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Autumn Visiting Fellow

We are delighted to welcome our Autumn visiting fellow to the SRU, Dr Olivia Barnett-Naghshineh.
Dr Olivia Barnett-Naghshineh is an economic anthropologist who works on the contemporary and colonial context of food systems, gender relations and exchange. She also teaches courses focused on intersectionality, critical race theory and decolonising including a decolonising anthropology short course at Goldsmiths. She is presently a post-doctorate research associate at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health and working on a transdisciplinary project bringing together historical and health perspectives on food systems in the Caribbean.
While at the SRU Olivia will be developing arguments based on her ethnographic work in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, for the importance of aesthetics, emotions and affect to exchange and what this contributes to questions of gender, value and exchange in PNG. She will develop her book manuscript on recognition, emotions and affect within gift economies in the Highlands of PNG and finish two articles which focus on fashion and ideas of ‘fatness’ in PNG. Olivia will be with us until December.