New Series of the Oxford Anthropology Podcast

We are delighted to announce the return of the Oxford Anthropology Podcast!

The eight new episodes feature talks by internationally renowned scholars and cutting edge researchers. Their lectures explore a wide range of human experience and feature case studies from around the world.


The episodes feature departmental seminars at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography in the 2022-23 academic year.


This  series was only possible thanks to a team dedicated staff and students:

Executive Producers: Eben Kirksey and Stanley Ulijaszek  

Producer: Jacob Evans

Sound Design: Seb Antoine

Sound Recorders: Xinyuan (Connie) Wang and Jacob Evans

Editors & Hosts: Eben Kirksey, Lan Duo, Luise Eder, Malin Schlode, Jacob Evans & Peyton Cherry        


Full Series



  Episodes Description People
1 Crude Sonics: Field Recordings from an Extractive Zone Zsuzsanna Ihar leads us through field recordings captured in the marginal settlements of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. She traces sounds that haunt, interrupt, and resist processes of gentrification, displacement, and capitalist profiteering. Zsuzsanna IharEben Kirksey
2 Living in Tide: The Climate of the Urban Sea How do fishers and scientists read the uncertain terrain of the city in the sea? What stories does the urban sea hold for the futures of the city? Lan DuoNikhil Anand
3 The Rise and Fall of Generations Does life take you any nearer to your ancestors or does it draw you ever further away from them? Tim IngoldLuise Eder
4 How to Stitch Ethnography Feminist anthropologist Tania Perez-Bustos discusses how immersion in the act of embroidery affects the body and enables collective reflection and listening. Tania Perez-BustosMalin Schlode
5 Nutritional Anthropology Stanley Ulijaszek discusses human dietary evolution, dietary flexibility and present day undernutrition and infection Stanley UlijaszekJacob Evans
6 Intimate Rites: Ancestors and Queer Kinship in Zimbabwe Rafaela Taylor-Seymourn examines the engagements with ancestral spirits among young queer Zimbabweans Rafaela Taylor-SeymournPeyton Cherry
7 Anthropology, Philosophy and Symmetrisation Philippe Descola, one of Anthropology's most influential figures, invites us to go beyond the traditional boundaries of nature and culture and redefine our understanding of humanity's relationship with the world around us. Philippe DescolaLuise Eder
8 Parasites, Invention, and Grace: Taking Turns in a Streetcorner Bureaucracy Michael Degani analyzes the styles of work and conflict amongst electrical contractors who congregate across the street from a power utility office in urban Tanzania. Michael DeganiPeyton Cherry