Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Anthropology Seminar Series

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G217, Gibbs, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


Potato Rope Kinship: Needing and Fearing Family Bonds, in Coastal Sierra Leone with speaker Dr Jenny Diggins, Oxford Brookes University

Jennifer Diggins joined Oxford Brookes in 2015 from the University of Sussex, where she had graduated with a PhD in Social Anthropology the previous year. Her ethnographic research focuses on fishing communities in coastal Sierra Leone. Jennifer's work explores how intimate social relationships have been shaped through histories of migration and economic change, and asks how fishermen and women struggle to navigate precarious livelihoods through contexts of extreme poverty, insecurity, and environmental decline.