Dr Nadine Beckmann and Dr Colette Berbesque have both won inaugural Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, making CRESIDA the only centre in the University to have multiple staff members win awards.
Dr Beckmann conducts research on HIV/AIDS and Islam; sexuality, reproduction and notions of morality and uncertainty in Zanzibar; and biopolitics and health activism in Tanzania. She convenes the modules Kinship: Comparative and Contemporary Perspectives and HIV/AIDS and Global Health and teaches extensively into other modules in the Anthropology programme.
Dr Berbseque conducts research on human ecology; evolution of the hominin diet; and evolution of cooperation, prestige, and hierarchy. She convenes Human Ecology and Adaptation and Hunter Gathers and Human Evolution and teaches extensively into other modules in the programme.