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CUSAS Brown Bag Lunch: Dr Joe Ellis

When Oct 30, 2019
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Meyer Fortes Room, Dept of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane
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Brown Bag Lunch with Dr Joe Ellis

Join us this Wednesday for our first Brown Bag Lunch of the year with Dr Joe Ellis, in the Meyer Fortes room, Department of Social Anthropology, from 1-2 pm.
Brown Bag Lunches are an informal, relaxed way to get to know members of our Department, and ask them about their research interests, fieldwork experiences, careers, or their ideas on Anthropology more generally. Bring your lunch with you and join us for a chat. Some snacks will be provided.

Dr. Joe Ellis is a UCL and Cambridge trained anthropologist who completed his PhD at our department last year. His research has largely been located in Mongolia and has covered a wide range of anthropological themes, including politics, morality, cosmology, and material culture. The topics of his work include the applicability of cognitive science to ritual; end of the world prophecies as political idioms; the making of shamanic material culture; violence & alcoholism within intimate relations; ‘ethnic' difference and modes of essentialism; the relationship of cosmologies to political-economies; and technologies of deception and ideas of gendered mobility. 

He is currently a College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Human, Social and Political Science at Pembroke College and an Affiliated Lecturer in our Department. He is supervising undergraduate courses SAN 1, SAN 2, SAN 3, SAN 5, and Dissertation writing, lecturing in SAN 3, SAN 6, SAN 9, A4, and MPhil courses Anthropology of Religion, and Theory, Method and Enquiry in Social Anthropology. He has previously held a teaching associate position in the Department and also taught Anthropology before and during his PhD.
Joe was shortlisted for a Student-Led Teaching Award 2019 for the best Undergraduate Supervisor in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. His experience as a postgraduate student, supervisor, and lecturer at our department may make this Brown Bag Lunch conversation especially interesting.

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