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PhD student Fred Wojnarowski has been awarded the IUAES Commission on Nomadic Peoples Best Student Essay Prize 2020

The Department are delighted to announce that current PhD student Fred Wojnarowski has been awarded the IUAES Commission on Nomadic Peoples Best Student Essay Prize 2020 for his article 'The ghosts at the feast: contested settlement, land rights, and identity in the Jordanian Badiya’. His article will be published in the...

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Professor Dame Caroline Humphrey awarded the Royal Anthropological Institute's 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

The Department is delighted to share the news that our long-time colleague Professor Dame Caroline Humphrey, who was the first Sigrid Rausing Professor of Social Anthropology in this Department, and founder of our Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit, has recently received two awards. She received the Royal Anthropological...

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The appointment of Dr Juan del Nido

We are delighted to welcome Dr Juan del Nido as the Philomathia ‘Ethics of Technology’ postdoctoral fellow to the Department and specifically to the Max Planck-Cambridge Research Centre. Juan recently completed an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship after his PhD, at the University of Manchester and he brings a fantastic range of...

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Engaging with the so-called “hard to reach” in cancer field research

According to scientists and health professionals, the promise of early cancer detection is underpinned by three key ideas: cancer is more treatable if diagnosed early; medical and statistical technologies can 250x250-hands_pump_priming-hard_to_reach.jpg sort populations according to clinical constructions of ‘cancer risk...

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Three ESRC Fellows join the Department for 2020-21

We are delighted to have three ESRC fellows in the Department in 2020-21. Dr Sofia Ugarte Since the turn of the century, Latin America has witnessed the displacement of millions of its inhabitants due to ongoing political instability, economic crises, violence, land scarcity, rapid urbanisation, and poverty in different...

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MPhil student, Spencer Kaplan, is awarded the Eric Wolf Prize by the Society for the Anthropology of Work

Recent MPhil student, Spencer Kaplan, has been awarded The Society for the Anthropology of Work’s Eric R. Wolf Prize, for his research entitled,’ 'Bringing Your Full Self to Work': The Fashioning of LGBTQ Bankers on Wall Street’. The prize recognises graduate student research on the topic of the anthropology of work...

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Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology is expanding

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology ( CEA), has been expanding with a steady increase in entries as well as the addition of a new teaching resource. 250x250-160622b-cea-logo-blue-negative-small.jpg The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a major outreach initiative from the Department of Social Anthropology at...

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Spaces of Care

New publication - Dr Perveez Mody: Spaces of Care

This edited collection examines the ways in which the emerging interdisciplinary study of care provokes a reassessment of the connections and disjuncture between care and governance, ethics, and public, personal and professional identities. Featuring chapters by five anthropologists (Koreen Reece, Elena Khlinovskaya...

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Applications now open for the new MPhil in Social Anthropological Research at the University of Cambridge

The new MPhil in Social Anthropological Research at the University of Cambridge provides specialist training in Social Anthropology to students with a first degree in the discipline, either on its own or as part of a joint degree. social_anthropology_lecture_given_by_senior_member_of_department.jpg Applications are now...

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Decolonising Anthropology: a new online resource

Decolonising Anthropology: a new online resource A collective of teaching staff and students at Goldsmiths, University of London have produced a new online resource to think about decolonisation and its relationship to anthropology as an academic discipline. The aim of the site ( https://www.decolonialanth.co.uk/ ) is to...

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