Department of Anthropology


Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner acquired her doctorate on academic nationalism in China and Japan from the Amsterdam School of Social Science Research (ASSR) at Amsterdam University in 2001. After her doctorate, her 5-year Socio-genetic Marginalization in Asia Programme (SMAP) was funded, a comparative study on the development and socio-economic role of emerging biotechnologies in Asian societies.  In 2004, Margaret became a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and she joined the Anthropology Department of the University of Sussex in 2006, where she has received major funding for four projects on the development of the biomedical sciences in Asia and the UK, including studies on regenerative medicine, biobanking, iPS, reproductive technologies, population planning, bioethical governance, public engagement, and science policy-making. She now teaches on the anthropology of religion and ritual, anthropology of the body, body and society, and engages in activities aiming for suitable ethics review in ethnographic research.


Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner currently leads the Centre for Bionetworking and two large projects on Bionetworking in Asia. She is open to supervising PhD students interested in social-science research in the fields including East Asia, medical anthropology, nationalism, bioethics, international health, governance, migration, the body, cultural studies of science, research governance, research reviews, and science policy making.