh Williamson (2019)
  • Research Title: Entrepeneurship in Haifa: the Perpetual Quest for Innovation and the Israeli National Imaginary
  • Supervisor: Professor James Laidaw
Frederick Wojnarowski (2016)
  • Research Title - Unsettling Times: land, political economy and protest in the Bedouin villages of Central Jordan
  • Supervisor - Professor David Sneath
Anna Wood (2015)
  • Research Title: Am nit, am xalis (having people, having money): an ethnography of distribution in Dakar, Senegal
  • Supervisor: Prof Harri Englund
Kevin Yildirim (2019)
  • Research Title:  Slipping through the Net: Informality and Migrant Labour in Istanbul’s Recycling Sector
  • Supervisor: Dr Andrew Sanchez
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: At the Interstices of States: A Study of Chinese Workers in Mongolia
  • Supervisor: Dr Uradyn Bulag