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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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ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund Awarded

We are delighted to announce that Laura Jeffery, Lucy Lowe and Jean-Benoit Falisse have been successful in getting a £3 million grant from the ESRC.

Visiting Researcher: Dr Chihiro Nakayashiki

We are pleased to introduce a new visiting researcher, Dr Chihiro Nakayashiki who will be an academic visitor for the next year.

Upcoming Events

Jan 17 Speaker: Dr John Harriss # Simon Fraser University Polanyi’s Great Transformation Today: the Political and Economic Origins of Our Times, and a Strategy for Change 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Anthropology Seminar Series

Jan 24 Speaker: Dr Lotte Segal # University of Edinburgh If you can’t take the heat of the kitchen: Anthropological thoughts on secondary traumatisation in a Danish Torture Rehabilitation Clinic 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Anthropology Seminar Series

Jan 31 Speaker: Dr Serra Hakyemez # University of Edinburgh Süreç Affects: Hope and Fear in the Waiting Rooms of the Law 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Social Anthropology Seminar Series