'Who Are 'We'? Reimagining Alterity and Affinity in Anthropology' co-edited by Professor Nayanika Mathur has just been published by Berghahn Books (New York).
Japan-based filmmaker John Williams, who spent a sabbatical last year with us, has made a new film which will be on release in Tokyo from Saturday 30 June for three weeks with English subtitles. The film 審判 or "The Trial" is based on Franz Kafka's famous work but set in contemporary Tokyo.
Kalashnikov, Antony and Thorsten Holzhauser. “Communist Successors and Narratives of the Past: Party Factions in the German PDS and the Russian CPRF, 1990-2005.” In Historical Memory of Central and East European Communism. Edited by Agnieszka Mrozik and Stanislav Holubec, 41-73.
My research looks at the evolution of waste-related practices, representations and values in contemporary China. It is based on a political ecology approach and focuses on the nexus between recycling, environmentalism and state governance. I joined the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at the University of Oxford as a postdoctoral research assistant in 2017 to collaborate with Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright (SIAS) and Dr Peter Wynn Kirby on a project entitled Circuits of E-waste and Value: Making E-waste Subjects in China and Japan.
Chairman Shih will talk about Taiwan’s role as the manufacturing centre of the global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. He will discuss the future of this industry and what is Taiwan’s next step.
Yotam Gidron (MSc class of 2016-2017) has published a version of his excellent dissertation (supervised by Sebabatso Manoeli) in the Journal of Eastern African Studies. Yotam is now on a DPhil programme in Durham University.
LAC faculty and students turned out in great numbers to the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in Barcelona (23-26 May 2018). This was the first LASA held in Europe and the largest meeting ever, with nearly 8000 participants.
Barbara Piotrowska joins REES as a Teaching Associate from the Blavatnik School of Government (University of Oxford), where she works as a Researcher on the History of UK Public Spending Control 1993-2015 project.