Department of Social Anthropology

Staff profiles

Head of Department

Dr Mark Harris

Dr Mark Harris

Reader

Phone: (01334 46) 2981

Office: 2nd Floor, 71 North Street

Availability: Wednesday 12 - 1pm & Friday 2 - 3pm

Email: mh25@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ethnohistory, historical anthropology, ecological anthropology, the anthropology of embodiment and experience, social science methodology, anthropology of religion, Brazilian Amazon and South America.

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Academic staff

Dr Stephanie Bunn

Dr Stephanie Bunn

Senior Lecturer

Phone: (01334 46) 2997

Office: Room 57, United College

Availability: Tuesday 2-4pm

Email: sjb20@st-andrews.ac.uk

Pastoral nomadism, material culture, human-environment relationships, learning and skill, childhood, space and perception, vernacular architecture

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Dr Tony Crook

Dr Tony Crook

Senior Lecturer

Phone: (01334 46) 2818

Office: 2nd Floor, 71 North Street

Email: tc23@st-andrews.ac.uk

Research on Knowledge practices, ritual, gardening, mining, property rights. Papua New Guinea.

Anthropology of Melanesia, knowledge-practices, 'secrecy', male initiation ritual, taro horticulture, anthropological epistemology, impacts of and responses to the Ok Tedi mine (see here for a detailed description) , machine-thinking, perpetual motion, genetic engineering, climate change.

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Dr Stan Frankland

Dr Stan Frankland

Lecturer

Phone: (01334 46) 2979

Office: Room 1, 71 North Street

Availability: Tuesday 12 – 2pm

Email: mcf1@st-andrews.ac.uk

East Africa and Uganda, Hunter Gatherers, Tourism & Development, Myths, Representation

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Dr Mattia Fumanti

Dr Mattia Fumanti

Lecturer

Phone: (01334 46) 2990

Office: Room 19, United College, St Salvators Quad

Availability: Thursday 11am – 1pm

Email: mf610@st-andrews.ac.uk

Regional focus: Namibia, Ghana and African Diaspora in Britain, London. Topical interests include postcolonial studies, the state, citizenship, governance, elites and education, youth and popular culture, masculinities and femininities, morality, civil society and public spaces, religion, diaspora and transnationalism. 

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Dr Paloma Gay y Blasco

Dr Paloma Gay y Blasco

Senior Lecturer

Phone: (01334 46) 2950

Office: Room 2, United College

Availability: Wednesdays 3.45pm to 5pm

Email: pgyb@st-andrews.ac.uk

Feminist Anthropology, Sex and Gender, Gypsies, Memory, Marginality.

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Prof Peter Gow

Prof Peter Gow

Professor

Phone: (01334 46) 2817

Office: 2nd Floor, 71 North Street

Availability: Tuesday 2-4pm 

Email: pgg2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Research on myth, history, kinship, aesthetics. Area Speciality: Amazonia.

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Dr Sabine Hyland

Dr Sabine Hyland

Reader

Phone: (01334 46) 2980

Office: Top Floor, 71 North Street

Availability: Friday 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Email: sph@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ecuador, Peru, Andes; Inkas; ethnopoetics; historical anthropology; literacy, writing and politics; ancient scripts; Jesuits and Christian missionaries in colonial South America

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Dr Lynda Newland

Dr Lynda Newland

Lecturer

Phone: (01334 46) 2985

Office: First Floor, 71 North Street

Availability: Monday 3 - 4pm & Friday 10 - 11am

Email: ln26@st-andrews.ac.uk

Religion and politics, religion and identity, religion and colonialism, Christianity in Fiji, Islam in Indonesia, oral traditions, nationalism, regional identities, indigeneity, gender and religion, gender-based violence, family planning, governmentality, development

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Professor Nigel Rapport

Professor Nigel Rapport

Professor of Anthropological and Philosophical Studies and Head of School

Phone: (01334 46) 2978

Office: Room 3, United College

Email: rapport@st-andrews.ac.uk

Individuality, globalism and cosmopolitanism, symbolic interactionism and conversation analysis, literary and philosophical anthropology, consciousness, identity and narrative; human rights and liberalism; the ethnography of the England, Newfoundland, Israel and Scotland.

