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AHRC 3-year Studentship in visual anthropology at Oxford

June 15, 2012

Following the award of an AHRC collaborative studentship to Professor David Zeitlyn (ISCA) and Dr Chris Morton (Pitt Rivers Museum) for ‘Photographic cultures in Mbouda, Cameroon’ in conjunction with the British Library, a 3-year fully funded AHRC studentship will be available to the best-qualified candidate.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out research for a doctorate in anthropology on visual cultures in Mbouda, west Cameroon, supervised by Professor David Zeitlyn, Dr Chris Morton (Oxford) and Dr Marion Wallace (British Library), with support from Lynda Barraclough (BL/Endangered Archives Programme). The student will undertake fieldwork in West Cameroon.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate an interest in the study of photography and a commitment to ethnographic fieldwork in Cameroon. They should have a good Master?s degree and/or first degree in anthropology, museum studies or African studies. Some proficiency in French would be advantageous.
A summary of the project is available from

Applicants must follow the usual application rules for admission as a Probationer Research Student (see
Applicants are bound by AHRC eligibility criteria: only EU citizens can be given awards and for a full award UK residency is required. Please see the Humanities Division and AHRC pages for detailed guidance on this.

The deadline for applications is 1 July 2012 and candidates should be ready to be called for interview for the studentship on 25th July 2012 at the British Library in London. It is expected that the successful candidate will take up the position in October 2012.

Further enquiries about the position may be directed to