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Read more at: Engaging with the so-called “hard to reach” in cancer field research

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...


Read more at: Three ESRC Fellows join the Department for 2020-21

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...


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

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...


Read more at: Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology is expanding

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...


Read more at: New publication - Dr Perveez Mody: Spaces of Care
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...


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

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...


Read more at: Decolonising Anthropology: a new online resource

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...


Read more at: Ori Mautner named winner of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion student essay prize competition.

Ori Mautner named winner of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion student essay prize competition.

Ori Mautner has been named winner of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion student essay prize competition. The American Anthropological Association’s Society for the Study of Religion has named Ori Mautner, one of our current PhD students, winner of this year’s prize for the best student essay. Our warmest...


Read more at: Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde wins the ASAUK Audrey Richards Prize 2020 for the best PhD dissertation in African Studies

Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde wins the ASAUK Audrey Richards Prize 2020 for the best PhD dissertation in African Studies

Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde wins the ASAUK Audrey Richards Prize 2020 for the best PhD dissertation in African Studies We are delighted to announce that one of our recent former graduate students has won a prestigious award for her PhD dissertation. Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde, who studied for her PhD (2013-2018) at the...


Read more at: How did homeless people and the support services they depend on, cope during the Covid-19 pandemic?

How did homeless people and the support services they depend on, cope during the Covid-19 pandemic?

How did homeless people and also the support services they depend on, cope during the Covid-19 pandemic and specifically the stay-at-home orders? Based on several months of fieldwork as a volunteer and numerous interviews in several institutions in the UK, Dr Johannes Lenhard continued his work with homeless people, the...