SOAS University of London

Centre for Ethnographic Theory

Centre for Ethnographic Theory Members

Chair

Fabio Gygi

Director of Research and Publications

Giovanni da Col

Fabio Gygi
Chair
Fabio Gygi

Japanese society, material culture, medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural history

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4417
  • Email: fg5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 562
  • Office Hours: Mondays 16.00-18.00/By Email Appointment
Giovanni Da Col
Director of Research & Publications (HAU journal/books)
Giovanni da Col

Tibet and Southern Italy; History & theory of anthropology; hospitality and strangerhood; economic cosmologies (cosmoeconomics); luck, misfortune, chance and theories of prosperity; comparative ideas of event; gifts, anti-gifts and ideologies of gratuity; kinship and cosmology; witchcraft and mistrust; humour, jokes and deceptive language; sacred mountains; comparative theories of “life” and vitality; imagination; sacrifice and utopia; political economy and value of academic publishing; predatory publishers and academic scams.


Naomi Leite
Academic Staff, Centre for Ethnographic Theory
Naomi Leite

Global interconnectivity, kinship, imaginaries of relatedness and responsibility, belonging, anthropology of travel and tourism, social identities, cultural constitution of the self, psychological anthropology, ethnographic theory and epistemology.

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4407
  • Email: nl15@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 590
  • On Sabbatical:On Research Leave - 2017/18
Edward Simpson
Academic Staff, Centre for Ethnographic Theory
Edward Simpson
Ethnography of western India; social theory and the Indian Ocean; disaster and reconstruction anthropology; post-colonial rural change; infrastructure development in South Asia