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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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Anthropology PhD student wins Dor Bahadur Bista Prize

Congratulations to Samuele Poletti

Honorary Fellow Joy Hendry receives award

The Japanese government awarded Dr Henry with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays.

Upcoming Events

Sep 22 Speaker: Dr Diego Malara # University of Edinburgh Spirits of Modernity 15:00 (2 hours) TBC

Social Anthropology Seminar Series

Sep 29 Speaker: Prof Khiara Bridges # Boston University An Ethnography(-To-Be) of the Reproduction of Class-Privileged Women of Color 15:00 (2 hours) TBC

Social Anthropology Seminar Series