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Department of Archaeology and Anthropology


Network members:

Name     Email Division Research Interests
Professor Barker, Graeme Archaeology  The origins and spread of agriculture and dispersal of Modern humans
Dr Barrett, James Archaeology Viking diaspora research and climate change
Professor Broodbank, Cyprian Archaeology Comparative approaches to the archaeology and history of all periods in the Mediterranean and surrounding regions
Dr Lightfoot, Emma Archaeology Relationships between diet, migration and health
Dr Power, Ronika Archaeology Lived experiences of marginalised individuals and groups using data from the analysis of the human body in context with other forms of archaeological and historical evidence
Professor Foley, Robert Biological Anthropology First human migrations, working extensively on dispersals in evolution and prehistory
Dr Lahr, Marta Biological Anthropology Human evolution
Professor Mascie-Taylor, Nicholas Biological Anthropology Impact of geographical and social (class-based mobility) migration on variations in height, weight and BMI in Britain
Dr Mitchell, Piers Biological Anthropology The spread of diseases and health inequalities in populations of the past
Cartwright, Ben PhD Archaeology Role of textile production in constructing island identities of Viking Age Atlantic Scotland
Mintchev, Nikolay PhD Social Anthropology Transformations of ethnic and national identities in Bulgaria and Britain within European expansion; discourses of exclusion of East Europeans in Britain 
Qiu, Yu PhD Social Anthropology Intimacy; National and cultural belongings;Race and racism; gender; China; Nigeria


Launched in January 2014, by Co-Founders Professors Madeleine Arnot and Loraine Gelsthorpe, and Research Associate Dr Jessica Wheeler, the Cambridge Migration Research Network, funded by the Vice-Chancellor’s Endowment Fund, brings together a superb tract of migration research, spanning 23 University of Cambridge faculties, departments and centres, including researchers in anthropology, archaeology, history, politics, economics and land economy, geography, sociology, gender studies, psychology, health and education studies, management studies, linguistics, theology, criminology and law.

CAMMIGRES researchers' interests orient around the impacts of past and present migration in relation to human evolution and development, social, legal, and economic policy, governance, professional knowledge, institutional practice and social relations.