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Doctoral School

Head of Doctoral School

Professor Richard Fardon

Queries regarding the application process for PhD programmes should be sent to dsadmissions@soas.ac.uk.

Richard Fardon
Head of Doctoral School
Richard Fardon Ethnographically, the anthropology of West Africa in general, with a particular focus on the ‘Middle Belt’ of Nigeria and Cameroon. Ethnographic interests, both contemporary and historical, include: politics and religion; ethnicity and identity; material culture. Anthropologically, contemporary theories in social anthropology, and the history of twentieth-century British social anthropology.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4406
  • Email: rf@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 591
  • Office Hours: By Email Appointment
Stephen Hopgood
Associate Dean (Research)(Law and Social Sciences)
Stephen Hopgood International politics of human rights; humanitarianism and international justice; and theories of the state
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4738
  • Email: sh18@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 209
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm

Mandy Sadan
Associate Dean (Research)(Arts and Humanities)
Mandy Sadan

Ethnicity and conflict in mainland South East Asia, cultural production, non-national histories of Eastern Himalayas and South East Asian Massif and the South, South East and East Asian borderworlds of Burma

  • Tel: 020 7898 4622
  • Email: ms114@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 302
  • Office Hours: By email appointment
Tian Yuan Tan 陳靝沅
Associate Dean (Research) (Languages and Cultures)
Tian Yuan Tan Pre-modern Chinese literature, with emphasis on drama, fiction, and poetry in the later dynasties; Chinese literary history and historiography; court theatre and performance; cross-cultural interactions between China and other countries
  • Tel: +44(0)20 7898 4570
  • Email: tt26@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 396
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 4-5pm, or by email appointment

Marcus Cerny
Doctoral School Manager
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Lisa Migo
Doctoral School Coordinator
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Lauren Malley
Doctoral School Deputy Manager
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Cushla Prescott
Doctoral School Officer
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Zuleyka Shahin
Doctoral School Officer
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Jana Dankovicova
Careers Consultant for Doctoral Students and Early Career Researchers
Dankovicova Jana

For appointments contact the SOAS Careers on 020 7898 4115 or careers@soas.ac.uk

Yenn Lee
Doctoral Training Advisor
Yenn Lee

School-wide research skills training for PhD candidates 

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4982
  • Email: yl22@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: GS304
  • Office Hours: Monday to Friday (Email for an appointment)