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Find out what some of our postgraduate researchers are working on.

  • Abercrombie, Amelia - How grammars leak: multilingualism in Prizren (Kosovo)
  • Al-Hudaid, Nada - Artistic mourning: religious rituals and rites among Shia in Kuwait
  • Arslan, Ersin - Reproduction in higher education in Turkey
  • Askari, Lana - Imagining future: planning, infrastructure and the state in Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Balázs, Anna - An archaeology of utopia: the lived space of postsocialism in an East Ukrainian industrial city
  • Benadi, Hanane - The Wasatiyya movement: Egyptian debates on religious tolerance, minority rights and democratic pluralism
  • Bonanno, Letizia - Politics, biopolitics and urban poverty: Greek self-organised clinics as means for the re-politicisation of health and social space
  • Borisova, Elena - Being immobile at a time of mass migration: labour migrants with re-entry bans and their families in northern Tajikistan
  • Boyd, Tom - When last year’s field is this year’s river: making a living during perennial flooding and rapid environmental change in Northeast India
  • Bradbury, James - Hinduism, communism and the making of community in postcolonial Kolkata
  • Calvet, Rodrigo - An 'anthropology of becoming' in Rio: urban transformation, state violence and the production of subjectivities in a Brazilian favela
  • del Nido, Juan Manuel - Taxis porteños: urban charisma and the Argentine
  • Dolezalova, Marketa - Czech and Slovak Roma migrants in Leeds: a study of the relationship between 'well-being' and kinship, identity and belonging
  • Douzina-Bakalaki, Phaedra - States of crisis and deprivation: the provision of food, clothes and healthcare in Xanthi, Northern Greece
  • Druker, Sofia - Knowledge and identity in the constructions of sense regarding education, learning and school (made) by Aymara families in Northern Chile
  • Elahi, Victoria - Beyond borders: social networks of refugees in Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Fajardo Escoffie, Jose - Following la papa nativa: a visual ethnography of a food commodity network in Peru
  • Fattori, Federico - 'Feeling China': experiencing hope and optimism in Beijing at the time of 'the Dream'
  • Fians, Guilherme - Citizens of the World: negotiating and juggling identities and engagements amongst Esperanto speakers 
  • Folz, Jasmine - Free and open source software in India: reconfiguring technology, autonomy and the state
  • Foster, John - The temporary contract and bureaucracy in a UK Employment Agency: fashioning the neoliberal subject?
  • Gama, Antonia - Urban struggles for life: an ethnography of eviction and media-activism in Rio de Janeiro
  • Goea, Teodora - Of miners and mines: social change in a post/pre-mining setting in contemporary Romania
  • Gunson, Jeremy - Between neoliberal multiculturalism and autonomy: the case of Totonacapan
  • Hawkins, Skyler - Traversing the personal and the political: an ethnography of Black women in North Carolina politics
  • Hoeck, Kristian - My identity is walking around without me
  • Jeong, Jong Min- Becoming-dementia as a potential condition of co-dwelling in everyday life
  • Kanafani, Samar - Made to fall apart: an ethnography of old houses and urban renewal in Beirut
  • Karwat, Artur- Horror vacui. Fear of the empty. Reactions to changing lifescapes in the Beskid Mountains, Poland
  • Kelly, Therese - A study of the moral lives and ethical dilemmas of anarchist activists living in Bristol
  • Kim, Minkyoung - Correlation of class and race relations and their appearance in urban settings: the case of Buffalo, New York, US in relation to African American gentrification
  • Klein, Gudrun - Afro-Brazilian history in Brazilian compulsory schooling: an analysis of taught concepts of identity and race
  • Larsson, Martin - What does the state eat?: The experience of development along the Grijalva River
  • Leonard, Patrick - Land is no good? A study of Indian leasers in rural Fiji
  • McMullen, Matthew - Rewilding Scotland's Highlands
  • Marino, Davide - The imperative of life. Multispecies associations and vital happenings in Talamanca, Costa Rica
  • Mirza, Noreen - Middle class Pakistani Diaspora
  • Montagnani, Francesco - Ethical juggling and the grey zone: exchanging favours in the Ballarò market
  • Moradi, Ahmad - Conservative revolutionaries: revisiting the Iranian Revolution after the 2009 Green Movement/Fitna
  • Nascimento, Joana - How tweed is made: 'identity', representation, and the experience of work in the textile industry of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland
  • O'Sullivan, Sinead - Metis re-negotiating their relationship (With) in Canada
  • Ota, Akimi - Ecological praxis and metaphorical 'Nature': visualising reciprocity between humans and nature in Amazonian Ecuador
  • Parkinson, Alexander - Judging value and valued judgments in finance: a comparative anthropological investigation into the expertise of investment managers
  • Pozzi, Sara - On an inclusive economy: practices and narratives from rural Egypt
  • Pushkar, Piyush - Moral and civic reasoning in the NHS
  • Sandhu, Jaimal - The virtualisation of sacred space and the embodiment of Sikh identity: exploring digital networks connecting Sikh temples in Indian Punjab and England
  • Sansone, Rosa - The social formation of the Mediterranean Sea: an ethnographic study of mobility infrastructures along the Tunisian coast
  • Schüler Costa, Vlad - Science after humans: an ethnography of a "science automation lab"
  • Silva, Ana Paula Figueiredo - Explorations of the Brazil/London cultural encounter within historical and economic contexts
  • Stefanelli, Alice – ‘Who is this city for?’ Explorations on public space and civic mobilisation in contemporary Beirut
  • Valdivieso, Diego - Local government as an intercultural political arena
  • Vasile, Eduard - Does consciousness translate into behaviour? A visual study of the process of learning in Open Presence meditation in Tibetan Buddhism
  • Verdugo Paiva, Marisol - Sexuality, inequality and imagined futures: an ethnography of urban youth in Chile
  • Walker-Crawford, Noah - Scaling responsibility: Andean responses to climate disaster
  • Wake, Shotaro - Empathy and stigma: their consequences for cancer survivors
  • Wepfer, Elvira - Living 'Free and Real': an eco-project's take on alternative living in Greece
  • Yáñez Serrano, Paloma - Sensorial experiences of the agro-city: the case of Spain's 'plastic sea'
  • Zhou, Ximin - An anthropological inquiry into the relationship between body and space in public buildings: a case study of Beijing International Airport