Graduate Students

List of current MPhil/PhD Students and Thesis Titles

Biological Anthropology

Title Supervisor(s)
Aalaa Al-Shamahi   Christophe Soligo
Claudia Amphlett Climate change, drought impacts and the coexistence of people and large carnivores in East African rangelands Katherine Homewood and Sarah Durant
Farid Belbachir Aspects of carnivore ecology and interactions with human communities in the Algerian Sahara, with particular reference to North-African Cheetah Katherine Homewood and Sarah Randall
Sarah Brooke   Katherine Homewood
Kathleen Bryson The cognitive and adaptative roots of prejudice and discrimination in humans and other apes Volker Sommer
Nikhil Chaudhary Social Evolution and the Behavioural Ecology of BaYaka Pygmies Andrea Migliano, Ruth Mace
Mark Dyble The behavioural ecology of Agta hunter-gatherers Andrea Migliano, Ruth Mace
Myrtille Guillon The evolution of human cooperative and punitive behaviours: A phylogenetic comparative approach. Ruth Mace and Tom Currie
Olivier Hymas   Katherine Homewood
Bram van Leeuwen The role of individual factors and the social environment in shaping adolescent behaviour Ruth Mace
Marie-Annick Moreau The Role of Aquatic Resources in Rural Livelihoods on Tanzania's Rufiji River Floodplain Katherine Homewood
Abigail Page
The Other ‘Allo’: Communal Breeding, kinship and Ecological Variability among the Agta Andrea Migliano and Ruth Mace
Gemma Price Environmental, ecological and phylogenetic correlates of cranial shape variation in strepsirrhine primates Christophe Soligo and Anjali Goswami
Deniz Salali
Social structure, cultural transmission and cooperation in Mbendjele (BaYaka) hunter-gatherers Andrea Migliano and Ruth Mace
Antonio Silva
The Costs of Inter-Cultural Interaction – A Case Study on Protestant and Catholic Communities in Northern Ireland Ruth Mace
Matthew Gwynfryn Thomas The Dynamics of Human Cooperative Groups Ruth Mace and Andrea Migliano
Adaoma Wosu Effects of Tourism and Conservation on Intertidal Resource Users Katherine Homewood
Anas Yahaya Quantification of Differences in the Levels of Facial Asymmetry of Hausa Ethnic Group in Nigeria, Correlation between Socioeconomic Status and Medical History Christophe Soligo and Ruth Mace

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Material Culture

Title Supervisor
Gabrielle Ackroyd Financial and symbolic intersections of the house in the Irish Republic Victor Buchli and Adam Drazin
Maria Angel Colombia’s Digit@l Orph@ns and Childless P@rents: maintaining sentiments across national borders Rodney Reynolds and Susanne Küchler
Ana Carolina (Carol) Balthazar

The consumption of time and the regeneration of lives in Margate, UK Daniel Miller and Martin Holbraad
Elizabeth D'Antonio Inside the American Dream: An Ethnography Daniel Miller and Victor Buchli
Jane Dickson Roofscapes: Housing, Governance and The Materialisation of Sustainability Victor Buchli and Yvonne Rydin
Nick Gadsby Presence, Absence and Transcendence: The Digital Materiality of MMOs. Daniel Miller and Lane Denicola
Anna Hoare Making Space: Architectures amd Settlements of Post-Normadic Irish Travellers Victor Buchli
Kohar Hokdanian-York   Daniel Miller
Shisachila Imchen The Megaliths of the Naga of Northeast Chris Tilley
David Jeevendrampillai An historical spatial-ethnography and ‘auto-ethnography’ of suburban commercial practices Victor Buchli and Sam Griffiths
Iestyn Jones   Ludovic Coupaye and Susanne Kuechler
Hala Kilani Hima, a way of Being Mike Rowlands
Aleksi Knuutila Subjects of the worldly kingdom: Intimacy, agency and social change among evangelical community development activists in Austin, Texas Daniel Miller and Charles Stewart
Yang-Yi Kuo Lost Home(lands) Reinvented: Material Culture of the Chinese Diaspora and Their Family in Taiwan Chris Tilley
Chih-I Lai Crafting Taiwan through Design Michael Rowlands
Simone Mangal The Real Life of Things: Social and Environmental Values of Commodities Daniel Miller
Hyun-Jung Oh An Ethnography of the Use of Video Games in Residential Care Susanne Kuechler
Devorah Romanek Re-remembered: the collaborative creation of a digital catalogue Susanne Kuechler
Francesca Simon Millar Digital Heritage: The Networked Technology of the Digital Image Graeme Were
Michael Shea Visions of the Future at the Japanese Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Victor Buchli and Susanne Kuechler
Louisa Sherman
Designing Hong Kong: building on a ‘barren island”, dwelling in a ‘good-place land’. Chris Tilley
Juliano Spyer The effects of Social Networking Sites related to class mobility in Brazil Daniel Miller and Lucia Michelutti
Hannah Swee   Susanne Kuechler
Tiziana Traldi Dual earning families and their paid housewives: negotiating boundaries between ‘blood’ and ‘fictive’ kinship. Daniel Miller and Suzanne Kuchler
Saffron Woodcraft Another failed utopia? What does social sustainability mean for the planning, development and formation of new urban communities? Victor Buchli and Hannah Knox

