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Dr Neil Carrier

Dr Neil Carrier

Dr Neil Carrier
MA (St.And.), MLITT (St.And.), PhD (St.And.)

Lecturer in Social Anthropology

43 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1UU
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I studied Latin at the University of St Andrews for my first degree, subsequently switching disciplines for my MLitt and PhD in Social Anthropology at the same institution. Following the award of my PhD in 2004, I moved to the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford as part of an interdisciplinary team studying the global trade of the stimulant khat. I remained at Oxford for several years, intially as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, then a research officer on projects on film and photography, as well as Principal Investigator on my Leverhulme-funded project Diaspora, Trade and Trust: Eastleigh, Nairobi's 'Little Mogadishu' which was part of the Oxford Diasporas Programme. From 2012, I lectured in social anthropology and African Studies at Oxford (for a number of years as the Evans-Pritchard Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Africa), before moving to Bristol as Lecturer in Social Anthropology in 2017.








My Core Undergraduate Teaching

Big Ideas in Anthropology (1st year core unit)

Stimulating Anthropology: Drugs and Society (3rd year option)

I also contribute to the following units:

Kinship (1st year core unit)

Human Challenges (3rd year core unit)


  • Economic Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Drugs
  • Photography
  • Film
  • Migration
  • Cultural Heritage



Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

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