CRESIDA seminar by Dr Giovanna Capponi on the multiple meanings of wild boar in central Italy

On 4 February 2021, Dr Giovanna Capponi from the University of Roehampton and CEFRES/Charles University in Prague presented a webinar in the CRESIDA seminar series titled ‘What does a wild boar mean to different people? Managing human-wildlife conflicts in Central Italy’. Abstract Wild boars, increasing in numbers and even in size, have been recently at Read More…

The anthropology of hairlessness

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 Read More…

Spotlight on… Nadine Beckmann

Position: Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology Bio: A native German, Nadine completed her undergraduate training and Master’s degree at the University of Muenster in Germany. She received her DPhil in anthropology from the University of Oxford in 2008, based on a dissertation on life with HIV/AIDS in a Muslim society, notions of morality and uncertainty, Read More…

Spotlight on… Garry Marvin

Position: Professor of Human-Animal Studies at the University of Roehampton Bio: Garry took his first degree at the University of East Anglia in 1974 and was awarded his PhD in anthropology at the University of Wales, Swansea in 1982 for his thesis on bullfighting in Andalusia, Spain. He has lectured in anthropology at the Universities Read More…

CRESIDA webinar by Magdalena Banaszkiewicz on tourism in the Chernobyl exclusion zone

On 21 October 2020, Dr Magdalena Banaszkiewicz from Jagellonian University in Krakow presented a webinar in our CRESIDA seminar series titled ‘Between interpretation and leadership: The Chernobyl Exclusion zone in guides narrative’. The webinar is now available to view below. Abstract This webinar presents the problem of interpretation of the heritage of the Chernobyl Exclusion Read More…

Spotlight on… Kirsten Bell

  Position: Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Roehampton Bio: Born in North Queensland in Australia, Kirsten completed her PhD in social anthropology at James Cook University in 2000 with a dissertation on Chondogyo, a new religious movement in South Korea. She worked in anthropology departments at the University of Northern Colorado in Read More…

Spotlight on… James Davies

Position: Reader in Social Anthropology and Mental Health at the University of Roehampton Bio: James obtained his doctorate in social and medical anthropology from the University of Oxford in 2006 with a dissertation the construction of the psychotherapeutic practitioner. He is also a qualified psychotherapist and has practiced in various settings, including the NHS. James Read More…

Spotlight on… Istvan Praet

Position: Reader in Social Anthropology at the University of Roehampton Bio: Born in Belgium, Istvan studied anthropology in Leuven. He then moved to the United Kingdom, where he obtained a doctorate in social anthropology from Oxford University in 2006 based on his research into conceptions and practices around shapeshifting amongst the Chachi – an indigenous Read More…

Spotlight on… Johnny Skinner

Position: Reader in Social Anthropology at the University of Roehampton Bio: Johnny completed his PhD in Social Anthropology in 1997 at the University of St Andrews, focusing on colonial relations on the British overseas territory Montserrat. He was there whilst the 1995 volcano crisis started and has looked at risk, tourism regeneration and development work Read More…