Postgraduate student profiles
Mr Sebastian Arze
Thesis/research: "Doctors of our Knowledge": Research and ways of knowing amongst Makushi people in Guyanese Amazonia.
More information about Mr Sebastian Arze.
Thesis/research: History of contacts with indigenous groups in the Tapajós region during the rubber boom, and non-indigenous reactions to them
More information about Daniel Belik.
Mr Joshua Bluteau
Thesis/research: Anxiety, performance and notions of depth ontology in western gendered male dress and the phenomenology of tailored clothing.
More information about Mr Joshua Bluteau.
Thesis/research: Durham Cathedral: Understanding the dynamics of change and continuity of the Durham community in relation to its cathedral.
More information about Arran Calvert.
Thesis/research: Becoming an Artist: Creativity and self-formation within higher fine art education.
More information about Hakon Caspersen.
Thesis/research: Making home on the move: an anthropological study of migration in China
More information about Shuhua Chen.
Thesis/research: "Mimetic Appropriation: Settler Colonialism and the War Bonnet Replica Market’’
More information about Sonja Dobroski.
Thesis/research: Assessing the production and transmission of social norms in a (post)revolutionary Egypt
More information about Sandra Fernandez.
Thesis/research: 'Natural' horsemanship: human-animal interactions
More information about Kirsty Ferrier.
Thesis/research: Eritreans in Italy: A Multi-Sited Ethnography of Migrant Welfare in Messina, Rome, and Milan
More information about Kathryn Fredricks.
A. Rowan Gard
Thesis/research: My research explores aspects of environmental justice through scrutinising the colliding and colluding intersects of climate change, environmental degradation, human rights and economic globalisation in Oceania.
More information about A. Rowan Gard.
Thesis/research: Indigenous notions and experience of movement; life histories and narratives of journeys; sociality; perceptions of place and time; Makushi; Guyana.
More information about Lisa Grund.
Thesis/research: Pandanus plaiting in Vanuatu
More information about Lucie Hazelgrove-Planel.
Thesis/research: "Personhood in the American Borderlands: An ethnographic study in the American Southwest"
More information about Elizabeth Hurst.
Thesis/research: Good-looking animals: Breeding fighting bulls, horsemanship and pilgrimage in the Andalusian marshlands
More information about Robin Irvine.
Thesis/research: Societal and Individual Perception of Musical Language of Er’hu
More information about Ziji Jiao.
Thesis/research: A iVola ni Gauna kei Viti: Poetry & Prophecy in Highland Fiji
More information about Edwin Jones.
Thesis/research: Collective Identities and Lifeworlds in Nueva Germania, Paraguay
More information about Jonatan Kurzwelly.
Thesis/research: Everyday narratives of Belfast, cosmopolitanism, literary anthropology, walking the dog
More information about Karen Lane.
Thesis/research: Aprender a bailar bajo la lluvia / Learning to dance in the rain: dancing in northern California
More information about Margaret Loney.
Astrid Stampe Lovelady
Thesis/research: Making moral livelihoods: an ethnography of Romanian migrants in rural Denmark.
More information about Astrid Stampe Lovelady.
Luz Martínez Santamaría
Thesis/research: Peruvian Andes; notions of Life; Fertility; Procreation; Childhood; Kinship; Ethnohistory.
More information about Luz Martínez Santamaría.
Thesis/research: Intersecting Interests: indigenous knowledge, practices and western society in the role of falconry among Turkic peoples of Central Eurasia
More information about Lauren McGough.
Thesis/research: The makings and un-makings of Evangelical personhood among the Finnish Kaale
More information about Raluca Roman.
Priscila Santos da Costa
Thesis/research: The Rhetoric of Porigi in Community Building at Karimui
More information about Priscila Santos da Costa.
Thesis/research: Teenage Transitions: Adolescent Behaviour and Identification in Scotland
More information about Linda Scott.
Thesis/research: Italian entrepreneurs of the construction business in a time of economic recession: ideas, strategies and movements.
More information about Elena Sischarenco.
Thesis/research: Amazonia; History; Change; Cosmology; Trauma
More information about Michael Southwood.
