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Janet Carsten is an anthropologist and professor currently employed at the University of Edinburgh.[1] Carsten is a fellow of the British Academy[2] Carsten studies social and cultural anthropology.[1]

Carsten has conducted research in Malaysia and Britain. After completing her PhD at the London School of Economics, she was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and Lecturer at the University of Manchester. She has given guest lectures and keynote addresses at Johns Hopkins University, the National University of Taiwan, UCLA, the University of Copenhagen, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, University of Michigan, University of Toronto, the University of Sao Paulo, and at the Museu Nacional, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She delivered the Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture in 2012. During a three-year Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship from September 2007-10 she conducted research on articulations between popular and medical ideas about blood in Britain and Malaysia.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "School of Social and Political Science: Staff profiles : Janet Carsten". Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  2. ^ "Professor Janet Carsten". British Academy. Retrieved 2017-11-18. and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.