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Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Joe Anderson Gun Culture,Gun Ownership,Embodiment and the anthropology of the body,California,History,National Belonging,San Diego,Phenomenology,United States,America,Anthropology of the United States,ethnography,Anthropology of ethics
Sebastien Bachelet Morocco,political anthropology,Human rights,Migration studies,illegality,advocacy,creative arts
Alan Barnard Professor Emeritus; Honorary Professorial Fellow; formerly Professor of the Anthropology of Southern Africa Southern Africa,Hunter gatherers,Human origins,Origins of language,Archaeology and anthropology,History of anthropology
Richard Baxstrom Professor of Anthropology and the Humanities; Deputy Head of School and Director of Learning and Teaching - School of Social and Political Science Urban anthropology,Cinema,Art,popular culture,Southeast Asia,Anthropology and Philosophy,Anthropology of ethics,Religion And Ritual,Witchcraft,History of anthropology,North America,Neoliberal Governmentality,Neoliberalism 5.29 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4051; for matters pertaining to SPS Learning and Teaching:
Tom Boylston Lecturer Ethiopia,the Ethiopian Orthodox Church,Anthropology of Christianity,Media anthropology,Game studies 5.03 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3909
Bridget Bradley Medical Anthropology,Diagnosis,Classification,identity,Beauty,Hair,Embodiment and the anthropology of the body,gender,femininity and masculinity,shame and stigma,Mental Health,Self Care,Medicalisation and Expertise,Activist Anthropology,Silence,Trichotillomania,Body Focussed Repetitive Behaviours,Anthropology of Britain  +44 (0)784 0011 224
Francesca Bray Professor Emerita of Social Anthropology Material Culture,China and East Asia,Gender regimes,Agriculture and the politics of food,Technology and society
Marina Fernández-Buil Anthropology of History,Anthropology of the Senses,Ethnomusicology,Historicity,Temporality,Embodiment,Performing Arts,Politics of Space,Memory,Cultural Rights,Culture Commodification,Heritage,Politics of Representation and Knowledge Production,Collaborative Ethnography,Hereditary Musicians,Western Rajasthan,South Asia
No Photo Lucy Bull Childhood and Youth Studies,ethnography,national identity,organizations and institutions
Janet Carsten Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology 5.24 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3935
Hsiao-Chiao Chiu ERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Kinship and relatedness,Kinship-related rituals,Gender,Marriage and marital preferences,Taiwan,China G. 03 
22a Buccleuch Place
+44 (0) 131 6505928
Juan Alberto Claux Anthropology of psychiatry,Schizophrenia and other mental illnesses,Medical ethics,Biomedicine and politics
Jacob Copeman Senior Lecturer South Asia,Gurus,Atheism,Blood Donation,Tissue Economies,Social Reform,Media,Technology and society,India,Medical Anthropology,Names and Naming 5.03 Chrystal Macmillan Building
+44 (0)131 6506860
Magnus Course Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology ethnography,Mythology and folklore,Memory,Language and Identity,Gaelic Scotland,crofting,Environment,fishing,the sea,Chile,South America 5.23 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3893
Jamie Cross Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology; Associate Dean (Knowledge Exchange and Impact), College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences ethnography,International development,South Asia,renewable energy,Solar photovoltaics,Technology and society,Sub-Saharan Africa Room 5.28 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Office: +44(0)1316515181 Mobile: +44(0)7552817310
Resto Cruz Kinship and relatedness,Siblingship,personhood,Work,social mobility,Middle class,Inequality,Inheritance,Education,Professions,Transnational labour migration,Care,Intergenerational relations,Philippines,Southeast Asia,Austronesia
Jennifer Curtis Postdoctoral Fellow  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Don Duprez Medical Anthropology,Indigenous cosmologies,kinship and gender,Reproductive Health,Anthropology of time,Refugee studies,Urban anthropology,Religious practices,Biomedical knowledge(s), practices and technologies,Diaspora and transnationalism,Subjectivity and Personhood,organizations and institutions,ethnography,China and East Asia,Southeast Asia  1-720-980-6382
