Department of Anthropology

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Prof James Fairhead

Post:Professor of Social Anthropology (Anthropology, Justice and Violence Research Centre, International Development)
Location:Arts C C128

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877194
International:+44 1273 877194

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Before his appointment as Chair in Social Anthropology at Sussex in 2001, James Fairhead was Reader in Social Anthropology at SOAS, University of London and, earlier still, Lecturer in Anthropology and Development at Oxford (Queen Elizabeth House). He has an MA and PhD in Anthropology from SOAS, and BA in Agricultural and Forestry Sciences from Oxford.

James has been a member of the ESRC Strategic Research Board and the ESRC International Committee. He has recently acted as Chair of the joint ESRC/DfID funding scheme and its advistory committee He has been a member of the governing bodies of the University of Sussex (Council) and of the Royal Anthropological Institute (Council). He is currently Chair of the Association of Social Anthropolgists.