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Dr Jamie Barnes

Post:Teaching Fellow (Sociology)
Location:FREEMAN CENTRE FRE-G28
Email:Jamie.Barnes@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:3698
UK:01273 873698
International:+44 1273 873698
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Biography

After graduating from Cambridge in 1995, Jamie lived and worked as part of a network of Christian communities based in the southern Balkans between 1998-2009.  He returned from the Balkans in order to complete an MSc in Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods at the University of Sussex and, in 2010, was awarded an Economic and Social Research Council scholarship in order to carry out Doctoral Research amongst the network of communities of which he was a part.  Between 2011 and 2012 he conducted 18 months of ethnographic fieldwork in northern Greece and Albania.  He received his Doctorate in 2015, and is currently working as a Teaching Fellow in the Sociology Department at Sussex.

Role

Teaching:

  • 2017 - Doing Sociological Research 2 (Qualitative Methods).
  • 2016 - Masters in Research Methods (Course Convenor), MA in Criminology. 
  • 2016 - Themes and Perspectives in Sociology.
  • 2016 - The Sociology of War.
  • 2016 - Material Cultures (Course Convenor and Lecturer).
  • 2016 - The Anthropology of Sexuality.
  • 2015 - Key Concepts in Anthropology.
  • 2015 - Doing Sociological Research 1 (Quantitative Methods).
  • 2015, 2016 - Visual Anthropology.
  • 2015, 2017 - Gender and the Life Course.
  • 2014, 2015 - Sociology of 21st Century Britain.
  • 2012 - Reproduction, Self and Society.

 

 

Qualifications

2010-2015      PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Sussex 

2009-2010      MSc Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods, University of Sussex 

1992-1995      BA/MA Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

 

 

Papers and Presentations:

November 2015 – Presentation on “Stories, Senses and the Charismatic Relation” at Brighton Autoethnography Group, University of Sussex, UK.

October 2015 – “Stories, Senses and Charisma: a Framework for Exploring Christian Experience” at Departmental Research Seminar, Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex, UK. 

September 2015 – “‘Sensing’ the Path: Tim Ingold and Journeying in the Spirit” at Beyond Perception 15, a multidisciplinary symposium addressing Tim Ingold’s work over the last 15 years, University of Aberdeen, UK.

July 2015 – “’Kissing’ the Other: Intimacy, Experience and the Practice of Anthropology”, a guided meditation exploring the ways in which each of us is ‘situated’ in the world, how this shapes what we perceive, and how anthropology can create an intimate space within which these different ‘situated’ knowledges meet and interact, at Global Voices, School of Global Studies tent, WOMAD Festival, UK.

April 2015 – “‘As a Dove out of Heaven’: Negotiating Anthropological and Christian Metaphorical Landscapes” at ASA Annual Conference: Symbiotic anthropologies: theoretical commensalities and methodological mutualisms, University of Exeter, UK.

March 2015 – “Personal Loss and the ‘Contamination of Death’” at Thirteenth Engaging Particularities Conference: New Directions in Comparative Theology, Interreligious Dialogue, Theology of Religions, and Missiology, Boston College, MA, USA.

June 2014 – “‘When the Spirit Speaks’: Anthropology from within Alternative Knowledge Systems” at ASA Decennial Conference: Anthropology and Enlightenment, University of Edinburgh, UK (Selected for The best of ‘Ideas in Movement’: papers from the RAI Postgraduate Conference panel).

May 2014 – “‘Men as Trees Walking’: Jesus, the ‘Second Touch’, and Seeing People Clearly” at EASR Annual Conference: Religion and Pluralities of Knowledge, University of Groningen, Netherlands.

March 2014 – “Meeting around the Table: ‘Openness’, Community and the Self in a Christian Spiritual Community in the Southern Balkans” at Departmental Seminar, Department of Religions and Theology, University of Manchester, UK.

March 2014 – “‘Ways of Being’: an Ethnographic Exploration of the Similarities and Differences between Christian Contemplative Prayer and Mindfulness Practice” at Nineteenth Joint Postgraduate Conference on Religion and Theology: Spiritual Exercises, University of Bristol, UK.

October 2013 – “‘When the Spirit Speaks’: Anthropology from within Alternative Knowledge Systems” at RAI Postgraduate Conference: Ideas in movement. Addressing tensions in anthropology, University of Aberdeen, UK.

Qualifications

2010-2015      PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Sussex 

2009-2010      MSc Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods, University of Sussex 

1992-1995      BA/MA Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge