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Dr Andrew Beatty
Reader in Anthropology

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I became interested in anthropology after spending a couple of years travelling in Asia; conducted several years’ fieldwork in Indonesia in two contrasting settings: tribal Nias and Muslim Java; British Academy Postdoc 1990-3; worked at Brunel since 1998; in 2007 launched the first Masters in psychological anthropology outside the USA.  Besides many articles, I have published five books (as sole author) and am working on a sixth, a commissioned study of Clifford Geertz. 


  • DPhil Anthropology (Oxford)
  • MSc Anthropology (Oxford)
  • English Literature (York)

Newest selected publications

Dukes, D., Abrams, K., Adolphs, R., Ahmed, ME., Beatty, A., Berridge, KC., et al. (2021) 'The rise of affectivism'. Nature Human Behaviour, 5 (7). pp. 816 - 820. ISSN: 2397-3374 Open Access Link

Journal article

Beatty, AW. (2019) 'What can anthropology contribute to the study of emotion?', in Scarantino, A. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Emotion Theory. Routledge. ISBN 10: 1138676683.

Book chapter

Beatty, A. (2019) 'Anger and Anthropology'. Emotion Researcher. pp. 37 - 43.Open Access Link

Journal article

Beatty, AW. (2019) 'Speak no evil: inversion and evasion in Indonesia', in Olsen, WC. and Csordas, T. (eds.) Engaging Evil: A Moral Anthropology. New York and Oxford : Berghahn Books. pp. 71 - 94. ISBN 10: 1789202132. ISBN 13: 978-1789202137. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Beatty, A. (2019) 'The case for narrative', inEmotional Worlds: Beyond an Anthropology of Emotion. Cambridge UK : Cambridge University Press. pp. 107 - 124. ISBN 10: 1107020999. ISBN 13: 9781107020993. Open Access Link

Book chapter
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