Student Success

Image from the Visual Anthropology photographic prize winner: Danae Elston-Alphas for her project ‘Xentia: A Study of Cypriot Diaspora and Visual Representation’

Image from the Visual Anthropology photographic prize winner: Danae Elston-Alphas for her project ‘Xentia: A Study of Cypriot Diaspora and Visual Representation’

Viva celebrations

With such a large and excellent cohort of postgraduate students it won’t be a surprise for you to hear that 3 more PhD candidates have successfully defended their theses at recent vivas. Congratulations go to:

  • Hanna Mounce, (PhD in Biodiversity Management), supervisor Jim Groombridge, title: Recovery of the endangered Maui Parrotbill (Kiwikiu, Pseudonestor zanthophrys)
  • Helen Meredith (PhD in Biodiversity Management), supervisor Richard Griffiths, title: Improving the impact of amphibian conservation programmes
  • Maria Peirano Olate (PhD in Anthropology), supervisor Glenn Bowman, title: Contemporary Chilean cinema: film practices and narratives of national cinema within the Chilean ‘film community’

Upgrade success for Boana Visser

Congratulations to Boana Visser! On June 26th Boana successfully presented on her upcoming doctoral research entitled “Indigenous Urbanisation in Bocas del Toro, Panama: notions, perceptions and experiences of poverty”. Given the time of year, we were all pleased that Boana drew a large crowd of support from staff and PGR students – a true credit to Boana! Her upgrade committee supervisors  – Daniela Peluso, Dimitrios Theodossopoulos and Andrew Sanchez – were delighted to carry forward this social anthropology rite of passage! We all wish Boana good luck with her fieldwork!

Visual Anthropology Photographic prizes

(Re)presenting life

(Re)presenting life

For students specialising in photography the SE555 module explores different ways of using photography in anthropological research, with the students learning new techniques every week and then putting them to practice in a final photographic project.

Prizes were awarded to:

  • Louis Mills, best overall set of photographs, for his combination of art and photography in his project ‘Art and Anthropology: How a Painter Challenges Ethnocentrism’
  • Rowan Twine, best anthropological context, for her project ‘From Sea to Stomach’
  • Danae Elston-Alphas, best anthropological context, for her project ‘Xentia: A Study of Cypriot Diaspora and Visual Representation’

Check out some of the winning photos on their Flickr feed.

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