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Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Anna-Riikka Kauppinen (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Anna-Riikka Kauppinen (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 28 May, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Anna-Riikka Kauppinen (University of Cambridge) God’s Deposits: Circulation of Cash and Charisma in Ghana’s Retail Banking When nine Ghanaian banks collapsed during the country’s 2017-2019 financial crisis, a popular Charismatic Pentecostal pastor was at the centre of public debate as the...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Michael Edwards (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Michael Edwards (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 21 May, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Michael Edwards (University of Cambridge) Real Change: Converting Politics in Burma/Myanmar “Real change”: This was the National League for Democracyʼs offer to voters in Myanmarʼs 2015 general election, the first since the apparent end of military rule. A vote for the party was a vote for a...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Deborah Jones (Max Planck - Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy & Social Change)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Deborah Jones (Max Planck - Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy & Social Change)

Friday, 14 May, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Deborah Jones (Max Planck - Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy & Social Change) Spectral Labour: Ghostwriting as Animation This presentation is about ghostwriters, people who write as and relinquish credit to someone else. Ghostwriting initially seems an archetypal case of ‘performance...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Paul Anderson (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Paul Anderson (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 7 May, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Paul Anderson (University of Cambridge) Exchange Ideologies and Merchant Politics in Post-Baathist Syria Drawing on the notion of language ideology from sociolinguistics, this paper proposes the study of “exchange ideologies” as a lens on processes of social identification and...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Leanne Williams Green (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Leanne Williams Green (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 30 April, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Leanne Williams Green (University of Cambridge) Baptist Christians and Alternative Views of Freedom in a Zimbabwean City Attributions of moral responsibility and human freedom are often linked together in discussions of ethics, the presumption being that a person must be free in order to be...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Claire Moll (University of Cambridge) and Danny Cardoza (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Claire Moll (University of Cambridge) and Danny Cardoza (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 12 March, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Senior Research Seminar with Claire Moll (University of Cambridge) and Danny Cardoza (University of Cambridge) Claire Moll: ‘No te voy a mentir’: The Ethics of speaking falsehoods in Rural El Salvador In rural El Salvador, one is hard pressed to encounter an interlocutor who will speak clear, true representations of his/...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Kelly Fagan Robinson (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Kelly Fagan Robinson (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 26 February, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Kelly Fagan Robinson (University of Cambridge) Dislocation and epistemic injustice in UK disability assessments In 2018, a Parliamentary review gathered 7,000 statements from disabled benefits claimants who had been subject to Work Capability Assessments (WCA) and/or Personal Independence...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Samuel Williams (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Samuel Williams (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 5 March, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Samuel Williams (University of Cambridge) The gift business: Learning to sell souvenirs in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar One of the world’s oldest marketplaces, Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar has transformed over recent decades into one of the world’s most visited tourist sites. Among the most eye-...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Daniel White (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Daniel White (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Daniel White (University of Cambridge) Model Emotion: Algorithmic, Android and Anthropological Approaches to Affect Anthropologists are not the only ones who have increasingly theorised affect over the last few decades. In the mid-1990s, computer scientists at MIT began examining affect from...


Read more at: Senior Research Seminar with Dr Holly Porter (University of Cambridge)

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Holly Porter (University of Cambridge)

Friday, 12 February, 2021 - 16:15 to 18:00

Senior Research Seminar with Dr Holly Porter (University of Cambridge) Moving toward ‘home’: love and relationships through war and displacement The processual nature of affinal relationships is well established in Africanist anthropology. This talk calls greater attention to spatial considerations and proposes the concept...