Dr Michael Crawley
I am a social anthropologist specialising in the study of sport, development and self-tracking.
My doctoral thesis is the first ever ethnographic account of the emic regimes of subjectification adopted by Ethiopian runners. Its overall argument is that an awareness of the energetic quality of human existence can give rise to distinct ways of relating to oneself and others.
My first book, Out of Thin Air: Running Wisdom and Magic From Above the Clouds in Ethiopia (Bloomsbury, 2020) was longlisted for the Ondaatje Prize.
- Economic Anthropology
- Crawley, M. (2020). Out of Thin Air: Running Wisdom and Magic From Above the Clouds in Ethiopia. Bloomsbury.
Chapter in book
- (2021). "This is Business!" Ethiopian Runners in a Global Market Place. In Sport, Migration and Gender in the Neoliberal Age. Routledge.
- Crawley, Michael (2021). Tracking selves or tracking relationships? Means of measuring time amongst Ethiopian runners. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 27(3): 653-671.
- Crawley, Michael Dann, Stephen & Anusas, Mike (2017). "Our Electric Monitors" Theorising the Contemporary, Fieldsites. Cultural Anthropology
Indicators of Esteem
- : 'Out of Thin Air' nominated for the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize.