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…

Being Human: Is obesity best understood as a social or biologically/evolutionarily-driven phenomenon?

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 we are featuring an essay by Katie Goode. Katie’s bio: I am a first-year anthropology student from Berkshire. I came across anthropology unexpectedly when looking for Read More…

Culture, Madness and Medicalisation: COVID, communities of colour and mental health

In our third year Culture, ‘Madness’ and Medicalisation module, students receive a critical introduction to today’s dominant psychological/clinical practices such as psychoanalysis, bio-psychiatry, psychotherapy, counselling and clinical psychology and the importance of anthropology in illuminating how psychological/clinical practices are dramatically shaping contemporary subjectivities and wider socio/cultural life. This year, our featured essay from the module Read More…

Alt. Vibes Online Festival

‘Alt. Vibes! A Spring in the step around Roehampton’ is a University of Roehampton, Wandsworth Council and community supported initiative funded by the Research England Strategic Priorities Fund. In lieu of a planned parade through Alton Estate and the University of Roehampton campus, this is an online performance featuring university partner the World Heart Beat Read More…