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Pioneering research at the cutting-edge of global issues

Be inspired by research-led teaching on contemporary and urgent questions.

100% of Brunel’s Anthropology outputs are recognised as internationally excellent and world-leading (REF 2021)

Our lecturers are experts in a wide range of topics including:

  • AIDS epidemic 
  • Anthropology of emotion 
  • Cosmology and witchcraft 
  • Development, inequality and education 
  • Development and race 
  • Disability and human rights 
  • Education, children’s rights and social protection 
  • Energy and resource conflict 
  • Economic life in cross-cultural perspective 
  • Infrastructure development 
  • International development 
  • Markets and trade 
  • Masculinity and sexuality  
  • Migration, ‘(il)legality’, citizenship 
  • Mobility and connectivity across regions 
  • Nationalism, religion and social conflict 
  • Personhood, history and landscape 
  • Performance and the body 
  • Post-colonial anthropology 
  • Psychological and psychiatric anthropology 
  • Roads and transport infrastructure 
  • Sectarian and identity politics 
  • Trade, mobility, social life of work 
  • Young people 

You will also have the opportunity to attend the weekly Anthropological Research Seminar where you will learn and debate about new and exciting research from guest speakers.