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Social Anthropology



Social Anthropology at Edinburgh is a major international centre of undergraduate and postgraduate training, and we offer regional specialisations in Africa, South Asia and Latin America.

We are also one of the premier research departments in the United Kingdom. Rooted in a strong disciplinary tradition our research asks challenging questions about contemporary global problems, putting us at at the cutting edge of Social Anthropology.

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Jamie Cross invited to join RSA

Congratulations to Jamie Cross who has been invited to join the fellowship of the RSA.

Anthropology PhD student wins Dor Bahadur Bista Prize

Congratulations to Samuele Poletti

Upcoming Events

Sep 22 Speaker: Dr Diego Malara # University of Edinburgh The Devil and the Holy Water 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Anthropology Seminar Series

Sep 29 Speaker: Prof Khiara Bridges # Boston University; Introduced by: Dr Lucy Lowe # University of Edinburgh An Ethnography(-To-Be) of the Reproduction of Class-Privileged Women of Color 15:00 (2 hours) Hugh Robson Building Lecture Theatre

Social Anthropology Seminar Series

Oct 13 Hosted by: Lotte Hoek # University of Edinburgh Afternoon of Ideas 14:00 (3 hours) CMB Staff Room

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