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Dr Chima Michael Anyadike-Danes



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PDRA in the Department of Anthropology  


Chima Michael Anyadike-Danes is an anthropologist with an interest in the social aspects of energy transitions and decarbonisation. He joined Durham University in 2020 to work on the INCLUDE project exploring local government efforts to plan for inclusive post-carbon futures and concurrently worked on a CESI funded project on the role of energy modelling in local government.Currently, as part of the GEMS project, he researches Durham’s post-coalonial communities. 

Chima obtained his PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Irvine (2017). Prior to coming to Durham he was a researcher at the Warwick Business School (2018) and the Sheffield University Management School (2018-2020).

Research interests

  • Anthropology of Britain
  • Settler-Colonialism
  • Anthropology of Migration
  • Urban Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Energy
  • Automation and Logistics
  • Anthropology of Technology


Book review

Chapter in book

  • Anyadike-Danes, Chima Michael (2022). Whose witnesses: An examination of the potential pitfalls of producing EV futures through experimentation. In Experimentation for sustainable transport? Risks, strengths, and governance implications. Isaksson, Karolina, Oldbury, Kelsey & Marsden, Greg Boxholm, Sweden: Linnefors förlag. 117-132.
  • Anyadike-Danes, Chima Michael (2021). Rethinking Post-Socialism: Making Post-Socialist Mongolia’s Futures in Los Angeles. In Horizons of Futures in Post-Utopian Mongolia. Stople, Ines & Nordby, Judith EB-Verlag. 19: 123-143.

Journal Article

Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • Anyadike-Danes, Chima Michael (2022). The Anthropology of Post-Coalonialism. The Network for Contemporary Anthropological Theory