ECOPAS addresses issues and concerns arising from ‘climate change’ in the region by adopting a people centred approach that reflects Pacific needs. In order to do this we are developing a long-term strategy for SSH research in the Pacific; we are forging links with climate research in the natural sciences, and engaging with policy communities in Europe and the Pacific with the aim of defining better options for sustainable development.
The new MRes in Anthropology, Art and Perception forms an important Masters’ training for postgraduate research into Anthropology of Art, Material Culture and Visual Expression. This year begins with a series of experimental laboratories with invited experts starting in September 2014.
Rebellions, Alliances and Politics is a new research project which compares and contrasts social unrest, upheaval and alliances in the Brazilian Amazon with the Guianas, Mexico and the Andes between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.
St Andrews' Social Anthropology is at the forefront of research-led departments in the UK. Famed for its intellectual rigour as well as its friendly atmosphere, the department offers a number of taught degrees in the ancient and beautiful setting of Scotland's first university.
We have three internationally recognised research centres: the Centre for Amerindian, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies and the Centre for Pacific Studies. We regularly host postdoctoral fellows and visiting professors. There are a number of Erasmus exchange opportunities for staff and students.
The department aims to provide teaching that renews the discipline and research that fosters an interdisciplinary openness and innovative regional perspectives. This commitment is embedded in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Its distinctive contribution lies in an orientation that combines interpretative, experiential, philosophical, and historical research that is politically engaged, reflexive and critically aware.
Department of Social Anthropology
University of St Andrews
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Fife KY16 9AL
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