Dr Charlotte Linton

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Postdoctoral Affiliate

Charlotte Linton is an anthropologist and designer whose work is situated at the intersection of visual, material and economic anthropology, textiles and ethnoecology. She is interested in the relationships that craftspeople have with the environments from which they extract and use resources during commodity production, and identifies historical and contemporary links that concern the exploitation of ecosystems, workers, and underrepresented communities. She has carried out ethnographic work with Harris Tweed weavers in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland (2015) and received a DPhil in Anthropology from the University of Oxford (2021) with a thesis based on twelve months of apprenticeship-based fieldwork with natural dye craftspeople on the island of Amami Oshima, southern Japan. In 2021 she served as a Robert & Lisa Sainsbury Fellow at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in Norwich. As a postdoctoral affiliate with SAME, Charlotte plans to expand her studies of textile production in diverse geographies and explore how craftspeople are adapting to changing environmental conditions – the result of climate change and ecological degradation – and public demands for more sustainable production.

Website: www.charlottelinton.com