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Aristoteles Barcelos Neto

  • Aristoteles Barcelos NetoSenior Lecturer in the Arts of the Americas
  • Tel0044 (0)1603 593646
  • Academic background Visiting Scholar (2007, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale, Collège de France) Post-Doctoral Fellow (2004 - 2006, Universidade de São Paulo) PhD in Social Anthropology (2004, Universidade de São Paulo) MPhil in Social Anthropology (1999, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina) BA in Museology (1996, Universidade Federal da Bahia)
  • General Research Interests Anthropology of South American Indians, Anthropology of Art, Ritual and Cosmology, Museum Anthropology, Ethnographic Collections
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Anne Haour

  • Anne HaourProfessor in the Arts and Archaeology of Africa
  • Tel0044 (0)1603 591006
  • Academic background BA (1995), Oxford; MA (1998), University College London; DPhil (2002), Oxford; British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow 2002-2005 Hertford College, Oxford; Lecturer in Archaeology 2006-2007, University of Newcastle
  • General Research Interests Archaeology, Africa, Indian Ocean, material culture, African archaeology, ceramic analysis, construction of value, coastlines, trade/traders, medieval empires, cowries.
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Steven Hooper

  • Steven HooperSRU Director, Professor of Visual Arts
  • Tel0044 (0)1603 593022
  • Academic Background PhD Social Anthropology, Cambridge
  • General Research Interests Arts of the Pacific region, Fiji, North America
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Karen Jacobs

  • Karen JacobsSenior Lecturer in the Arts of the Pacific
  • Tel0044 (0)1603 592747
  • Academic Background BA (1996); MA Art history (non-western art) (1998), University of Ghent, Belgium; MA ‘Advanced studies in the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas’ (2000), Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia; PhD Art and Anthropology (2004), University of East Anglia; Post-doctoral research associate, University of East Anglia (2005-2009)
  • General Research Interests Collecting and history of collections, representation and museum ethnography, auctions and the art market, cultural festivals, politics of clothing, contemporary Pacific art
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George Lau

  • George LauReader in the arts and archaeology of the Americas
  • Tel0044 (0)1603 593198
  • Academic Background BA (1990), MA (1990), Archaeological Studies, Yale University MPhil (1996), PhD (2001), Anthropology, Yale University
  • General Research Interests Archaeology of the Americas, especially of South America and the Central Andes
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John Mack

  • John MackProfessor of World Art Studies
  • Tel0044 (0)1603 592463
  • Academic Background BA (1971) Social Anthropology; MA The History of Ideas, both University of Sussex (1972); D.Phil Merton College University Oxford (1975); Research Assistant, Assistant Keeper, Keeper Department of Ethnography British Museum (1976-2004); Professor of World Art Studies, University of East Anglia (2004-present)
  • General Research Interests African arts and cultures (especially East Africa and the western Indian Ocean islands, the Congo area, West African coastal cultures), thematic approaches to art (eg to memory, miniaturisation, funerary arts, maritime cultures, the contemporary), museum and heritage collections and practice.
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Chris Wingfield

  • Chris WingfieldAssociate Professor in the Arts of Africa
  • Tel0044 (0)1603 593756
  • Academic Background BA Archaeology & Anthropology (2000); MPhil Material Anthropology & Museum Ethnography (2002), University of Oxford; PhD (2012), University of Birmingham.
    Curator, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (2004-2006); Researcher, Pitt Rivers Museum (2006-2009); Associate Lecturer, Open University (2009-2013); Senior Curator, Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Cambridge (2012-2018).
  • General Research Interests Museum collections, Art and material culture, Southern Africa, Missionary Heritage
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