Anthropology News Archive

April 2014

So far and yet so near: Presence, intimacy and distance in orangutan conservation online

Liana Chua, Lecturer in Anthropology, has recently begun a new research project on the digital dimensions of orangutan conservation.

September 2013

Dr Liana Chua awarded prestigious Wenner-Gren Foundation grant

‘Who are “we”? Reimagining Alterity and Affinity in Anthropology’ workshop, September 2014

August 2013

Brunel Anthropology top in the UK for student satisfaction

We are delighted to announce that in the newly published National Student Survey 2013* Anthropology at Brunel University has delivered strong results within a highly competitive sector.

May 2013

Brunel Anthropologist delivers prestigious Malinowski Memorial Lecture

Dr Andrew Beatty discusses Anthropology and Emotion at LSE Public Lecture

March 2013

Research into drug programmes for tropical disease presented in the House of Lords

Research into the administration of tropical disease drug programmes presented in the House of Lords.

November 2012

Brunel Anthropologist Joins ESRC Peer Review College

Following on from his successful ESRC grant, Nicolas Argenti has been invited to participate in the ESRC’s recently established Peer Review College.

July 2012

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

Research student awarded prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship to study at Brunel

Former Brunel Master’s student, Tanyel Oktar, has been awarded a prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship for PhD research. She returns to Brunel to carry out her three-year project under the supervision of Dr Peggy Froerer. Tanyel previously completed the MSc in Anthropology of Education in 2010.

June 2012

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.

May 2012

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.

March 2012

Competition for tropical disease funding is side-lining critical voices says Brunel researcher

Competition for multi-million pound grants to tackle debilitating parasitic diseases in the developing world means that serious concerns about whether current drug programmes actually work are being side-lined says Dr Melissa Parker, Director of CRIMA (Centre for Research in International Medical Anthropology) at Brunel University, in a letter published in The Lancet today [Monday 30 January 2012]

February 2012

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.

February 2012

January 2012

Funded research on young migrants in Rwanda

Will Rollason received a BRIEF award for a project entitled ‘Urban development, youth and the future in Kigali, Rwanda’. The grant enables him to undertake seven months of fieldwork in Kigali, Rwanda. Will, who is a member of CARCYE, is currently in Rwanda investigating how young migrants to Kigali understand and engage with processes of urban development.

January 2012

December 2011

Call for papers for Child Science Workshop

The Centre for International Medical Anthropology at Brunel and the Royal Anthropological Institute invite paper abstracts for a workshop entitled “The rise of child science and psy-expertise” to be held in May 29-30, 2012. Keynote Speakers: Allan Young, McGill University and Rayna Rapp, New York University: Organizers: Dominique Béhague and Guntars Ermansons. For more information see our events section.

December 2011


November 2011

Special issue forthcoming on learning and social mobility in a high impact journal

Peggy Froerer announces the forthcoming publication of a Special Issue in the Anthropology of Education Quarterly, titled ‘Learning, Livelihoods and Social Mobility: Anthropological Perspectives on Formal and Informal Education’. This Special Issue, edited by Peggy Froerer and Anna Portisch, is comprised of papers that were presented at C-FAR’s 2009 International Workshop on Learning, Livelihoods and Social Mobility.

November 2011

October 2011

The 2010 Robert F. Heizer Article Award goes to Nicolas Argenti

Nicolas Argenti’s article "Things that Don’t Come by the Road: Folktales, Fosterage, and Memories of Slavery in the Cameroon Grassfields," published in Comparative Studies in Society and History, 52 (2):224-254, 2010, has been awarded the 2010 Robert F. Heizer Article Award. The Heizer award began in 1980 to honor noted ethnohistorian and archaeologist Dr. Robert F. Heizer and is given yearly in recognition of the best article in the field of ethnohistory. The award will be announced at the ASE meetings in Pasadena, California. The meetings are October 19 - 22 at The Westin Pasadena Hotel. The award is presented at the Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address on Saturday evening, 6:30-8:00 pm. For more information please click here.

October 2011

Brunel anthropologist Andrew Beatty involved in launch of new digital Journal

A new digital journal “Anthropology of This Century”was launched in May of last year. Run by Charles Stafford of LSE, this website aims to publish serious non-academic articles on anthropology. Contributors include Sherry Ortner, Alfred Gell, and Maurice Bloch. The current issue has a review article by Andrew Beatty on fieldwork fictions.

October 2011

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