No Photo Leah Eades Medical Abortion,Medical Anthropology,Reproductive Health,Reproductive Politics,Abortion,Medical abortion
Stefan Ecks Senior Lecturer; Deputy Director (PG Taught) Medical Anthropology,Medical pluralism,Anthropology of Pharmaceuticals,Anthropology of food,Transcultural psychiatry 4.28 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 6969
Alexander Edmonds Professor of Social and Medical Anthropology Anthropology of health and medicine,War veterans,Mental health,Military cultures,Military psychiatry,Plastic surgery,gender and beauty,Health and international development,Ethnicity and race 4.26 Chrystal Macmillan Building
+44 (0)131 650 9920
Daisy Fung anthropology at home,chronic illness,chronicity,ordinary ethics,friendship,London,biography,citizenship,medical anthropology /
Jamie Furniss Lecturer in International Development Middle East and North Africa,Anthropology of development,Egypt,Waste and waste collectors  +44 (0)131 651 5675
Alex Gapud Memory,identity,England,Post-imperialism,Materiality,Politics of Memory,Past-presencing,Historical consciousness,heritage,colonial aphasia,Silence,Metropolitan Postcolonial Memory  +44(0)7580 268376
Alex Gapud Teaching Fellow 5.12 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Sandalia Genus Medical Anthropology,Pharmaceuticals,Vaccination,Political Economy of Health,Malaria,Clinical Trials,Global Health,International development,Tanzania
Alysa Ghose Feminism,gender,Religious Identity,Witchcraft,femininity and masculinity,Intersectionality,spirits and the dead,Cuba,Latin America and the Caribbean,Power (domination,authority,legitimacy),personhood,ontology,spiritual development,intergenerational relationships,Kinship,knowledge production,empathy,intuition,African diaspora religions,embodiment and materiality,race  +44 7961902513
Véronique Gilbert Sexuality,Seduction,Material Culture,Witchcraft,Anthropology of emotions,Gender,Marriage and polygamy,Anthropology of food,Anthropology of Love,Feminism,Embodiment and the anthropology of the body,Senegal
Chrissie Wanner multispecies ethnography,medical and veterinary anthropology,Kinship,Human-animal relationships,Britain
Marcelo Gonzalez Galvez Symmetric Anthropology,Anthropology of Knowledge,Amerindian Studies,Ethnicity and Identity,Indigenous Epistemologies  +44 (0)131 650 4203
Anthony Good Professor Emeritus; Professorial Fellow South Asia,Immigration,Kinship,Hinduism,Legal anthropology,Legal pluralism,asylum seekers and refugees  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Chandra Gurung
Andreas Hackl Teaching Fellow: Anthropology of Development 4.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 6515357
No Photo John Hagström Anthropology of non-religion,Secular humanism,Atheism,Secularism and secularity,Ethics and morality,Uganda
Ian Harper Professor of Anthropology of Health and Development; Director, Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology (EdCMA) International development,South Asia,Medical Anthropology,Global Health Policy 6.07 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3816
John Harries Senior Teaching Fellow and Deputy Director of the Undergraduate School (Progression and Student Experience) time and temporality,indigeneity and identity (particularly in postcolonial settler societies),matter and materiality,the senses and the environment,Canada,Newfoundland,the Beothuk,social memory,contentious heritage 5.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building
+44 (0)131 651 3065
Morteza Hashemi Leverhulme ECF Social theory,Sociology of knowledge and science,Sociology of Technology,Religion Studies,transhumanism,Immigration,postsecularism,Anthropology of Technology 5.12 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
No Photo Gaia von Hatzfeldt Politics of transparency and accountability, governance, anti-corruption activism,Social movements, civil society,Anthropology of democracy, India
Naomi Haynes Chancellor's Fellow and Lecturer in Social Anthropology Christianity,Political economy,Southern Africa,Hierarchy,Values,Economic anthropology,Religion And Ritual G.1 
22 George Square
+44(0)131 650 4052
Luke Heslop Sri Lanka; class; kinship; families; business; politics; politicking; merchants and traders; markets; work; protests; performance; and vegetables.  
