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Prof Martin Holbraad
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  • Professor of Social Anthropology
  • Dept of Anthropology
  • Faculty of S&HS
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Research Summary
Martin Holbraad's main field research is in Cuba, where he focuses on Afro-Cuban religions and socialist politics.  Having written his doctoral thesis on the role of oracles and money within the diviner cult of IfĂ  in socialist Cuba, his research since has focused on the relationship between myth and action, the consecration of objects, and, more broadly, the logic of cosmological thought in the field of religion as well as in politics.  These ethnographic interests inform his theoretical concerns with such topics as the anthropology of truth and the imagination, abstraction and divinity, and the relationship between anthropological and philosophical analysis.
Academic Background
2002   Doctor of Philosophy University of Cambridge
1996   Bachelor of Science (Honours) London School of Economics and Political Science
    Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 1 University College London
1997   Master of Science London School of Economics and Political Science
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