What’s Next After Your Master’s Studies: Anthropology Alumni Panel Event

This event was held on the 13th May 2019 and was hosted by Hannah Knox. The Alumni speakers were all Master’s degree graduates from UCL Anthropology in 2014. Hannah Bennett: Admin Assistant, Singapore High CommissionAlexandra Kilpatrick: Director at Anthropos Digital (formally a Researcher at Facebook)Joseph Cook: Collaborative PhD UCL/AECOM Hannah Bennett Academic background BA English… Continue reading What’s Next After Your Master’s Studies: Anthropology Alumni Panel Event

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Three Keynotes, Three Political Sentiments: Reflections on Anthropological Engagements with Revolution

By Kaya Uzel • PhD Social Anthropology "After the Event: Prospects and Retrospects of Revolution". Organisers: N. Ansari, M. Lamrani, C. Loris-Rodionoff, and K. Uzel. UCL 15-17 May 2019 (Kaya Uzel 2019) As one of the organisers of the conference ‘After the Event. Prospects and Retrospects of Revolution’, which took place in the anthropology department in May, I thought… Continue reading Three Keynotes, Three Political Sentiments: Reflections on Anthropological Engagements with Revolution

What’s so distracting?: A social media autoethnography

By Eric Orlowski • MSc Digital Anthropology I spent a month writing a diary of my social media usage, focusing specifically on how it affected my attention span, its distracting properties, and (perhaps most importantly) what gives it such pull. What follows is a collection of photographs originally posted on an Instagram account (@mysecretethnography) outlining… Continue reading What’s so distracting?: A social media autoethnography

Through the Looking-Glass: Primatology in a Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Perspective

By Enrico Nardelli • BSc Anthropology A howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata palliata) such as the ones featured in the Popol Vuh (Wikimedia) Looking into the primate mirror  What do animists, Christian theologians, and evolutionary scientists have in common?  Surprising as it may sound, they have an interest in primates. And not a passing one, but… Continue reading Through the Looking-Glass: Primatology in a Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Perspective

Richard Branson’s “Venezuela Aid Live” and the Escalation of Binational Conflict on the Colombo-Venezuelan Border

By Charles Beach • PhD Anthropology On the 22nd of January Richard Branson came to the Colombian city of Cúcuta, a city on the Venezuelan border that I’ve called my home and PhD field site for the last year, to organize a fundraising concert for the people of Venezuela. Due to the crashing of oil… Continue reading Richard Branson’s “Venezuela Aid Live” and the Escalation of Binational Conflict on the Colombo-Venezuelan Border

The Culture Conversation in Conservation: Whales and Dolphins

By Adam Cogan • MSc Human Evolution and Behaviour (2017-18) Imagine you are a young orca, less than ten years old. The Argentinian sun is scorching your dorsal fin as you follow mum closely, keeping safe. You are hungry and there is no prey in sight. Then you see it. A white stretch of shoreline,… Continue reading The Culture Conversation in Conservation: Whales and Dolphins