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David Gellner

Professor of Social Anthropology


David Gellner is Professor of Social Anthropology and a Fellow of All Souls. He was Head of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME) from 2009 to 2012 and again from 2016 to 2018. He is currently Director of the Institute of Human Sciences within SAME. His teaching and research interests include the Anthropology of South Asia (especially Nepal and the Himalayas), religion, politics, ethnicity and caste, borderlands, and activism.

Gellner has been the recipient of a number of awards from the ESRC, AHRC, and BA and has published extensively. Among his recent edited books are ‘Religion, Secularism, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Nepal’ (OUP, 2016), ‘Global Nepalis: Religion, Culture, and Community in a New and Old Diaspora’ (OUP, 2018), and ‘Re-Creating Anthropology: Sociality, Matter, and the Imagination’ (forthcoming ASA conference volume).