Section: Staff Profiles
n.b.: I will be on research leave from Jan 2013 - Jan 2014, so there will be no office hours in 2013. Please email to arrange an appointment or if you have an enquiry. Jacob.Copeman@ed.ac.uk
For details of (and in many cases access to) publications see:
Jacob Copeman has been Lecturer in Social Anthropology since 2009, having formerly been a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he was supervised by Dr Susan Bayly. His publications include Veins of Devotion: Blood Donation and Religious Experience in North India (2009), Blood Donation, Bioeconomy, Culture (ed. 2009), and The Guru in South Asia: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives (co-ed. 2012). He is currently working on five further projects: the first, a special issue of Theory, Culture & Society titled 'Social Theory after Strathern', the second a special issue of Contemporary South Asia titled 'South Asian Tissue Economies', the third on Indian practices of renaming, the fourth on the political lives of bodily substances in the subcontinent and the fifth on South Asian anti-superstition activism.
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:
This page was published on 19 December 2012