Casey High Senior Lecturer 5.21 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Lotte Hoek Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology Media anthropology,Sexuality,Visual Culture,Cinema,Urban Ethnography,South Asia,Bangladesh,Pakistan 5.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 6544
Juli Huang Lecturer in Anthropology of Development Pro-poor markets,Carbon markets,Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),social enterprise,Gender and Development,Science,technology and development,Corporations,Anthropology of Money,Alternative currencies,Economic anthropology,International development,South Asia,Bangladesh,Iran 5.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4269
Delwar Hussain Lecturer and Chancellors Fellow ethnography,Gender and Sexuality,Borderlands,Bangladesh,Fences,South Asia,Modernisation,Decolonisation,War on terror,Political Islam,Religious Identity,labour,religion,LGBT,Spain,history,Pakistan,India  George Square
+44 (0)131 651 5071
Laura Jeffery Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology Forced displacement,Migration studies,Environmental anthropology,Indian Ocean studies,Anthropology of Britain,Mauritius,Chagos islanders,Critical heritage studies,Environment and society,Conservation and development,Human-environment relations,Maldives,Seychelles,Ethnomusicology,Migration and development,intangible cultural heritage,roads and connective infrastructure 5.20 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (131) 651 3860
Tobias Kelly Professor of Political and Legal Anthropology Political and legal anthropology,Political violence,Pacifism,Human rights,Anthopology of Britain,Historical Anthropology,Israeli-Palestinian conflict 3.23 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (131) 650 3986
Lilian Kennedy Memory,Subjectivity and Personhood,Dementia,Care,Love,time and temporality,Family relationships,Kinship and relatedness,STS,GPS tracker technology,NHS
Justin Kenrick Honorary Fellow Climate Change and Sustainability: Can community responses in the Global North and South enable the politically possible to be reshaped by the ecologically necessary?,Central Africa: Is it possible to reconceptualise and reshape conservation and development projects so that they support rather than devastate local people's lives?,Commons Regimes, Indigenous Peoples Rights and Life Projects:  
Dr László Lajtai Psychiatric Anthropology,Anthropological Linguistics,Mauritius,Indian Ocean,Inequality,Caste,Slavery and Slave Trade  +44 (0)131 6504688
Dr. Jenny Lawy Anthropology of Botswana,Indigenous Peoples,higher education,identity politics,Power,minority politics,minority rights,Advocacy,recogntion,voice,democracy,Citizenship  +44 (0)7432423105 or
Hannah Lesshafft Medical Anthropology,art and healing,self-and-other,Imagination,care,self-care,Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM),Faith healing,Social Movements,Health inequalities,Ethnography,Mixed methods research,Brazil
No Photo Henrietta Lidchi
Lucy Lowe Refugee studies,Reproductive Health,Maternity,Medical Anthropology,Immigration and asylum policy,Humanitarianism,Legal anthropology,Somalia,Kenya,Urban anthropology,Fertility  
No Photo Lucy Lowe Programme Director MSc Medical Anthropology, Deputy Director Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology Feminism,gender,Reproductive Health,Somalia,Migration and Displacement,Refugee studies,,Motherhood,Reproductive Justice,Diaspora and transnationalism,Gender and Health,Kenya,sexuality 5.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4286
Siobhan Magee ERC Research Fellow Kinship and relatedness,Marriage,History and Memory,especially as explored through intergenerational relations,Gender and Sexuality,Material Culture,United States,Poland,Political and economic anthropology G.3 
22a Buccleuch Place
Mairi O'Gorman Values,Indian Ocean,Seychelles,Youth,Return / transnational migration,intimacy
Laura Major Career Development Fellow (Lecturer), Social Anthropology Ethnography,Memory,Material Culture,Conflict and Post-Conflict Politics,Museum Studies,Anthropology of Death,Anthropology of the body 3.20, 3F1 
18 Buccleuch Place
0131 6511 329
Diego Malara the Ethiopian Orthodox Church,spirit possession,divination,art and healing,personhood,orthodoxy and heterodoxy,fasting and ascetism,passions and passiones
