UCL Anthropology



  • Examine how resources (such as minerals, property, land, knowledge, and money) are made, imagined, claimed, allocated, withheld, and contested in rapidly changing economic contexts.
  • Critically assess models for economic growth in a mineral-rich country through ethnographic evidence.
  • Explore how social relationships and dynamics come to shape economic activities (such as loans, trade, land and mineral rights, and ideas about compensation and corruption) from the ground up.
  • Examine how different subjectivities are constituted by, and constitutive of, predictive economic narratives and their implementation in policy.
  • Question how political-economic decision-making and processes affect environmental change and ideas about ownership.
  • Document the kinds of futures being lived, imagined, desired, and enacted by different social groups. ​