Modern Social Anthropology is the comparative study of societies and social change. Social anthropologists at UCL study society globally but also focus upon what is culturally different and strange about the West.
Social Anthropology staff and students at UCL are currently working in areas that include:
- Anthropology of democratic political institutions
- Hungarian & Romanian Gypsies
- Dangerous games and extreme sports
- Rainforest conservation in West Africa
- The Indian sari
- Gender, sexuality and the body
- Medical anthropology in the Caribbean
- Immigration and ethnicity
- Dreams in Greek culture
- Developmental projects and NGOs
For further information about the
department’s Social Anthropology areas of research, take a look at the Social Anthropology research
For more information on studying Social Anthropology at UCL, please visit information for Prospective Students page.