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Durham University

Department of Anthropology

Profile

Professor Yulia Egorova

Director of Postgraduate Studies, Department of Anthropology

(email at yulia.egorova@durham.ac.uk)

Overview

My research interests include anthropology of Jewish communities, and constructions of minority identities. At the moment I am working on a project exploring debates about antisemitism and Islamophobia in the UK.

I am the Director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics. Please visit our web-site at www.durham.ac.uk/jewishstudies. 

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD research on the following topics:

  • Anthropology of Jewish communities
  • Inter-faith and inter-community dialogue
  • Anthropology of science and biotechnology

Research Interests

  • Anthropology of Jewish communities
  • Anthropology of science
  • Jewish-Muslim relations

Publications

Authored book

Edited book

  • Parfitt, T. & Egorova, Y. (2004). Jews, Muslims and Mass Media: Mediating the ‘Other’. London: Routledge.

Chapter in book

  • Egorova, Y. & Ahmed, F. (2017). The Impact of Antisemitism and Islamophobia on Jewish-Muslim Relations in the UK: Memory, Experience, Context. In Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: A Shared Story?. Renton, J. & Gidley, B. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 283-301.
  • Egorova, Yulia (2014). Terrorists in the village? Negotiating Jewish-Muslim relations in South Asia. In Jews, Christians, Muslims: Collaboration and Conflict in the Age of Diaspora. Gilman, Sander L. Hong Kong University Press. 115-131.
  • Egorova, Yulia (2014). The Jews of India. In A History of Jewish-Muslim relations. From the Origins to the Present Day. Medded, A. & Stora, B. Princeton University Press. 999-1002.
  • Egorova, Yulia (2014). Theorizing "Jewish Genetics": DNA, Culture, and Historical Narrative. In The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Cultures. Valman, N. & Roth, L. Routledge. 353-364.
  • Egorova, Y. (2011). DNA, Authentizitat und historisches Gedachtnis. In Biohistorische Anthropologie: Knochen, Korper und DNA in Erinnerungskulturen. Sommer, M. & Kruger, G. Kadmos. 33-54.
  • Egorova, Y. (2009). Bene-Israel and Baghdadi Jews in India: Early 20th century. In Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora: origins, experiences and culture. Ehrlich, A. ABC-CLIO. 3.
  • Egorova, Y. (2007). Describing the “Other”, Describing the “Self” Jews, Hindu Reformers, and Indian Nationalists. In Indo-Judaic Studies in the Twenty-First Century. Katz, N. et al. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Egorova, Y. (2004). Jewish Topics in the Press of Independent India. In Jews, Muslims and Mass Media: Mediating the ‘Other’. Parfitt, T. & Egorova, Y. London: Curzon.

Journal Article

Research Groups

Department of Anthropology

Durham Global Security Institute

  • Contextualising Conflict

Research Projects

  • DNA Evidence? Genetic Anthropology and Historical Debate
  • The Children of Ephraim: Constructing Jewish Identity in Andhra Pradesh

Related Links

Selected Grants

  • 2009: The Children of Ephraim: Jewish Identity in Andhra Pradesh (sponsored by the AHRC)
  • 2008: Castes of Genes? Population Genetics in South Asia (sponsored by the Nuffield Foundation)

Supervises