Dr Mark Leopold

Post:Research Associate (International Development)
Location:ARTS C C207
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Before becoming an anthropologist, Mark Leopold worked as a journalist, researcher and consultant.  In 1987, with Patrick Fitzgerald, he published Stranger On The Line: the Secret History of Phone Tapping (London, Bodley Head).  From 1991-1995 Mark was a Research Assistant at the University of Oxford Refugee Studies Programme.  After completing a MSt in Social Anthropology, and fieldwork in North Western Uganda, he gained his D.Phil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford in 2001. His 2005 book based on this research was Inside West Nile: Violence, History and Representation on an African Frontier (London, Santa Fe and Kampala, James Currey).  Before starting as a Lecturer at Sussex in 2006, he taught social anthropology at the University of Oxford Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, and at Goldsmiths College, University of London.


Lecturer in Social Anthropology.  Convenor of Undergraduate Yr3 options 'The Anthropology of Africa' and 'Conflict Violence and Peace', and of MA core course 'Anthropology and Ethnography'.