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Dr Allen Abramson

Allen Abramson

Contact: a.abramson@ucl.ac.uk

Field research in Fiji focusing on gender and sexuality; property relations, land rights and land rites; and cultural dimensions of economic development. Field research in Britain, Europe and New Zealand on landscapes of risk, latter-day epic and dangerous games.


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Dr Marc Brightman

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Contact: m.brightman@ucl.ac.uk

Filed research in Amazonia, focusing on questions of leadership, environmental politics and indigenous forms of property (particularly in the context of UN-REDD), the political role of music and ritual, and the relationship between art objects, social space and group solidarity.


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Dr Rebecca Empson

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Contact: r.empson@ucl.ac.uk

Conducts research in Inner and East Asia, especially Mongolia, focusing on personhood and subjectivity, the politics of memory, exchange across bodily and territorial boundaries, new religious economies, migration and diaspora communities, visual and material culture.  


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Dr Luke Freeman

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Contact: luke.freeman@ucl.ac.uk

Recent research among Malagasy cattle drovers has led to an interest in how the co-evolutionary relationship between humans, animals and the environment is imagined, symbolised and lived. He is also does research on political charisma, authority, and rhetoric.


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Dr Martin Holbraad

Martin Holbraad

Contact: m.holbraad@ucl.ac.uk

Conducts research is in Cuba, focusing on Afro-Cuban religions and socialist politics. Themes of research include myth, consecration, cosmology, imagination, political subjectivity and the relationship between anthropological and philosophical analysis.


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Dr Jerome Lewis

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Contact: jerome.lewis@ucl.ac.uk

Working with Central African hunter-gatherers and former hunter-gatherers, Jerome's research focuses on socialization, play and religion, egalitarian politics and gender relations, and techniques of communication.


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Dr Ruth Mandel

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Contact: r.mandel@ucl.ac.uk

Fieldwork on Turkish, Kurdish, and Greek migrant workers in Berlin, in conjunction with fieldwork on returned migrants in Turkey and Greece. More recent work in post-Soviet Central Asia, primarily Kazakhstan.


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Dr Alexandra Pillen

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Contact: a.pillen@ucl.ac.uk

Field research in Sri Lanka and on Kurdish communities in London, focusing on the anthropology of war and violence, linguistic anthropology, socio-linguistics and discourse analysis, medical anthropology, and the anthropology of gender.


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Prof Charles Stewart

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Contact: c.stewart@ucl.ac.uk

Research on folklore and religion in Italy and Greece. Current interest in Greek dream narratives from an original perspective combining historical testimonies from antiquity and the middle ages with accounts of contemporary informants.


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Dr Michael Stewart

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Contact: m.stewart@ucl.ac.uk

Field research among Hungarian Roma (Gypsies) and Romanian shepherds and farmers. Focus on political and economic anthropology, historical anthropology, the anthropology of genocide, socialist and post-socialist transformations, and cognitive anthropology.


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