Anthropology News and Events
Liana Chua, Lecturer in Anthropology, has recently begun a new research project on the digital dimensions of orangutan conservation.
Experts speak at child science and psy-expertise CRIMA workshop
Brunel University was host to interdisciplinary experts from around the world for the Centre for Research in International Medical Anthropology’s workshop on May 30th.
The rise of child science and psy-expertise brought together anthropologists, sociologists, and historians of child and adolescent psy-expertise to explore the ways in which child science has evolved in diverse socio-cultural contexts in the 20th and early 21st Centuries.
Keynote speakers at the event included Professor Allan Young from McGill University, Professor Rayna Rapp from New York University, and Professor Richard Rechtman from EHESS... continue reading
Visiting Research Fellow Alexandra Ouroussoff cited in The Guardian
It was anthropology-trained Gillian Tett (now editor, Financial Times, USA) who first predicted the global financial meltdown and anthropologists who have since provided the sharpest analysis of the crisis. This is the view of Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty who mentions Brunel's Alexandra Ouroussoff in his article "Economics has failed us: but where are the fresh voices?". A Visiting Research Fellow of the Anthropology Department, Alexandra wrote a book on the crisis (Wall Street at War: The secret struggle for the global economy) based on six years' ethnographic research in global corporations.
Cecil Helman Scholarship Fund
The Cecil Helman Scholarship Fund was set up to honour the life and work of Professor Cecil Helman (1944-2009), a leading light in international medical anthropology. The scholarship aims to provide fieldwork support for between two and four students currently enrolled in the MSc in Medical Anthropology at Brunel University. At Brunel, all our Master’s degrees (whether full- or part-time) combine intensive coursework, year-long training in ethnographic research methods, and up to two months’ fieldwork leading to a dissertation.