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Read more at: New MOOC launched to improve cross-disciplinary understanding of cancer risk

New MOOC launched to improve cross-disciplinary understanding of cancer risk

Cancer Research UK launched a new MOOC (massive open online course) on 17 January. Different approaches to risk and its communication form the subject of this new, bitesize online course, which is aimed at helping early career researchers to define and communicate the idea of cancer risk across disciplinary boundaries. The...


Read more at: New Book - How We Struggle A Political Anthropology of Labour by Professor Sian Lazar
How we struggle

New Book - How We Struggle A Political Anthropology of Labour by Professor Sian Lazar

When it comes to labour movements, unionised industrial workers on the factory floor have only ever been part of the picture. Across so many different workplaces, sectors of the economy and geographical contexts, the question of how working people struggle in the day-to-day has no single answer. Here Sian Lazar offers a...


Read more at: Welcome to Dr Mike Degani

Welcome to Dr Mike Degani

Welcome to our new Assistant Professor in Environmental Anthropology This term the Department warmly welcomes Dr Mike Degani as our Assistant Professor in Environmental Anthropology. Mike is an anthropologist of infrastructure and energy in Africa and beyond. Having received his PhD from Yale University in 2015, he then...


Read more at: Introducing a new phase of Camthropod

Introducing a new phase of Camthropod

Camthropod is the podcast of the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. We’ve had 25 amazing episodes so far, with more in the pipeline. Ranging from interviews with visiting scholars to documentary soundscapes, all brought to us by students, research fellows, and faculty associated with the...


Read more at: New Joint Track with the Faculty of Divinity

New Joint Track with the Faculty of Divinity

At the beginning of the academic year 2020-21, the Department introduced a new joint track option in the HSPS undergraduate degree. The joint track in Modern Religion and Social Anthropology is being run on a five-year trial basis. The new joint track option was devised following planning between the HSPS Tripos and the...


Read more at: New JRF at Christ’s College for Dr Ori Mautner
Dr Ori Mautner

New JRF at Christ’s College for Dr Ori Mautner

Dr Ori Mautner builds on his previous successes with a four-year Junior Research Fellowship In October 2022, Ori Mautner, a postgraduate of the Department, began a four-year Junior Research Fellowship at Christ’s College Cambridge . At Christ's, Ori will analyse unique but little-understood models and practices of living...


Read more at: The Carol R Ember Book Prize Winner – Dr. Juan M. del Nido
Taxis vs Ubers

The Carol R Ember Book Prize Winner – Dr. Juan M. del Nido

Winner of the Carol R Ember Book Prize Award Dr. Juan M. del Nido has won The Carol R Ember Book Prize award for his publication, Taxis vs. Uber: Courts, Markets, and Technology in Buenos Aires . Del Nido is an economist (BHons, Universidad del CEMA) and social anthropologist (MSc, University of Edinburgh; PhD, University...


Read more at: Winners announced in the 2022 Postgraduate Fieldwork Photographic Competition
Food Ethnography

Winners announced in the 2022 Postgraduate Fieldwork Photographic Competition

Winners announced in the 2022 Postgraduate Fieldwork Photographic Competition The Department of Social Anthropology is delighted to announce the winners in this year’s Postgraduate Fieldwork Photographic Competition. The judges found it even more challenging than usual to rank this year’s submissions, because they were all...


Read more at: HSPS degree at Cambridge University is top rated in the Guardian University Guide 2023

HSPS degree at Cambridge University is top rated in the Guardian University Guide 2023

The Department of Social Anthropology is delighted to add the top ranking position for Anthropology as part of the Human, Social and Political Sciences degree at the University of Cambridge in the Guardian's latest guide, to their list of former external recommendations from QS World University Rankings in 2018; the...


Read more at: Cambridge researcher involved in British Sign Language translation first for anthropological journal
DEAF singing Kelly F Robinson

Cambridge researcher involved in British Sign Language translation first for anthropological journal

Cambridge researcher involved in British Sign Language translation first for anthropological journal Knowing by DEAF Listening, by Kelly Fagan Robinson Dr Kelly Fagan Robinson , a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Research Fellow and Postgraduate Tutor at Clare Hall has s ince 2007 worked alongside Deaf professional artists...