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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

David Mosse book pic SOAS scholar awarded for ‘Best Book in Hindu-Christian Studies’

The latest publication by Professor David Mosse, Head of Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London has been named winner of Best Book in Hindu-Christian Studies (History/Ethnography) 2009-2013 by the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies.

31st January 2014

Dr Audrey Cantlie

SOAS, University of London regrets to announce the death of Dr Audrey Cantlie on 6th December 2013.

16th December 2013

Marloes Janson book pic SOAS scholar publishes first book on Tablighi Jama'at in Africa

Dr Marloes Janson, Lecturer in Anthropology at SOAS, University of London has published a monograph on the transnational Islamic missionary movement in Africa, the Tablighi Jama'at.

12th December 2013

SOAS professor historical consultant for BBC’s ‘The Ottomans’

Benjamin Fortna, Professor in the History of the Middle East at SOAS, University of London served as an historical consultant for the BBC Two series 'The Ottomans: Europe’s Muslim Emperors'.

9th October 2013

SOAS alumnus to provide lectures on India’s Deccan

SOAS alumnus, George Michell, authority on Indian architecture, gives a series of lectures on the Deccan at SOAS next month

25th September 2013

SOAS anthropologist's exhibition on mud masons of Mali opens at Smithsonian Institution

Trevor Marchand, Professor of Social Anthropology at SOAS, University of London has co-curated an exhibition featuring the masons of Djenné for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.

29th August 2013

NSS image SOAS student satisfaction at highest level since NSS survey began

The 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) shows that SOAS, University of London has increased its overall student satisfaction by 4%.  88% of final year SOAS students say they were satisfied with the overall quality of their course, the highest level of satisfaction achieved since the survey began, and 4% above the sector average.  

14th August 2013

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