Dr Martin Webb
|Post:||Associate Tutor (International Development, Anthropology)|
|Location:||Arts C C312 Global Studies P/H|
|International:||+44 1273 873317|
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I am a Social Anthropologist specialising in the anthropology of development and south Asia, especially India, with an interest in transparency and accountability initiatives. I carried out my doctoral research in India focusing on the Right to Information movement and published my thesis 'Boundary Paradoxes: The Social Life of Transparency and Accountability activism in Delhi' in June 2011. I am currently teaching undergraduate courses in Social Anthropology and in Development Studies in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, and directing the MSc in Development Studies and Social Anthropology at Birkbeck College, University of London.
For examples of my published work please see
Anthropology of South Asia, Anthropology of Development, Governance issues, Transparency and Accountability Activism, Right to Information, Citizenship,
Office: Arts C 312
In the Spring semester 2013 my office hours are on Tuesdays from 1pm - 2pm and Thursdays from 2-3. Please come and see me if you would like to discuss issues relating to your courses or want feedback on your assessments.
You can also email me, but if you want to discuss something complicated, an essay plan for example, then please come and see me in person
Webb, Martin (2012) Activating citizens, remaking brokerage: transparency activism, ethical scenes, and the urban poor in Delhi. PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 35 (2). pp. 206-222. ISSN 1555-2934
Webb, Martin (2010) Success stories: rhetoric, authenticity, and the right to information movement in north India. Contemporary South Asia, 18 (3). pp. 293-304. ISSN 0958-4935