Founding Director

Dr  Stavroula Pipyrou (Social Anthropology): European Minorities, Refugees, Displaced Populations (especially children), Governance, Humanitarianism.

Assistant Directors

Dr  Gurchathen Sanghera (International Relations): Human Rights, Race and Ethnicity (UK), Minorities, Children and Violence (India).

Dr  Nissa Finney (Human Geography): Ethnic Minorities, Race, Migration, Minorities (Europe), Inequalities.

Advisory Board

Professor Alex Baldacchino (Medicine): Substance Misuse Problems, Physical and Psychological Comorbid Conditions, Minimising risk.

Professor Caroline Humfress (History): Comparative History of Law and Legal Practice from Late Antiquity to the Present Day, History of Empires, Early Christian and Ecclesiastical Law.

Professor Dina Iordanova (Film Studies, IGCCC): Representation of Minorities in Film and Media, Romani Representation, Minorities in Eastern Europe, Migrations/ Trafficking/ Refugees/ Displacement in Cinema and Media.

Professor Rebecca Sweetman (Classics): Art and Architecture of Roman and Late Antique Greece, Religious architecture, Globalization and Christianization amongst others.

Dr Alice König (Classics): intellectual history/the history of science; intertextuality, socio-literary and cross-cultural interactions; battle narratives and the representation of war.

Dr  Ana Paola Gutierrez Garza (Social Anthropology): Latin American migration, gender and social inequality in the UK, Spain and the United States.

Dr  Fiona McCallum (International Relations): Minority Rights, Church-State Relations, Christian-Muslim Conflict, Interfaith Dialogue, Diasporic Humanitarian and Political Activism (UK).

Dr Hannah Dean (Management): Gender, entrepreneurship, critical management studies, oral history.

Dr Jeffrey Murer (International Relations): Ethnic Conflict (UK and Europe), Communal Violence, Terrorism, Youth Mobilization, Multiethnic Relations, Right-Wing Politics.

Dr Kathryn Fredricks (Geography): Italian Colonialism, Eritrean Diaspora, Migrants and Refugees, Wellbeing.

Dr  Konrad Lawson (History): War Crimes, Political Retribution, Post-Colonial Histories.

Dr  Paloma Gay y Blasco (Social Anthropology): Romanies, Marginality, Adoption, Refugees, Gender, Collaboration.


Dr Antonio Montañes Jimenez (Postdoctoral fellow, University of Oxford): Anthropology of Christianity, Romani people, Immigrants, Social Movements (Spain).

Dr Roujing WU (Honorary Fellow, Fujian Jiangxia University): Ethnic Minority studies and Gender Studies (China).

Camila Ferreira Marinelli (PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology): Ways of Knowing, Minorities, Education, Epistemology, Indigenous Epistemologies (Brazil).

Christina Chalache (PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology): Narrative and Storytelling, Political Anthropology, Post-War Reconciliation (Narratives of War), Anthropology of Childhood, Anthropology of the Middle East (Lebanon).

Connor Eckersall (PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology): Gaelic Revitalisation, Ethnic Minorities, Nationalism, Language and Identity.

Emanuela Nadia Borghi (PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology): Medical Anthropology, Gender-based Violence, Mental Health, Narratives of Trauma, Female Migrations (Italy).

Manar Kawasmi (PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology): International Development (Middle East), Civil Society, Social Movements, Activism, Queer Politics.

Rory Cassie (PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology): Minority Studies, Indigeneity, Sámi Studies, Post-Colonial Theory, Critical Race Theory, Feminist Theory, Northern Europe, Truth and Reconciliation, Nationalism.

Sarah Edgcumbe (PhD Candidate in International Relations): Conflict, Peacebuilding, Structural Violence, Gender, Identity, Minority in conflict-affected environments.