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Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Dr Joe Trapido


Joe Trapido
Department of Anthropology and Sociology

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Joe Trapido
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SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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In regional terms I am interested in the DRCongo, and I have done fieldwork in Kinshasa. I am currently working on a project about electoral politics in Kinshasa, and am trying to finish a book about Congolese music and cultural patronage between Kinshasa and Europe. In theoretical terms I am interested in Marxism and approaches to anthropology that bring together aesthetic and political economic ideas.


Book Chapters

Trapido, Joe (2013) 'Forms of fetishism in Kinshasa: historical insights and contemporary practices.' In: Making Spirits: materiality and transcendance in contemporary religion. London: I.B. Tauris. (Library of modern religion)


Trapido, Joe (2015) 'Africa's Leaky Giant.' New Left Review, 92 . pp. 5-40.

Trapido, Joe (2011) 'The political economy of migration and reputation in Kinshasa.' Africa, 81 (2). pp. 204-225.

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