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Dr Madeleine Reeves - postgraduate opportunities

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome enquiries from students wishing to undertake ethnographic research in Russia and Eurasia (including Xinjiang, Afghanistan, post-Soviet Central Asia and the Caucasus) in the following broad areas:

-the anthropology of space and place

-the anthropology of borders

-the anthropology of the state

-the anthropology of infrastructure

-secularism and religious life

-migration and transnationalism

-gifting and remitting practices

-moral reasoning around inequality, wealth and poverty

-gendered dimensions of postsocialist change

-ethnicity, conflict and 'preventive development'


Current doctoral supervision (Manchester)

Therese (Tree) Kelly (2015, in progress): Anarchist activism in Bristol (second supervisor, with Katie Smith)
Phaedra Douzina-Bakalaki (2013, in progress): Situating the discourses and practices of Islamic charity in contemporary Greece (second supervisor, with Michelle Obeid)
Rachel Smith (2011, in progress): The ‘Good House’: the domestic moral economy of migration and development in Vanuatu (second supervisor, with Karen Sykes)

Membership of doctoral committees (external)

Takhmina Shokirova (2013, in progress, Wilfrid Laurier University), Gender Relations among Tajik Migrants in Russia (external committee member)
Aminat Chokobaeva (2011, in progress, Australian National University), The 1916 ‘Great Revolt’, History and Memory in Kyrgyzstan (external committee member)
Jake Fleming (2012, in progress, University of Wisconsin-Madison), Building Plant Bodies: People, Trees, and Grafting in the Walnut-Fruit Forests of Kyrgyzstan (external committee member)

Recently awarded PhDs

Deana Jovanovi (2016 completion, University of Manchester), Ambivalence and the Work of Hope: Anticipating Futures in a Serbian Industrial Town (Second supervisor, with Stef Jansen)
Medina Aitieva (2015 completion, University of Manchester), Reconstituting Transnational Families: An Ethnography of Family Practices Between Kyrgyzstan and Russia (First supervisor, with Nick Thoburn)
Ivan Rajkovic (2015 completion, University of Manchester), Struggles for moral ground: problems with work and legitimacy in a Serbian industrial town (Second supervisor, with Stef Jansen)
Hannah Wadle (2014 completion, University of Manchester), Good Tourismship in Transformation. Moral Stories from the Masurian Lake District in Poland (First supervisor, with Rupert Cox)
Till Mostowlansky (2013 completion, University of Berne), Azan on the Moon: Entangling Modernities along Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway (Co-supervisor, with Karénina Kollmar-Paulenz)