Staff members with discipline Anthropology
Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.
theory and history of anthropology; anthropology of religion; indigenous religions; in relation to the aforementioned areas mainly the following topics: values, cosmology, ritual, food, death, cultural and religious change, Indian tribal (Adivasi) cultures, anthropology of India
linguistics (agglutinative morphology, subtractive disfixation, Amazonian/Andean languages, minoritized languages)
cognition (sensory perception, semiotics, phenomenology, soundscapes)
Aegean Bronze Age
Bioarchaeology: Human Osteology
Integration of Science and Archaeology
Analysis and Interpretation of Secondary Burial
For students: I only accept supervision of projects that employ qualitative research methods.
Publics and Counterpublics
Human Rights Law
Morality & Values
Law & Religion: Anthropological Approaches
Religion and the Politics of Human Rights
Religion in the Public Domain
Cultural Impact of Religion: Working with Sources
Cultural Impact of Religion: BA Thesis Seminar
Religion and Politics
Religion, Conflict and Globalisation: Critical Issues
Forthcoming with Princeton University Press. Representing God: Christian Legal Activism in Contemporary England. (First monograph; working title.)
2019. Rights and Relationships: Rhetorics of Religious Freedom among English Evangelicals. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 87(3): 860-888 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jaarel/lfz029 ).
2019. Human Rights and Broken Cisterns: Counterpublic Christianity and Rights-Based Discourse in Contemporary England. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology 84(2): 323-343. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2017.1420671).
2019. Social Anthropology. In Handbook of the Interdisciplinary Study of Law and Religion. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Press, pgs. 243-259.
2018. Religious Freedom and the Politics of Empire. Religious Studies Review 44(1): 57-63 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rsr.13410).
2018. The Impossibility of Religious Freedom: ‘Legal Religion’ and its Discontents. In Law and Religion – Leading Works. Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge, pgs. 97-113.
2017. Emoji Dei: Religious Iconography in the Digital Age. Bulletin for the Study of Religion 46(3-4): 56-61 (first author; co-written with Richard Amesbury). (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/1558/bsor.32715.)
2017. Nothing Outside the Text? Religion and its Others in Emoji Discourse. Bulletin for the Study of Religion 46(3-4): 64-65 (first author; co-written with Richard Amesbury). (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/1558/bsor.34261.)
2015. Carnal Exhibitions: Material Religion and the European Court of Human Rights. Ecclesiastical Law Journal 17(1): 3-14 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0956618X14000866 ).
2019. Witch Talk in Brexit Britain. Religion and its Publics (URL: http://relpubs.as.virginia.edu/witch-talk-in-brexit-britain-by-meadhbh-mcivor/).
2019. Religion, Sexuality and Value Conflicts. Teaching Law and Religion (URL: https://sites.northwestern.edu/lawreligion/project/religion-sexuality-value/.)
2018. Something There Is That Doesn’t Love a Wall. Public Books (URL: https://www.publicbooks.org/something-there-is-that-doesnt-love-a-wall/ ).
2018. Good Publicity? Public Theology in an Age of Public Shame. Political Theology Network (URL: https://politicaltheology.com/good-publicity-public-theology-in-an-age-of-public-shame/?fbclid=IwAR3u4Z0DfI02936RsaAcnIVROsXSun2eMeleVrsR3gnXCKD6DrRVzm2lub4 ).
2018. Circumscribing the Body Politic: Circumcision, Religious Freedom, and Identity in Europe. The Religion Factor ( URL : https://www.rug.nl/research/centre-for-religious-studies/religion-conflict-globalization/blog/circumscribing-the-body-politic-circumcision-religious-freedom-and-identity-in-europe-29-03-2018 ).
2017. Boredom in the Court. Religion: Going Public (URL: http://religiongoingpublic.com/archive/2017/boredom-in-the-court/ ).
2016. The Rise of Religious Litigation: Courts and the Generation of Religious Publicity. LSE Religion and the Public Sphere Blog. (URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/religionpublicsphere/2016/08/01/the-rise-of-litigious-religion-courts-and-the-generation-of-religious-publicity/ ).