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Postgraduate funding opportunities

The Department of Social Anthropology will be granting a number of scholarships for doctoral students starting their PhD in 2020/2021. These will cover fees or subsistence or make a contribution towards both. Students wanting to be considered for these scholarships must have applied for a place in the Department’s doctoral program by 30th March 2020.

Latest Department news

New York Times: The Social Life of Coronavirus Masks, by Christos Lynteris

New York Times: The Social Life of Coronavirus Masks, by Christos Lynteris

An article on the use of masks in East Asia against the coronavirus infection by Christos Lynteris argues for its importance in fostering solidarity in affected communities.

Wellcome Trust PhD Studentship in Social Anthropology

Wellcome Trust PhD Studentship in Social Anthropology

The Global War Against the Rat and the Epistemic Emergence of Zoonosis invites applications for one PhD studentship to start at the University of St Andrews in September 2020.

Framing Animals as Epidemic Villains: Histories of Non-Human Disease Vectors

Framing Animals as Epidemic Villains: Histories of Non-Human Disease Vectors

Framing Animals as Epidemic Villains: Histories of Non-Human Disease Vectors, edited by Christos Lynteris has been published by Palgrave Macmillan.