The Centre for Minorities Research (CMR) is a timely initiative that brings together interdisciplinary expertise from an outstanding pool of staff from across six Schools at the University of St Andrews. CMR explores the complexities, challenges and opportunities, continuities and discontinuities, unity and ruptures of the ‘everyday lives’ of minorities.


  • Season 3 / Episode 6

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    In our final episode of season 3, Michelle Alm Engvall, social researcher, MA in Anthropology and Humanitarian Action; Megan Denise Smith, Protection and Gender Specialist, Independent Consultant and PhD candidate in Political and Social Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra; and Esther Neira, PhD candidate in Anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast, discuss the intersections between transactional…

  • “Stories of Forced Displacement” Event


    In collaboration with colleagues from School of Art History and Social Anthropology, join us for an event on forced displacement to mark Refugee Week (17-23 June).   The event is scheduled for June 18th, at 11am – 4.30pm, at the Byre Theatre and is open to all staff and students.   Staff & student at St Andrews from…

  • Season 3 / Episode 5

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    In this episode, Natalie Smith, a PhD candidate in the School of History, examines an anthropological account of the Roma written by the priest Cristfried Ganander in 1780, which marks the earliest study of the Roma people in Sweden. This text explored the history, culture and language of the Romani in Sweden-Finland. This episode uses…

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