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Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Dr Christopher Davis

BA (Sarah Lawrence), MA, PhD (Chicago)


Christopher Davis
Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Lecturer in Anthropology

Centre for Gender Studies

Member, Centre for Gender Studies

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies


Dr Christopher Davis
Email address:
020 7898 4418
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
Office Hours:
Wednesdays by appointment, Thursdays 2-4pm


Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Alessia Costa,
  • Franziska Fay, Contesting the Ordinary: Children's Perspectives on 'Child Protection' in Educational Settings in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
  • Giulia Zoccatelli, Globalizing Empowerment: an ethnography of heroin, AIDS and civil society in post-socialist China (working title)
  • Marta Agosti Pinilla, Narratives of Contestation, Politics of Gender: Young Women’s Agency in Revolutionary Egypt.
  • Mary-Anne Decatur, Medicalization and Meaning: Male Circumcision, Female Genital Cutting and HIV in Northern Tanzania (working title)


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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • Africa
Country Expertise
  • Rwanda


Authored Books

Davis, Christopher (2000) Death in Abeyance: Illness and Therapy among the Tabwa of Zaire. Edinburgh UP.


Davis, Christopher (2012) 'What is Life Worth? A Rough Guide to Valuation.' Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 26 (4). pp. 503-517.

Davis, Christopher (1999) 'Exchanging the African: Meetings at the crossroads of the Diaspora.' South Atlantic Quarterly Diaspora and Imagination, 98 no1 . pp. 59-83.


Davis, Christopher (1996) 'Rwanda: The Betrayal.' C4.

Davis, Christopher (1996) 'Alien Nations: Travels in Europe with Andy Kershaw.' C4.

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