SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

490 Special Topics in Contemporary Anthropology

Module Code:
FHEQ Level:
Year of study:
Final Year
Taught in:
Term 2

This advanced module offers final-year single-honours BA Social Anthropology students the opportunity to immerse themselves in cutting-edge literature and thought on a theme/topic in contemporary anthropology, with the focus varying from year to year to reflect current staff research interests and regional expertise.

Indicative areas may include, but are not limited to, self and personhood; religious movements and networks; anthropology of 'big stuff'; cultural politics of food; corporate social responsibility; refugees, displacement and trauma. 

Topics vary from year to year, depending on staff availability and current research interests. For current-year topic and module description, please contact the Anthropology Student Support Officer or the Undergraduate Tutor, or visit the Anthropology department office.


Guided option, open exclusively to final-year students on the single-honours BA Social Anthropology.

Prerequisite: Anthropology Through History (for 2021/22) or 212 Theory in Anthropology (from 2023/24).


Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules