Department of Social Anthropology

Postgraduate student profiles

Postgraduate students

Mr Sebastian Arze

Mr Sebastian Arze

Email: sa84@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: "Doctors of our Knowledge": Research and ways of knowing amongst Makushi people in Guyanese Amazonia.

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Daniel Belik

Daniel Belik

Email: db79

Thesis/research: History of contacts with indigenous groups in the Tapajós region during the rubber boom, and non-indigenous reactions to them

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Mr Joshua Bluteau

Mr Joshua Bluteau

Email: jmb89@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Anxiety, performance and notions of depth ontology in western gendered male dress and the phenomenology of tailored clothing.

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Arran Calvert

Arran Calvert

Email: ajc29@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Durham Cathedral: Understanding the dynamics of change and continuity of the Durham community in relation to its cathedral.

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Hakon Caspersen

Email: hac6@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Becoming an Artist: Creativity and self-formation within higher fine art education.

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Shuhua Chen

Shuhua Chen

Email: sc943@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Making home on the move: an anthropological study of migration in China

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Sonja Dobroski

Sonja Dobroski

Email: sd244@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: "Mimetic Appropriation: Settler Colonialism and the War Bonnet Replica Market’’

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Sandra Fernandez

Sandra Fernandez

Email: sasf@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Assessing the production and transmission of social norms in a (post)revolutionary Egypt

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Kirsty Ferrier

Kirsty Ferrier

Email: krcf@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: 'Natural' horsemanship: human-animal interactions

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Eunice Flynnperault

Email: emf7

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Kathryn Fredricks

Kathryn Fredricks

Email: kjf4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Eritreans in Italy: A Multi-Sited Ethnography of Migrant Welfare in Messina, Rome, and Milan

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A. Rowan Gard

A. Rowan Gard

Email: arg21@st-andrews.ac.uk

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.

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Lisa Grund

Lisa Grund

Email: lg29@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Indigenous notions and experience of movement; life histories and narratives of journeys; sociality; perceptions of place and time; Makushi; Guyana.

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Lucie Hazelgrove-Planel

Lucie Hazelgrove-Planel

Email: lmhp@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Pandanus plaiting in Vanuatu

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Mr Pablo Herrera Veitia

Email: pddhv

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Elizabeth Hurst

Elizabeth Hurst

Email: emh6

Thesis/research: 'Keeping it Tight': Family, learning, and social transformation in the Southwestern United States.

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Robin Irvine

Robin Irvine

Email: ri24@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Good-looking animals: Breeding fighting bulls, horsemanship and pilgrimage in the Andalusian marshlands

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Ziji Jiao

Ziji Jiao

Email: zj7@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Societal and Individual Perception of Musical Language of Er’hu

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Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones

Email: ecfj2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: A iVola ni Gauna kei Viti: Poetry & Prophecy in Highland Fiji

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Jonatan Kurzwelly

Jonatan Kurzwelly

Email: jk86

Thesis/research: Collective Identities and Lifeworlds in Nueva Germania, Paraguay

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Karen Lane

Karen Lane

Email: kll5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Everyday narratives of Belfast, cosmopolitanism, literary anthropology, walking the dog

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Lisa Levi

Email: ll358@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Margaret Loney

Margaret Loney

Email: ml67@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Aprender a bailar bajo la lluvia / Learning to dance in the rain: dancing in northern California

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Astrid Stampe Lovelady

Astrid Stampe Lovelady

Email: asl5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Making moral livelihoods: an ethnography of Romanian migrants in rural Denmark.

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Luz Martínez Santamaría

Luz Martínez Santamaría

Email: lhms@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Peruvian Andes; notions of Life; Fertility; Procreation; Childhood; Kinship; Ethnohistory.