Thesis/research: Republic of Ireland, kinship, gender, reproductive rights, assisted reproductive technologies, and feminist anthropology.
More information about Judith Szabunia.
Thesis/research: Bom Retiro, São Paulo: migration, cosmopolitanism, urban anthropology in Brazil
More information about Simone Toji.
Former postgraduate students
Thesis title: 2016. The Path to Ethnogenisis and Autonomy: Kallawaya-consciousness in Plurinational Bolivia
Thesis title: 2007. Gente de Isla - Island People. An Ethnography of Apiao, Chiloe, Southern Chile
Thesis title: 2016. 'The Work of the Heart': Self-Transformation amongst the People of Awim, Papua New Guinea
Thesis title: 2015. Bridging Worlds: Movement, Relatedness and Social Change in Two Communities of Cartagena de Indias Bay
Thesis title: 2010. Moving through Dance between New York and Dakar: Ways of Learning Senegalese Sabar and the Politics of Participation.
Carolina Borda Nino
Thesis title: 2015. When does incest matter? Ethnic, Class and gender discourses and experiences about father-daughter incest among Quechua and Aymara female patients in a Psychiatric hospital in Bolivia.
Thesis title: 2016. 'Others Before Self': Tibetan Pedagogy and Childrearing in a Tibetan Children's Village in the Indian Himalaya
Thesis title: 2012. The Cavalry Bolero: Music, Politics and Social Confrontation in Bolivia. Shifting Meanings of a Musical Genre
Thesis title: 2013. Locations of Envy. An Ethnography of Aguabuena Potters
Thesis title: 2014. Manioc Beer and the Word of God: Faces of the Future in Makuma, Ecuador
Andreza de Souza Santos
Thesis title: 2015. Perceiving and Participating in Cultural Heritage: An Ethnography About The Process of Preservation of Ouro Preto, Brazil
Thesis title: 2013 New media, fashion, consumption, urban anthropology, personhood and the presentation of self, London
Thesis title: 2010. Elastic selves and fluid cosmologies: Nahua resilience in a changing world
Jeanne Feaux de la Croix
Thesis title: 2010. Moral Geographies in Kyrgyzstan: How Pastures, Dams and Holy Sites Matter in Striving for a Good Life
Thesis title: 2008. Carving Wood and Creating Shamans: An Ethnographic Account of Visual Capacity among the Kuna of Panama
Thesis title: 2017. Realities of an 'Orkney Way': Communicating Perceptions of Renewable Energy in Orkney, Scotland
Thesis title: 2015. Social change brought about by tourism in Chinchero (peru), as reflected in the landscape and in the archaeological and material heritage.
Thesis title: 2011. The Social Reproduction of Jamaica Safar in Shashamane, Ethiopia
Thesis title: 2012. "On the Margins of the States: Contesting Gypsyness and belonging in the Slovak-Ukrainian-Hungarian Borderlands and in Selected Migration Contexts"
Thesis title: 2012. "'Es Una Comunidad Libre': Contesting the Potential of Indigenous Communities in Southeastern Bolivia"
Thesis title: 2014. Working Towards "A Production of Well-being": An Ethnography on Craftsmanship among the Lulesámi in Norway.
Thesis title: 2013 "Yo Soy Aymara, Yo Soy Calle! A Study of Young People Re-Imagining Indigeneity and Resisting Marginalisation in El Alto, Bolivia"
Thesis title: 2012. Nyungar Wiring Boodja:Aboriginality in Urban Australia
Thesis title: 2014. Peruvian Amazon; Myth; History; Kinship; Mobility and Perceptions of Time.
Thesis title: 2015. A study of Edinburgh's tourist industry, focusing on ghost stories, tour structure, and death as a spectacle.
Thesis title: 2009. Polarities of Difference: How Wapichannao Negotiate Identities within a Creole State
Thesis title: 2013 Gender based violence & masculinity in an urban PNG settlement
Thesis title: 2009. Relations that Unite and Divide: A Study of Freedom of Information Legislation and Transparency in Scotland.
