Ethnographic approaches to infrastructure development
The history of physical yoga practice by means of philology
The Haṭha Yoga Project (HYP) is a five-year (2015-2020) research project funded by the European Research Council and based at SOAS, University of London which aims to chart the history of physical yoga practice by means of philology, i.e. the study of texts on yoga, and ethnography, i.e. fieldwork among practitioners of yoga.
The cultural and political impacts of Nepal’s 2015 earthquakes
This three-year project aims to document and analyse the cultural and political impacts of Nepal’s 2015 earthquakes. The project is structured along three distinct but inter-related themes. It will examine public discourse to understand social and political change; it will study efforts to reclaim and reinvent material culture; and it will study archival material to identify the permanent marks left by previous disasters.
An innovative approach to anti-corruption policy and practice
The Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) research consortium takes an innovative approach to anti-corruption policy and practice. With £6 million in funding over five years from UK aid, ACE is responding to the serious challenges facing people and economies affected by corruption by generating evidence that makes anti-corruption real and using those findings to help policymakers, business and civil society adopt new, feasible, high-impact strategies to tackle corruption.