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Mark Mcerlean

Email: mm292@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Lauren McGough

Lauren McGough

Email: lmm21@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Intersecting Interests: indigenous knowledge, practices and western society in the role of falconry among Turkic peoples of Central Eurasia

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Raluca Roman

Raluca Roman

Email: rr44@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: The makings and un-makings of Evangelical personhood among the Finnish Kaale

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Molly Rosenbaum

Molly Rosenbaum

Email: mr207@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Priscila Santos da Costa

Priscila Santos da Costa

Email: psdc@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: The Rhetoric of Porigi in Community Building at Karimui

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Linda Scott

Linda Scott

Email: lcs5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Teenage Transitions: Adolescent Behaviour and Identification in Scotland

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Elena Sischarenco

Elena Sischarenco

Email: es93@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Italian entrepreneurs of the construction business in a time of economic recession: ideas, strategies and movements.

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Michael Southwood

Michael Southwood

Email: ms272@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Amazonia; History; Change; Cosmology; Trauma

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Judith Szabunia

Judith Szabunia

Email: js237@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Republic of Ireland, kinship, gender, reproductive rights, assisted reproductive technologies, and feminist anthropology.

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Simone Toji

Simone Toji

Email: st68@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: Bom Retiro, São Paulo: migration, cosmopolitanism, urban anthropology in Brazil

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Giuseppe Troccoli

Email: gt44@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Yang Yang

Yang Yang

Email: yy47@st-andrews.ac.uk

Thesis/research: The Economic Cosmopolitans? A Study on Association internationale des étudiants en sciences économiques et commerciales Members

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Former postgraduate students

Jonathan Alderman

Thesis title: 2016. The Path to Ethnogenisis and Autonomy: Kallawaya-consciousness in Plurinational Bolivia


Giovanna Bacchiddu

Thesis title: 2007. Gente de Isla - Island People. An Ethnography of Apiao, Chiloe, Southern Chile


Tomi Bartole

Thesis title: 2016. 'The Work of the Heart': Self-Transformation amongst the People of Awim, Papua New Guinea


Christina Basso

Thesis title: 2015. Bridging Worlds: Movement, Relatedness and Social Change in Two Communities of Cartagena de Indias Bay


Eleni Bizas

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.


Katarzyna Bylow-Antkowiak

Thesis title: 2016. 'Others Before Self': Tibetan Pedagogy and Childrearing in a Tibetan Children's Village in the Indian Himalaya


Jenny Cardenas

Thesis title: 2012. The Cavalry Bolero: Music, Politics and Social Confrontation in Bolivia. Shifting Meanings of a Musical Genre


Daniela Castellanos

Thesis title: 2013. Locations of Envy. An Ethnography of Aguabuena Potters


Victor Cova

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


Susan Eldred

Thesis title: 2013 New media, fashion, consumption, urban anthropology, personhood and the presentation of self, London


Conrad Feather

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


Paolo Fortis

Thesis title: 2008. Carving Wood and Creating Shamans: An Ethnographic Account of Visual Capacity among the Kuna of Panama


Sara Friend

Thesis title: 2017. Realities of an 'Orkney Way': Communicating Perceptions of Renewable Energy in Orkney, Scotland


Pablo Garcia

Thesis title: 2015. Social change brought about by tourism in Chinchero (peru), as reflected in the landscape and in the archaeological and material heritage.


Shelene Gomes

Thesis title: 2011. The Social Reproduction of Jamaica Safar in Shashamane, Ethiopia


Jan Grill

Thesis title: 2012. "On the Margins of the States: Contesting Gypsyness and belonging in the Slovak-Ukrainian-Hungarian Borderlands and in Selected Migration Contexts"


Veronika Groke

Thesis title: 2012. "'Es Una Comunidad Libre': Contesting the Potential of Indigenous Communities in Southeastern Bolivia"


Anna Gustafsson

Thesis title: 2014. Working Towards "A Production of Well-being": An Ethnography on Craftsmanship among the Lulesámi in Norway.


