Citizenship, politics and power

From belonging to social exclusion, this stream explores citizenship configurations and the state in late liberalism.


Emplaced relationships, both mobile and sedentary, are investigated, from the moral dimensions of nomadism, to those of the home, marketplace and prison.

Ethnographic theory and practice

The moral complexity of fieldwork relationships are probed, from the awkward to the amorous, along with relationality and historical dynamism in regional ethnographic practice.


From the uncivil to the genocidal, bodies and relations as sites of violence and symbols of moral collapse are explored.

Landscapes, resources and value

This stream pursues the moral underpinnings of land and resource management policy and practice, from conservation, mining and food systems, to Indigenous heritage.

Medical horizons

Health and illness are considered through morality’s prism, where exploitation, uncertainty and suffering, meet care and agency, within models of healing spanning the magical to biomedical.

Postgraduate Showcase

Cutting edge engagements with moralities across diverse horizons.


An engagement with the intersections of religion, spirituality and ethics within migration trajectories, through experiences of wonder, and among religious communities, from Millenarians to Muslims.

Social hierarchies

Across the life-course, and in public and private spheres, researchers elucidate the ways in which age, class and gender are constructed, performed and intersect in moments of intimacy and conflict.


This stream considers orientations to past, present and future, from trajectories of progress, degeneration and aging, to extraordinary moments, including the technological, the sustainable and the embodied.

Film Programme

AAS2015 Film Programme

Creative practice

The art and sensibility of being ethnographic: moral responsibility and future orientations.