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Department of Social Anthropology


The Department of Social Anthropology is delighted to announce that four Gates Cambridge Scholars will start postgraduate courses with us in Michaelmas 2022.  Zoljargal Enkh-Amgalan (Mongolia) will be joining the MPhil in Social Anthropological Research course. Ila Ananya (India), Alaa Hajyahia (Israel, Palestine), and Adaiah Hudgins-Lopez (United States) will join the PhD in Social Anthropology programme.

We’re especially proud that two of the students awarded PhD studentships are current students in our MPhil programme.

‘The Gates Cambridge Class of 2022 will be made up of 79 outstanding scholars and we are delighted that four of these scholars will be studying in the Department’, commented Professor Sian Lazar, Head of Department.

The Gates Cambridge scholarship programme is the University of Cambridge’s leading international postgraduate scholarship programme.  It was established through a US$210 million donation to the University of Cambridge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000; this remains the largest single donation to a UK university. Since the first class in 2001, Gates Cambridge has awarded over 2,000 scholarships to scholars from 111 countries who represent more than 600 universities globally and more than 80 academic departments and all 31 Colleges at Cambridge.

More details about the Gates Cambridge programme and the full class of 2022 scholars are available here -