Research students

Within the Centre for Research in Evolutionary, Social and Inter-Disciplinary Anthropology, we have a number of postgraduate students working on an exciting array of projects. If you are looking for funded PhD opportunities, we are part of the SeNSS and TECHNE doctoral training programmes.


Victor Mwakha Alati

Socio-cultural anthropology; local ecological knowledge; fisheries; tourism; ecosystem services


Rebecca Bathory

Dark semiotics: the capturing and circulation of dark tourist sites

Giovanna Capponi

Chickens, ritual and sacrifice in Candomblé (Italy and Brazil)

Yu-Chun Chen

Individuality, identity and embodiment: a case study of changing careers to become a dancer

Fasco I. Chengula

Local/traditional ecological knowledge; ethnography; environmental anthropology; Climate change: impacts (vulnerability), adaptation (resilience); rural livelihoods; and natural resources management and use.  

Wen-Chi Chu

Body as metaphor: Anthropology and epistemologies of non-anatomical body movement in the British context

Deepak Bhat Dundi

Living with wildlife in the time of human and wildlife conflict in the western Ghats, India

Piotr Fedurek           

Social bonds and stress in a hunter-pastoralist community

Jonathan Karkut

The anthropology of public policy within the context of the UNESCO global geoparks network

Felicity Inns

The Poppy: Poetry and patriotism or power and politics

Zina Morbach

Social resilience in baboons

  Kisiaya Saruni Mwasuni

Maritime oral traditions, Intangible cultural heritage, indigenous knowledge, traditional medicine, public health, cultural heritage tourism

Ricardo Ontillera

The culture of cockfighting in the Canary Islands

Monicah N. Sairo

Crafts production and Marine heritage making in Lamu Island, Kenya