Roslyn Malcolm Autism,Biomedical knowledge(s),practices and technologies,Embodiment,Empathy,Intersubjectivity,Human-animal relationships,Science and technology studies,History of science and medicine,Sociality,Kinship,sensorium,Phenomenology,Interdisciplinary Research,Energy  +44 (0)131 623 2860
Iris Marchand
Q. Adam Marshall Cambodia,Phnom Penh,Religion And Ritual,Khmer Buddhism,Khmer Evangelical Christianity,belief,the 'heart',ethics,Space,place and the city,Subjectivity and Personhood,nationalism,Modernity,Anthropology of the state
Rebecca Marsland Head of Social Anthropology; Senior Lecturer Medical Anthropology,Tanzania,East Africa,Funerals,International development,HIV and AIDS,Witchcraft,Human-animal relationships,Bees,Veterinary Anthropology 5.06 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3864
No Photo Sidharthan Maunaguru Newton Fellow 5.12 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Maya Mayblin Lecturer 5.22 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Stephen McConnachie Uganda,Buganda,East Africa,Happiness,Conceptions and pursuit of the good life,Well-being,Values,Morality
Hannah McInnes-Dean Maternity,Paternity,Parents and parenthood,Gender and parenting,Sex & Gender,Reproductive Health,Kinship,Medical Anthropology,Childbearing,Perinatal care and support,Parental Leave
Alice Nagle Performativity,Sexuality,Religious Identity,Childbearing,Embodiment and the anthropology of the body,Christianity,Comedy and Humour,gender,marriage,Religion And Ritual,Kinship,Anthropology of the United States,Subjectivity and Personhood,agency,East Africa,life cycles,ethics and ideology,pregnancy,Pregnancy Loss,social reproduction
No Photo Kate Milosavljevic Post-doctoral research fellow Science and technology studies,Human-animal relationships,Bees,Biomedical knowledge(s),practices and technologies,Agriculture and the politics of food,new scientific and medical technologies,,Urban Ethnography,Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods,prostheses,Technology and society 3.22 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 6630
Tine Armed Forces,Military cultures,Medical anthropology,Mental Health,Ethnicity and culture,Violence,Trauma and PTSD
Agathe C. Mora Anthropology of Law,Bureaucracy,property restitution,Transitional justice,Anthropology of institutions,Evidence,Kosovo,Europe
Declan Murray Electricity,Rubbish,Trash,Solar,Energy,Waste,Power,Design,Repair,Photovoltaics,E-waste,Maintenance,Infrastructure
Pia Noel Medical Anthropology,Global Mental Health,Nepal and the Himalaya,Medical pluralism,Development and Humanitarian Aid,Transcultural psychiatry,Anthropology of psychiatry,International development,Public health,Disability Studies
R. Elliott Oakley Environmental anthropology,Amazonia,Guyana,Indigenous Peoples,Conservation and development,Waiwai people,personhood
Katarina Ockova Kinship and relatedness,History and Memory, especially as explored through intergenerational relations,Jewishness,Diaspora and transnationalism,Marriage and marital preferences,Community Belonging,Religion And Ritual,gender,Slovakia
No Photo Takamasa Osawa Indonesia, Sumatra, Indigeneity, ethnicity, tribal identity, post-foragers
No Photo Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic Senior Research Fellow (Ancon, ERC funded) Sovereignty,Cosmopolitics,Anti-Zionism,Jewish Left,Russia,Anthropology of Religion,Macedonia,Failure,Cultures of atheism 4.12 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Eirini Papadaki ERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Kinship,adoption,,motherhood,gender,Sexuality,marriage,ethics,unwed pregnancy,Greece G.03 
22a Buccleuch Place
Dr Tristan Partridge Value,Collective Action,Work & Labour,Indigenous Life Projects,Energy & Infrastructure,Fracking
Silvia Pergetti Energy transition,Solar energy,Distributed generation,International development,Rural electrification,Materiality,Infrastructure,Grid,India,West Bengal
Tania Porqueddu Medical Anthropology,Population movement/migration and health,Medical pluralism,Anthropology of Pharmaceuticals,Anthropology of food,Transcultural psychiatry
Ayaz Qureshi Lecturer in Medical Anthropology ethnography,Pakistan,Public health,Bureaucracy,HIV/AIDS,Gender and Development,Neoliberal Governmentality 5.02 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 5361
