Department of Anthropology


Sussex Anthropology has a reputation for world-class research and a commitment to studying global issues, including health, human rights, politics, the global economy and the environment.

All Sussex anthropologists conduct primary research, mainly through long-term ethnographic fieldwork, which leads to publications that include book-length monographs, or ethnographies, edited collections and journal articles.

We have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary, internationally collaborative and engaged research.

100% of Anthropology and Development Studies research impact was rated outstanding or very considerable in terms of reach and significance in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014 REF).

Research themes

Our research themes are Economy and Ecology, Politics and Activism, Ethics and Morality, Rights, Justice and Violence and Health, Science and the Body.

Find out more about anthropology research at Sussex and see our research publications.

Research centres

Our anthropologists are also involved in the following interdisciplinary research centres:

Find out more about our faculty members and their research at Academia Sussex Anthropology.

Where we conduct research