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Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Dr Diana Ibanez-Tirado

PhD (SOAS, University of London), MA Social Anthropology (SOAS, University of London), MA Middle Eastern Studies (El Colegio de Mexico), BA International Relations (UNAM - Mexico)


Diana Ibanez Tirado
Dr Diana Ibanez-Tirado
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I am a social anthropologist trained at SOAS, University of London. My doctoral research investigated the relationship between subjectivity, temporality and everyday life in the Kulob region of southern Tajikistan. I analyse my ethnographic material in relation to overarching themes such as disasters, migration, family law, Islam and gender. My current research, on its very early stage, focuses on multi-ethnic family life in the cosmopolitan port city of Odessa in Ukraine.

PhD Publications

  • IBANEZ TIRADO, D. 2012. La Da’wa en México. In: Z. ZERAOUI, El Islam en América Latina, Limusa; México.
  • IBAÑEZ TIRADO, D. 2009. “Clanes” en Tayikistán: hacia una perspectiva antropológica, Revista del Magíster en Antropología y Desarrollo, Universidad de Chile, 21, 20-44.
  • IBANEZ TIRADO, D. 2007. Introduccion al Estudio de Asia Central, Mexico D.F.: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
  • IBANEZ TIRADO, D. 2007. Eventos Recientes en Asia Central, Revista de Estudios de Asia y Africa 133, Mexico, D.F.: El Colegio de Mexico, vol. XLI, no.1.


  • Full-time PhD Scholarship awarded by Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT) 2008-2012.
  • University of London Central Research Fund 2008/2009.
  • Full-time MSc Scholarship awarded by Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT) 2004-2006.


Central Asia, Tajikistan, Eurasia, and the Middle East: Anthropology of time: everyday life, routines and unexpected events; disaster, gender and migration; Anthropology of the body: Islam, piety and personhood; social theory and phenomenology.