Rishabh Raghavan Light and electricity,Citizenship,Criminality,Bureaucracy,Police
Annie Ramirez Scottish Catholicism,Popular Religion and Institutional Religion,Community Belonging,Scottish Hebrides
Lindsay Randall Gender,,Kinship,Islam,International development,Ethiopia,Marriage and polygamy,Anthropology of time,Feminist Theory,Political Anthropology,Ecnomic Anthropology,Anthropology of Childhood,Agency and Subjectivity  +44 07397812730
Liz Ravalde
Koreen Reece ERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Kinship,Marriage,Care,Crisis,HIV and AIDS,Children and childhood,International development,Humanitarianism,NGOs,Social work,Botswana,Southern Africa 4.12 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Jeevan Sharma Senior Lecturer in South Asia and International Development Migrant labor,Migration and development,livelihoods,Gender and Development,Youth,human rights,Development and Humanitarian Aid,Global Health,Reproductive & child health,Monitoring and Evaluation,Nepal and the Himalaya,South Asia 5.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 6511760
No Photo Ting Ting Shum China,Infectious Disease,Tuberculosis,Public Health Practice and Policy,Care,Subjectivity and Personhood,Value
Kimberly Sigmund Natural Medicine,Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM),Mexico,Latin American Culture and Society,Healthcare,Medical Anthropology,Power (domination, authority, legitimacy)
Leila Sinclair-Bright Career Development Fellow (Research and Teaching) Politics of belonging,Citizenship,Political and legal anthropology,Zimbabwe,Land Reform,Human rights,Humanitarianism,ethnography,postcolonial state and civil society,art and anthropology 3.22 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0) 131 6506630
Jonathan Spencer Regius Professor of South Asian Language, Culture and Society Religion and Politics,Sri Lanka,South and Southeast Asia,Buddhism,War and peace 3F1, 3.24 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 3944
Alice Street Senior Lecturer Anthropology of Melanesia,Biomedical knowledge(s), practices and technologies,hospital ethnography,State building,International development,Bureaucratic Power,nutraceuticals G.1 
22 George Square
+44 (0)131 6515573
E. Michelle Taylor Senior Research Fellow, DiaDev Global Health,International development,Control of neglected zoonotic and tropical diseases,diagnostics,drug discovery and development,Development aid,Evidence G.1 
22 George Square
+44 (0)131 6504081
Emma Teale Christianity,Scotland,Prophecy,Spiritual territorialisation,Temporality,Celticism,Religious heritage,Leadership and Organisation
Neil Thin Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology; Deputy Director of the Undergraduate School (Progression and Student Experience) happiness,wellbeing and the good life,political bilingualism,virtue signalling and conspicuous compassion,appreciative research,aspirational social planning 5.27 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3880
Dimitri Tsintjilonis Lecturer Death,sacrifice,personhood,spirit possession,monsters,Indonesia,Greece 5.30 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3934
Eva Vernooij Research Fellow HIV and AIDS,Medical Anthropology,Biomedical knowledge(s),practices and technologies,health care systems,policy and interventions,diagnostics,hospital ethnography,sub-Saharan Africa  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Grit Wesser Career Development Fellow (teaching and research) Cold War and post-Cold War studies,kinship and gender,ritual and personhood,history and memory,feminism,Eastern Germany,Anthropology of Europe,Anthropology of the state,Migration and citizenship 3.20, 3F1 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 4681
Catherine Whittaker Gender,and Violence,Mexico,Mesoamerica,Nahuatl,morality,cosmology,Narrative,Intersectionality,Catholicism,Marginality,Democracy,Religion And Ritual,Politics of Indigeneity,Cosmopolitics,Testimony and memory
Inna Yaneva-Toraman Anthropology of the body,personhood,death,Melanesia,Material Culture,Masks,Religion And Ritual,Christianity,Economic anthropology,land ownership,indigenous rights,Conservation and development
Candice Hiu-Yan Yu UK,Citizenship,Marriage and Intimate Relationships,Social Mobility,employment barriers,highly educated migrants,agency,China,Class and social stratification,Migration studies