Members of the Social Anthropology Research Group at Durham University undertake research in areas such as rhetoric as a device for creating and mobilizing publics; power relations and knowledge politics across fields as diverse as economic inequalities, conservation, health policy and governance, citizenship and genetics; the politics of art, museums and performance; and environmental anthropology and the anthropology of energy. Our academics conduct fieldwork locally in the North-East of England, nationally across the UK, and internationally across Europe, Asia (South, South East and Central), Latin America, Africa and Australasia.
We are keen to support high quality candidates for Durham Doctoral Fellowships and research council studentships who can join our growing postgraduate community. Please see our Departmental Postgraduate pages for general details about applying and funding opportunities. If you are interested in any of the research areas listed above, or if you have independent research ideas, please contact the relevant academic member of staff.
We have a dedicated MSc programme in Socio-Cultural Anthropology, more specialised MSc programmes in Sustainability, Culture and Development, Energy and Society, and Medical Anthropology, as well as an ESRC-recognised Socio-Culture Anthropology pathway on the MA in Research Methods, all of which provide ideal preparation for PhD research.