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Dr Adam Reed

Dr Adam Reed

Senior Lecturer

Phone: (01334 46) 2974

Office: Room 56, United College

Availability: Wednesday 12–1pm & Friday 10–11am

Email: ader@st-andrews.ac.uk

Melanesia, incarceration, literature and reading, new media and the city, London

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Dr Huon Wardle

Dr Huon Wardle

Senior Lecturer

Phone: (01334 46) 2982

Office: Room 20, United College

Availability: Monday 1 - 3pm

Email: hobw@st-andrews.ac.uk

The West Indies and modernity, cosmopolitanism, creolisation, comedy and mischief, imagination and perception. Kingston Jamaica.

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Honorary staff

Prof Joanna Overing

Prof Joanna Overing

Emeritus Professor

Email: jo1@st-andrews.ac.uk

Egalitarianism, gender, linguistics, philosophical anthropology, indigenous cosmologies, aesthetics, and the ethnography of Amazonia.

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Prof Tristan Platt

Prof Tristan Platt

Emeritus Professor

Phone: (01334 46) 2983

Office: Room 1, United College

Email: tp@st-andrews.ac.uk

South America, Andes, Bolivia; Language, writing and politics; history and anthropology; liberalism and rebellion; textuality and silence; myth, memory and archive; colonialism, postcolonialism and ethnogenesis; mining, metallurgy and money; migration

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On research leave

Prof Roy Dilley

Prof Roy Dilley

Professor

Phone: (01334 46) 2984

Office: Room 21, United College

Email: rmd@st-andrews.ac.uk

Economic anthropology, cosmologies, crafts and artisans, politics and power, and the ethnography of West Africa, Ireland and Scotland.

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Prof Christina Toren

Prof Christina Toren

Professor

Phone: (01334 46) 2973

Office: 1st Floor, 71 North Street

Email: ct51@st-andrews.ac.uk

Fiji and the Pacific, and Melanesia. Theoretical interests include: exchange processes; spatio-temporality as a dimension of human being; sociality, kinship and ideas of the person; the analysis of ritual; epistemology; ontogeny as a historical process.

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Research fellows

Dr Silvia Espelt Bombin

Dr Silvia Espelt Bombin

Research Fellow in Latin American History

Phone: (01334) 462983

Office: Room 1, United College

Email: seb9@st-andrews.ac.uk

Latin American and Caribbean history; Afro-Latin America; Atlantic History; Ethnohistory. Regional focus: Amazonia, Guianas, Panama, Mosquitia.

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Dr Mette High

Dr Mette High

Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow

Phone: (01334 46) 2994

Office: First Floor, 71 North Street

Availability: Thursday 1 - 2pm

Email: mmh20@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mongolia, USA, extractive industries, economic transformations, wealth and value, Buddhism and cosmology.

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Dr Craig Lind

Dr Craig Lind

Research Fellow in the Centre for Pacific Studies

Phone: (01334 46) 2963

Office: Room 59, United College

Availability: Thursday 2 - 4pm

Email: ctl3@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Dr Stavroula Pipyrou

Dr Stavroula Pipyrou

Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow

Phone: (01334 46) 1960

Office: First Floor, 71 North Street

Availability: Tuesdays 2 – 4pm

Email: sp78@st-andrews.ac.uk

Research Interests

Italy, Greece, Turkey, Linguistic Minorities, Mafia and 'Illegal' Organisations, Civil Society, Power and Governance, Kinship and Relatedness, Refugee Identity, Humanitarianism, Anthropology of Dance

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Support staff

Mrs Mhairi Aitkenhead

Mrs Mhairi Aitkenhead

Departmental Secretary

Phone: (01334 46) 2972

Office: 1st Floor, 71 North Street

Availability: The department office is open Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm.  

Email: socanth@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Mrs Lisa Neilson

Mrs Lisa Neilson

Departmental Secretary

Phone: (01334 46) 2977

Office: 1st Floor, 71 North Street

Availability: The department office is open Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm.  

Email: socanthadmin@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Mrs Linda Steyn

Mrs Linda Steyn

Secretary

Phone: 2977

Office: Departmental Office, 71 North Street

Availability: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Email: ls76@st-andrews.ac.uk

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