Anthropology student Bobine Notenboom has been awarded a SeNSS scholarship

Our third year student Bobine Notenboom has been awarded a studentship through the SeNSS (South East Network for Social Sciences) Doctoral Training Partnership scheme to pursue a Master’s and Doctoral dissertation for her project titled ‘The Sacred Volcano and the Extremely Large Telescope: Structural Violence and Conflicting Notions of Pollution at Mauna a Wākea, Hawai’i’. Read More…

Forthcoming course on Human-Animal Studies

Our postdoctoral fellows Ricardo Ontillera-Sanchez and Giovanna Capponi are glad to present Human-Animal Studies: An Introduction for Postgraduate Students. This RSDP course will contribute to a better understanding of one of the most rapidly growing international fields of research. Specifically, in demonstrating how ethnographic research is one of the tools which allows exploration of the Read More…

The anthropology of facial 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 a Read More…

HIV/AIDS & Global Health: Social responsibility and Stigmatisation of Sex Workers in Ruili, China

Our third year HIV/AIDS and Global Health module, which explores broader anthropological questions around HIV/AIDS, illness and healing, sexual and reproductive relationships, and global health. As part of the module students are required to design a HIV awareness poster or research proposal. This week, we are featuring a research proposal by Nanchang Gadong on HIV Read More…

Being Human: The anthropology of menstruation

As part of our first year Being Human module, students write an essay where they consider social and biological anthropological perspectives on a key topic in anthropology.  This week, our featured essay is by Vlada Sosis. Vlada’s bio: I am a first year anthropology student, originally from Ukraine. After I finished a Fine Arts degree Read More…

Spotlight on… Giovanna Capponi

Position: Postdoctoral fellow, ‘From Feed the Birds, To Do Not Feed the Animals’ Bio: Born in Italy, Giovanna obtained her first degree in Anthropology at the University of Bologna. She then moved to London to study a MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS, and she continued her PhD in Social Anthropology at the Read More…