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Read more at: Professor James Laidlaw appointed as William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology

Professor James Laidlaw appointed as William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology

The Division of Social Anthropology is delighted to announce the election of the eighth William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology, to succeed Professor Henrietta Moore, who was preceded in turn by Professors Marilyn Strathern, Ernest Gellner, Jack Goody, Meyer Fortes, J. H. Hutton, and T. C. Hodson. James Laidlaw has...


Read more at: Wyse Prize for Best Undergraduate Dissertation Proposal 2016

Wyse Prize for Best Undergraduate Dissertation Proposal 2016

Winner: Martin Freimüller (Trinity College) Ten entries were received, all of them prepared to high standards. The quality and diversity of proposed dissertation projects are, as in previous years, very impressive. Thematically, they address various aspects of the arts, media, politics, religion and activism. Regionally...


Read more at: Jo Cox MP (1974-2016)

Jo Cox MP (1974-2016)

It is with the deepest regret that we record the untimely death of Jo Cox (née Leadbeater), who came up to Cambridge in 1992 taking her Part I in Archaeology and Anthropology then Social and Political Science. She graduated in 1995 and was elected to Parliament as Labour Member for Batley and Spen at the 2015 General...


Read more at: Dr Nahum-Claudel awarded a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship

Dr Nahum-Claudel awarded a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship

We are pleased to announce that Chloe Nahum-Claudel has just been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship which she will hold at the London School of Economics from March 2017. Her research project is entitled ‘Intimate Witchcraft: forging human life between unseen and phenomenal worlds’. Here is what she says...


Read more at: Dr Sehlikoglu appointed Research Fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Pembroke College

Dr Sehlikoglu appointed Research Fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Pembroke College

We're delighted to announce that from October 2016 Dr Sertaç Sehlikoglu will be the Abdullah Mubarak Al-Sabah Research Fellow in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Pembroke College. Dr Sertaç Sehlikoglu is a social anthropologist working on gender and subjectivity specialised on Turkey and the Middle East. She analyses...


Read more at: Judges' Report on 2016 Graduate Photography Competition

Judges' Report on 2016 Graduate Photography Competition

Caroline Humphrey and Rupert Stasch May 15, 2016 The ten entries in this year’s “Images Fresh from the Field” competition were all richly deserving of awards, and it was very difficult to choose among them. The judges sought to evaluate the submissions according to their technical, aesthetic, and epistemological features...


Read more at: Dr Richard Irvine wins a CUSU Teaching Award

Dr Richard Irvine wins a CUSU Teaching Award

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Richard Irvine is one of this year’s winners for the student led, CUSU Teaching Awards 2016. Now in their third year, the CUSU Student-Led Teaching Awards are a unique opportunity for students to recognise the exceptional contribution those who teach and support them have made to...


Read more at: Dr Anthony Pickles: There's no such thing as a natural-born gambler

Dr Anthony Pickles: There's no such thing as a natural-born gambler

There’s no such thing as a natural-born gambler by Dr Anthony Pickles This short article aimed at a general audience shows that while gambling is thought to be a ubiquitous part of human nature, this is just a fiction borne out of familiarity. Many parts of the world didn't have gambling, at least until the last 150 years...


Read more at: Hear from a visiting Postdoc: Dr Eduardo Dullo

Hear from a visiting Postdoc: Dr Eduardo Dullo

In 2015-16, the Division of Social Anthropology welcomed Dr Eduardo Dullo as a visiting Postdoc. Before going to Cambridge, where I was planning to stay for one year, I did what any traveller should do: I asked those who had already been there what to expect. A former professor gave me some relevant advice: to be on time...


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...