Rosie Harrison

Thesis title: 2013 "Yo Soy Aymara, Yo Soy Calle! A Study of Young People Re-Imagining Indigeneity and Resisting Marginalisation in El Alto, Bolivia"


Carina Hemmers

Thesis title: 2012. Nyungar Wiring Boodja:Aboriginality in Urban Australia


Christopher Hewlett

Thesis title: 2014. Peruvian Amazon; Myth; History; Kinship; Mobility and Perceptions of Time.


Elizabeth Holzhauser

Thesis title: 2015. A study of Edinburgh's tourist industry, focusing on ghost stories, tour structure, and death as a spectacle.


Stacy Hope

Thesis title: 2009. Polarities of Difference: How Wapichannao Negotiate Identities within a Creole State


Fiona Hukula

Thesis title: 2013 Gender based violence & masculinity in an urban PNG settlement


Gemma John

Thesis title: 2009. Relations that Unite and Divide: A Study of Freedom of Information Legislation and Transparency in Scotland.


Ioannis Kallianos

Thesis title: 2012. The Subversion of Everyday Life: an anthropological study of radical political practices. The Greek revolt of December 2008


Hsin-Chieh Kao

Thesis title: 2012. "Labour, Life and Language: Personhood and Relations among the Yami of Lanyu"


Philip Kao

Thesis title: 2013. Caregiving, Ageing, Personhood, Kinship, and 'Nursing Home' Ethnography


Panas Karampampas

Thesis title: 2016. Dancing into Darkness: Cosmopolitanism and 'Peripherality' in the European Goth Scene.


Simon Kenema

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


Estelle Kennelly

Thesis title: 2007. Culture of Indifference: Dilemmas of the Filipina Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong


Daniela Kranz

Thesis title: 2009. Shades of Jewishness


Lukasz Krokoszynski

Thesis title: 2015. The Infliction of Descent: An Overview of the Capanahua


Karolina Kuberska

Thesis title: 2015. Meanings of sobreparto in Bolivia


Sonja Lenk

Thesis title: 2008. "By Being Human: An Anthropological Inquiry into the Dimension and Potential of Consciousness in the Context of Spiritual Practice".


Craig Lind

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"


Huw Lloyd-Richards

Thesis title: 2011. The place that words come from... : an ethnography of Quaker worship practices and their social enactment


Christos Lynteris

Thesis title: 2010. Epidemic events : state-formation, class struggle and biopolitics in three epidemic crises of modern China


Margherita Margiotti

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'


Laura Obermuller

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.


Anthony Pickles

Thesis title: 2013. The Pattern Changes Changes: Gambling Value in Highland Papua New Guinea


Efpraxia Pollatou

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)


Griet Scheideman

Thesis title: 2006. Performing Diabetes: Balancing between 'Patients' and 'Carers', Bodies and Pumps, Scotland and Beyond'


Pardis Shafafi

Thesis title: 2015. Secretly Familiar: Public Secrets of a Post Traumatic Disapora"


Emilia Skrzypek

Thesis title: 2015. "Stories of the Invisible Mine: Ethnographic Account of Stakeholder Relations at the Frieda River Project, Papua New Guinea"


Marta Sokol-Klepacka

Thesis title: 2016. The Sense of Belonging and the Migration Trajectories of the Members of the Latin American Community in Edinburg


Eileadh Swan

Thesis title: 2012. Traditional Authority Revisited: Ancestors, Development and an Alternative Tempo-morality in Ho, Ghana


Jonathan Tracey

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.


Michele Wisdahl

Thesis title: 2016. Self-Esteem, Dreams & Indignation: Lessons from and Emerging Middle-Class private High School in Northeast Brazil"


Jing Yang

Thesis title: 2015. Construction and representation of identity: a comparative study on football museums


QingQing Yang

Thesis title: 2012. Concept of living space in Hutong (traditional courtyard) and High-rise Apartment conducted in Beijing, China