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Emeritus Professor Paul Spencer

SOAS, University of London regrets to announce the death of Emeritus Professor Paul Spencer on 21st July 2015.

18th August 2015

NSS 2015 2 SOAS tops London institutions for teaching, according to students

Results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), released today, show that students at SOAS, University of London are highly satisfied with ‘Teaching on my course,’ with an above average rating of 89%.

12th August 2015

Tribute to Christopher H. B. Reynolds

The School regrets to announce that Dr Christopher Reynolds, a decorated scholar who pioneered the study of the culture and languages of Sri Lanka and established unprecedented cultural and knowledge exchange between the School and the country, died on 3 April 2015 at the age of 92.

5th May 2015

Jakob and Harry SOAS Anthropology of Food finalist in BBC’s Food and Farming Awards 2015

The MA programme in the Anthropology of Food at SOAS, University of London has reached the finals for ‘Best Initiative in British Food’ in BBC Radio 4’s Food and Farming Awards 2015.

20th March 2015

Four new anthropologists A lively cohort of anthropologists has recently joined the Department

Four anthropologists have recently joined the department

23rd February 2015

SOAS research outputs in Anthropology ranked 4th in the UK

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London has been recognised for its outstanding research output in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The Department’s research outputs were especially highly-regarded, coming 4th nationally.

18th December 2014

Trevor Marchand SOAS academic awarded the 2014 Rivers Memorial Medal

Trevor Marchand, Professor of Social Anthropology, has been awarded the 2014 Rivers Memorial Medal by the Royal Anthropological Institute. Professor Marchand received the Medal at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting held in the Clore Auditorium of the British Museum on Friday 12 September.

25th September 2014

We Are Iraqis SOAS scholar receives Arab American Book Award for exploration of what it means to be Iraqi

Nadje Al-Ali, Professor of Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London has been awarded the The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award at the 2014 Arab American Book Award for her co-edited book on what it means to be Iraqi.

22nd August 2014

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, "From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins"

The Second Annual CCLPS Postgraduate Conference, From the Speech to the Act: Performativity on the Margins held on 13 June 2014 was a resounding success. Selected papers from the conference will be published in an upcoming issue of the SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research. A podcast of the conference is also forthcoming.

13th June 2014

Paul Marking Professor Trevor Marchand has received sponsorship from the Carpenters' Company

Professor Trevor Marchand has received sponsorship from the Carpenters' Company, one of the livery companies of the City of London, to complete a short ethnographic film on The Intelligent Hand.

5th June 2014

SOAS scholar secures ESRC/DFID funding for research on parliaments and poverty reduction in Bangladesh and Ethiopia

Dr Emma Crewe, a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London has received a grant of £501,930 from an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - Department for International Development (DFID) joint fund to research the role of MPs in public engagement and poverty reduction in Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

10th April 2014

SOAS in Europe’s top ten for Arts and Humanities

SOAS, University of London has been ranked in Europe’s top ten universities for Arts and Humanities, according to the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, which ranked SOAS ninth in Europe and 26th in the world.

6th March 2014

SOAS scholar speaks at London press conference on Ethiopia’s use of spyware

The alleged use of computer software to spy on an Ethiopian political refugee in London has “extensive implications” for the Home Office, said Dr John Campbell, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at SOAS, University of London, at a press conference earlier this month.

19th February 2014

SOAS Professor receives award for best multi-authored book on African Arts

Richard Fardon, Professor of West African Anthropology and Head of the Doctoral School at SOAS, University of London, has shared the Triennial Award for the best multi-authored book on African Arts published between 2011 and 2013 from the Arts Council of the African Studies Association.

12th February 2014

SOAS scholar secures ERC funding for research on road infrastructure in South Asia

Dr Edward Simpson, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at SOAS, University of London has received a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant of almost €2 million for his research project on ethnographic approaches to infrastructure development in South Asia.

12th February 2014

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