My interests are broad: I have written, do research, and supervise on: anthropologies of sport, art, and food; island Melanesia and Western Europe (especially Vanuatu, the Basque Country, Spain, and the West of Ireland); popular anthropology; history of anthropology; nationalism; research methods and ethics; the interface of social and biological anthropologies. I am ready to supervise research students on most of these topics.
My present research students work on: social dimensions of the red kite reintroduction programme in Oxfordshire, and of the rise of wild boar numbers in the Forest of Dean; post-disaster reconstruction, via the anthropology of food, in Tohoku province, Japan; anthropological aspects of the work of Basque sculptor Jorge Oteiza.
Previous research students have worked on: the effects of EU grants on sociopolitical leadership in Donegal, north Ireland; Oxford homeless and their receiving organisations; the reception to and evolving uses of Japanese lacquerware in Western Europe since the 15th century; folk museumlife in Wales.
NB: much of my work can be accessed via my page on academia.edu: https://oxfordbrookes.academia.edu/JMacClancy