Thesis title: 2012. The Subversion of Everyday Life: an anthropological study of radical political practices. The Greek revolt of December 2008
Thesis title: 2012. "Labour, Life and Language: Personhood and Relations among the Yami of Lanyu"
Thesis title: 2013. Caregiving, Ageing, Personhood, Kinship, and 'Nursing Home' Ethnography
Thesis title: 2016. Dancing into Darkness: Cosmopolitanism and 'Peripherality' in the European Goth Scene.
Thesis title: 2015. Mineral resource development and the nature of economic, social and political relations between host communities, the governance institutions and other special interest groups in PNG
Thesis title: 2007. Culture of Indifference: Dilemmas of the Filipina Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong
Thesis title: 2009. Shades of Jewishness
Thesis title: 2015. The Infliction of Descent: An Overview of the Capanahua
Thesis title: 2015. Meanings of sobreparto in Bolivia
Thesis title: 2008. "By Being Human: An Anthropological Inquiry into the Dimension and Potential of Consciousness in the Context of Spiritual Practice".
Thesis title: 2010. Placing Paamese: Locating Concerns with Place, Gender and Movement in Vanuatu.
Moises Lino e Silva
Thesis title: 2012. "Metafreedom? The Carnivalesque of Freedom in a Brazilian Favela"
Thesis title: 2011. The place that words come from... : an ethnography of Quaker worship practices and their social enactment
Thesis title: 2010. Epidemic events : state-formation, class struggle and biopolitics in three epidemic crises of modern China
Thesis title: 2010. Kinship and the saturation of life among the Kuna of Panamá
Máire Ní Mhórdha
Thesis title: 2015. 'Knowing best? An ethnographic exploration of the politics and practices of an international NGO in Senegal'
Thesis title: 2016. Guyana and its El Dorados: Forest Resources and the REDD+ Initiative from the Perspective of Wokokoa and Isseruru Villages
Adom Philogene Heron
Thesis title: 2017. Fathermen: Predicaments in Fatherhood, Masculinity and the Kinship Lifecourse. Dominica, West Indies.
Thesis title: 2013. The Pattern Changes Changes: Gambling Value in Highland Papua New Guinea
Thesis title: 2009. Sounds of Satire, Echoes of Madness: Performance and Evaluation in Cefelonia, Greece
Antonio Reyes Valdez
Thesis title: 2015. "The Perpetual Return of the Ancestors: An Ethnographic Account of the Southern Tepehuan of Mexico and their Deities"
Juan Rivera Acosta
Thesis title: Leave Us Alone, We Do Not Want Your Help. Let Us Live Our Lives; Indigenous Resistance and Ethnogenesis in Nueva Vizcaya (Colonial Mexico)
Juan Pablo Sarmiento
Thesis title: 2011. KAMETSA ASAIKI: The Pursuit of the 'Good Life' In An Ashaninka Village (Peruvian Amazonia)
Thesis title: 2006. Performing Diabetes: Balancing between 'Patients' and 'Carers', Bodies and Pumps, Scotland and Beyond'
Thesis title: 2015. Secretly Familiar: Public Secrets of a Post Traumatic Disapora"
Thesis title: 2015. "Stories of the Invisible Mine: Ethnographic Account of Stakeholder Relations at the Frieda River Project, Papua New Guinea"
Thesis title: 2016. The Sense of Belonging and the Migration Trajectories of the Members of the Latin American Community in Edinburg
Thesis title: 2012. Traditional Authority Revisited: Ancestors, Development and an Alternative Tempo-morality in Ho, Ghana
Thesis title: 2015. Anthropology in the Vernacular: An Ethnography of Doing Knowedge on Choiseul Island, Solomon Islands
Rodrigo Villagra Carron
Thesis title: 2009. The Two Shamans and the Owner of the Cattle: Alterity, Storytelling and Shamanism amongst the Angaite of the Paraguayan Chaco.
Thesis title: 2016. Self-Esteem, Dreams & Indignation: Lessons from and Emerging Middle-Class private High School in Northeast Brazil"
Thesis title: 2015. Construction and representation of identity: a comparative study on football museums
Thesis title: 2012. Concept of living space in Hutong (traditional courtyard) and High-rise Apartment conducted in Beijing, China