Along with the Departments of Sociology and Politics & International Relations, the Department of Anthropology forms part of the School of Social Science. The Department currently has ten core teaching staff, together with five post-doctoral research fellows and around forty postgraduate students. Anthropology staff are internationally renowned and are active in publishing and supervising research.
Our particular strengths lie in the anthropology of the North and in art, visual perception and material culture. Research in the anthropology of religion is also being developed. In the most recent UK Research Assessment Exercise, the Anthropology committee noted the Department's 'World Leading publications' in the Anthropology of the North and in Culture, Creativity and Perception, as well as 'an impressive postgraduate research environment'.
Professor Tim Ingold gave the Department's Inaugural Lecture at the University in October 2003.
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