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Read more at: Dr Sanchez appointed as University Lecturer

Dr Sanchez appointed as University Lecturer

We're delighted to announce that Dr Andrew Sanchez will be joining us in September 2016 as a new University Lecturer. Dr Sanchez, who took his PhD at the London School of Economics in 2009, is the author of Criminal Capital: Violence, Corruption and Class in Industrial India (Routledge, 2015), which describes and analyses...


Read more at: Dr Candea wins the Pilkington Prize

Dr Candea wins the Pilkington Prize

Dr Matei Candea is one of this year’s Pilkington Teaching Prize winners. Twelve inspirational academics have been recognised for their outstanding quality and approach to teaching. The winners, listed below, will attend an awards ceremony at Queens’ College in June, where they will receive a prize from the Vice-Chancellor...


Read more at: 'Keeping in Steppe': Dr David Sneath on BBC Radio 3

'Keeping in Steppe': Dr David Sneath on BBC Radio 3

As Mongolia confronts the confusion of change in the modern world, Dr David Sneath describes how the country has sought solace in traditions of landscape and in the glories of the past. Listen to ‘Keeping in Steppe’ with Dr David Sneath on BBC iPlayer Radio. A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 3, first broadcast on 7...


Read more at: Miles, Mody and Probert: Marriage Rites and Rights
Miles, Mody and Probert: Marriage Rites and Rights

Miles, Mody and Probert: Marriage Rites and Rights

MARRIAGE RITES AND RIGHTS EDITED BY
JOANNA MILES, PERVEEZ MODY AND REBECCA PROBERT Recent years have seen extensive discussion about the continuing retreat from marriage, the increasing demand for the right to marry from previously excluded groups, and the need to protect those who do not wish to marry from being forced to...


Read more at: Winner of the 2015 APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize

Winner of the 2015 APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize

We are pleased to announce the 2015 APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize was won by Felix Stein of the Division of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge. The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) Board invited individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program to send stand-alone...


Read more at: Cambridge Social Anthropology remembers Sir John Rankin Goody

Cambridge Social Anthropology remembers Sir John Rankin Goody

The Division is sad to record the death on Thursday 16 July of Sir John Rankin Goody, a long-time member of the Department. Jack Goody taught Social Anthropology at Cambridge for thirty years, from 1954 until his retirement in 1984. In 1973 he was elected to succeed Meyer Fortes to the William Wyse Professorship. His many...


Read more at: Honorary Fellowship for Professor Maurice Bloch

Honorary Fellowship for Professor Maurice Bloch

The Division is delighted to learn that the distinguished anthropologist Maurice Bloch, who holds a PhD from Cambridge and was a Wyse Visiting Professor here earlier this year, has been elected to an Honorary Fellowship of the London School of Economics, where he taught for many years.


Read more at: Audrey Richards Prize Winner

Audrey Richards Prize Winner

We are pleased to announce this year’s winner of the Audrey Richards Prize, for the best performance in the Part I examination in Social Anthropology, is Thomas Bevan of Corpus Christi College.


Read more at: Sue Benson Prize for Best Part IIB Dissertation

Sue Benson Prize for Best Part IIB Dissertation

Winner: Camille Lardy (Sidney Sussex College) Every year, the division awards a prize of £200 to the most outstanding IIB dissertation. The prize is named in memory of Dr Sue Benson (1955-2005), an anthropologist who lectured, supervised and directed studies in Cambridge for 26 years and was an inspiration both personally...


Read more at: Senior Academic Promotions

Senior Academic Promotions

We are delighted that three members of the Division have been successful in the latest University Senior Promotions exercise. Our congratulations to: James Laidlaw and Susan Bayly who have received Professorships and to Anita Herle who has received a Readership. For full details see the Cambridge University Reporter