The messiness (and vulnerability) of field research

By Felicity Inns We all know the importance of considering ethics when doing research and to consider the emotional effects of research on participants – in my case when delving into memory (Halbwachs, 1992) and remembrance (Marshall, 2004). I was presenting a lecture on basic social research methods for my students, focusing on ethics, and Read More…

Organs without grief: the potentials of the pig model in Danish experimental transplantation research

This week in the CRESIDA seminar series, our speaker is Anja Jensen from the University of Copenhagen, who is sharing her research on the potentials of the pig model in Danish experimental transplantation research. Come and join us on Thursday, March 7th at 4.15pm in Room G070 at Parkstead House to learn more. Abstract In Danish transplant experiments, research Read More…

Introduction to Social & Cultural Anthropology – Review of ‘The Mushroom at the End of the World’ by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

As part of our first year Introduction to Social & Cultural Anthropology  module, students complete a reading seminar where they have to read and review a significant anthropological monograph – Anna Tsing’s “The Mushroom at the End of the World”. This week, our featured review of the book is by Jana-Sharmila Sen. Jana’s bio: I’m a Read More…

The anthropology of hair

In our first year Key Skills in Anthropology module, students are introduced to the fundamental academic skills necessary to succeed in university and post-university employment. As part of the course, students are asked to write an essay on the topic of hair from a social and biological anthropological perspective. This week we are featuring an essay by Read More…

Kinship: The effects of migrating to the West on Luo kinship and tradition

In our second year Kinship: Comparative & Contemporary Studies module, students are introduced to key theories and debates in the anthropological study of kinship. This week, our featured essay is by Tiffany Ayieko. Tiffany’s bio: After two years of Anthropology, both biological and social, I’ve fallen more for social anthropology – although the biological discipline still fascinates Read More…

ESRC SeNSS Studentships in Social Anthropology at the University of Roehampton

SeNSS (South East Network for Social Sciences) is one of only 14 UK ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships which will be offering a number of full-funded ESRC doctoral studentships (for Home and EU applicants) to start in September 2019. The Centre for Research in Evolutionary, Social and Interdisciplinary Anthropology (CRESIDA) at the University of Roehampton offers both standard 3-year Read More…