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Medical Anthropology

Title Supervisor(s)
Caroline Ackley Negotiations of intimacy and morality in Hargeysa, Somaliland Sara Randall and Jo Cook
María Ignacia Arteaga Pérez The care in the network: Everyday experiences of colorectal cancer treatments in London Sahra Gibbon and Jo Cook
Jesse Bia The Social Perception of Regenerative Medicine in Japan (working title) Sahra Gibbon and David Napier
Elena Cingolani
  David Napier and Joe Cain
Elizabeth Elliott A Medical Landscape in Laos David Napier, Therese Hesketh
Eirini Kampriani Cultural Management of Genetic Knowledge in the Case of 'Female' Cancer. Embodied Risk and the Moral Landscape of Women's Health Roland Littlewood

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Social Anthropology

Title Supervisor
Clementina Amankwaah Continuity and Change in the making of Elites: University Students in Post War Sierra Leone Barrie Sharpe
Marian Anastasoaie Work, Knowledge and Value-Producing among Tobacco Growers in Cuba Michael Stewart (co)
Alessandra Basso Ortiz Performing ethics in socialist Cuba: a case study of Afro-Cuban religions in Perico Martin Holbraad
Ulrike Cokl Cultural Hospitality Practices, Tourism and the Economy of Relationships in Bhutan. A View from a Bhutanese Village David Napier, Joe Calabrese and Geoffrey Samuel
Gill Conquest Designs for the Pluriverse? Assembling Power and Knowledge in Extreme Citizen Science Jerome Lewis, Marc Brightman
Razvan Dumitru Regulating the Post-Socialist Market: Moldova Michael Stewart (co)
Georgia Efremova Alternative social movements in the Czech Republic Michael Stewart
Dominic Esler
Catholicism among Sri Lankan Tamils Alex Pillen and Rebecca Empson
Tobia Farnetti Indigenous cosmologies of northeastern Siberia Martin Holbraad and Rebecca Empson
Dia Flores Debt of Gratitude, Shame, and Religion amongst Filipina Immigrants in London Ruth Mandel
Jennie Gamlin Environmental risks to child health: pesticides,reproduction and indigenous knowledge in Nayarit, Mexico Nanneke Redclift
Katrina Holland Sniffing Towards Knowledge: Interspecies Relationships and Knowledge Production with Detection Dogs Sahra Gibbon and Rebecca Empson
Maria Iancu Ada Kaleh Tales: Topographies of Displacement, Memory and Translocal Imaginaries Charles Stewart and Ger Duijzings
Myriam Lamrani Mexican Folk Religion / ‘Equal in Death’- Saints and Sinners in Oaxaca, Mexico Martin Holbraad and Charles Stewart
Alexia Liakounakou Austere Beauty: Cosmetic medicine in Greece during the financial crisis Charles Stewart and Joe Calabrese
Charlotte Loris-Rodionoff Syrians in Revolution and Exile: an Ethnography of the Everyday Life on the Syrian-Turkish Border Martin Holbraad and Charles Stewart
Rebecca Lynch Cosmologies of Control: Self, Spirits and Agency in Contemporary Trinidad Roland Littlewood and Allen Abramson
Inge Mascher Brizuela State and Illegality in Mexico. An Anthropology of people's encounters with the State Mukulika Banerjee
Athena Meselidou   Mukulika Banerjee
Lorna Mumford An Ethnographic Exploration of Nonreligious ‘Cosmic and Social Imaginaries’ and Notions of the ‘Good’ Charles Stewart
and Allen Abramson
Caitlin O'Grady HIV/AIDS in India: Western-oriented health care and traditional schemas of spiritual pollution David Napier and Sahra Gibbon
Farhana Hoque The Journal of Cultural Identity in Chittagong Hill Tracts: A Transgenerational Approach Roland Littlewood and Susanne Kuechler
Salim Aykut Öztürk Armenians between Istanbul and Armenia: An Ethnography of Communal Identity in Transnational Contexts Ruth Mandel and Susan Paul Pattie
Raluca Pernes   Michael Stewart
Ellen Potts The UK Climate Camp movement towards radical solutions to climate change Jerome Lewis
Alex Saran Domestic wilderness: exotic pet ownership in the UK. Allen Abramsona and Dr. B. Sharpe
Cathryn Townsend Transformation in Egalitarian Societies: Examining the emergence of inequality amongst Baka hunter-gatherers Jerome Lewis
Kaya Uzel
Cosmology, Development, and Iconoclasm in Postcolonial Burkina Faso Martin Holbraad and Amna Malik

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