People, Places and Things

Flows, movements and processes are central to anthropology, often encapsulated in competing and asymmetric theories of exchange. Ranging from the social and the material, the human and non-human, and the ways in which time is translated into space, these theories highlight continuities and disjunctures. Many of these themes run through the research interests of a number of our faculty members and advanced research students. These range from an analysis of market dynamics, the re-casting of social ecology and the gendered exchange around objects. Of special interest here is the importance of flows that regulate and complicate the borders between modes of governance and populations, between enclosed cultures and processes of globalization.


Associate Professor