Jacob Copeman

Jacob Copeman
Dr Jacob Copeman
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Social Anthropology
Social AnthropologySchool of Social and Political ScienceUniversity of Edinburgh
5.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building Edinburgh UK
+44 (0)131 6506860
Research Interests
South Asia, Gurus, Atheism, Blood Donation, Tissue Economies, Social Reform, Media, Technology and society, India, Medical Anthropology, Names and Naming

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Selected publications

2014 Social Theory After Strathern (co-edited with Alice Street). Special Issue of Theory, Culture & Society.

2013 South Asian Tissue Economies (edited). Special Issue of Contemporary South Asia.

2012 The Guru in South Asia: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives (co-edited with Aya Ikegame). Routledge. (South Asian edition - 2013). 

2009 Blood Donation, Bioeconomy, Culture (edited). Special Issue of Body & Society.

2009 Veins of Devotion: Blood Donation and Religious Experience in North India. Rutgers University Press. (South Asian edition - Routledge India, 2012).   


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Topics interested in supervising

I welcome enquiries from students interested in pursuing projects that relate to my broad interests in tissue economies/biological exchange, medical anthropology, technological cultures and radical social reform movements; and in aspects of South Asian society, especially caste and communal politics, 'guru cultures', and the politics of names and naming.

If you are interested in being supervised by Jacob Copeman, please see the links below for more information:

PhD in Social Anthropology; PhD in South Asian Studies