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Department of Social Anthropology



Meredith McLaughlin holds a joint fellowship between Homerton College and The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute, Cambridge. She has a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology from Yale University and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford. Meredith’s research lies at the intersections of the anthropology of ethics and the anthropology of the state. Her doctoral research focused on the social worlds of claims-making in rural North India, following how ethical and political subjectivities are forged through the pursuit of material needs and wants. Her current research continues to explore how aspirations and moral imaginaries relate to the bureaucratic forms of social service provision.


Anthropology of bureaucracy and the state; ethics & morality; political values; anthropology and social policy; care and welfare; development studies; and religious studies.

Junior Research Fellow, Homerton College
THIS Institute Fellow

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