Susan MacDougall

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Departmental Lecturer in Social Anthropology

St Hugh's College


I am a social anthropologist working at the intersections of ethics, friendship, and political economy. I have carried out ethnographic research in Jordan, Lebanon, and with a global network of professional leadership consultants.



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2022    “Developmental Friendship in a Professional Network.” Etnofoor 37, no. 4: 53–70.
2022    “Moral Change through the Lens of Marriage in Jordan.” In New Perspectives on Moral Change, 21–37, Cecilie Eriksen and Nora Hamalainen, eds. Berghahn Books.
2021    “Embodying Levantine Cuisine in East Amman, Jordan.” In Making Levantine Cuisine, 153–169, Graham Pitts and Anny Gaul, eds. University of Texas Press.
2021    "Felt Unfreedom: Reflecting on Ethics and Gender in Jordan." Ethnos 86, no. 3: 510–529.
2019    “Ugly Feelings of Greed: The Misuse of Friendship in Working-Class Amman.” Cambridge Journal of Anthropology 37, no. 2: 74–89.
2014    “Will You Marry My Son? Ethnography, Culture, and the Performance of Gender.” Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford—Online 7(1): 25–38.
2012    “Refugees from Inside the System: Iraqi Divorcees in Jordan.” Refuge: Canada’s Periodical on Refugees 28, no. 1: 37–48.