Dr Richard Vokes

Richard Vokes is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Canterbury. He holds a BA (Hons) and MA in Social Anthropology from the University of Kent, UK, and a D.Phil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford. His previous appointments have all been at the University of Oxford, and he has also taught anthropology at Mbabara University of Science of Technology, Uganda, and at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He was the Evans-Pritchard Lecturer at All Souls College in 2008, and has since held a Plumer Visiting Fellowship at St Anne's College (Michaelmas 2009). He has recently been elected to a Visiting Scholarship at All Souls College for Hilary 2011.

Richard has been conducting fieldwork among the Bakiga, Banyankole and Banyarwanda of South-Western Uganda since 1999. He has also conducted archival research in Uganda and the UK. His research interests include: Ethnography of the African Great lakes region Ethnicity, violence and political patronage; Charismatic authority and new religious movments; Visual and media anthropology (especially East African photography, and British colonial photography in general); Globalization, transnationalism and cosmopolitanism.

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