Pathway available at Bristol and Exeter
Social Anthropology engages with all aspects of social life. It encourages us to recognise the variability and diversity of what people think and do, while also prompting us to reflect on what we have in common, and allowing us to think more creatively about how we might solve the problems, injustices and inequalities that we face in our world today. There is a vibrant and inclusive international community of Social Anthropology graduate students in the South West, and prospective applicants can apply through the SWDTP Social Anthropology pathway to Bristol and Exeter Universities. The SWDTP includes social anthropologists who study, among other topics: kinship; childhood and youth; race; ethnicity; nationalism; the state; mobilities; urbanisation; politics and economy; poverty and inequality; revolution; cooperatives and mutual aid; health and illness; biomedicine and drugs; reproductive health; health inequalities; disability and difference; sexual abuse; emotion and affect; religion; the environment; black and indigenous ecologies; climate change; agriculture and food systems; human-animal interactions; language; film; sound; museums and heritage; memory; and creative methodologies. SWDTP social anthropologists conduct research in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Austronesia, the Middle East, various European countries and the United Kingdom. PhD researchers in social anthropology are absorbed into the broader SWDTP research community and treated as peers, with excellent support and opportunities to learn a wide range of research methods, exchange perspectives with colleagues, and gain teaching experience. Prospective applicants are encouraged to explore the respective departmental web-pages and discuss their proposed research with the prospective supervisor(s) before submitting their application.