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Anthropology in the Professional World Seminar Series

The seminars will be held on Wednesdays at Daryll Forde Seminar Room from 6.00pm. All welcome.

Autumn 2015

14th October - Dawn Nafus, Intel
Traversing: Doing Anthropology Inside and Outside Markets

Dawn Nafus is a senior research scientist at Intel Labs, where she conducts anthropological research to inspire new products and services. She has published widely on experiences of time, gender and technology, ethnography in industry, and most recently, quantification. She co-leads the Data Sense project, which created data processing and visualization tools for nonexpert use ( She is the editor of Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life (MIT Press) co-author of The Quantified Self (MIT Press 2016) with Gina Neff.

4th November - Jim Mott, Bamm London
Smile Don't Smile: From the field to the cutting room floor

Jim is an Associate Director at BAMM London, a collective of photojournalists, videographers, strategists and researchers. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork across the world for some of the worlds biggest brands in technology, automotive, finance and FMCG. Jim is a regular speaker at research industry events, most recently he has spoken on Material Culture at the AQR annual conference and on the Material Culture of luxury at the MRS luxury conference. 

2nd December - Helle Thorsen and Christine Saab, Ipsos Mori

Organisers: Hannah Knox, Adam Drazin and Ruth Mandel

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