Dr Thomas Cousins


Associate Professor in Social Anthropology

Tutorial Fellow in Human Sciences, St Hugh’s College

Thomas Cousins is an anthropologist of southern Africa with a particular interest in health, labour, and kinship, especially nutrition and pharmaceuticals and their attendant forms of value and life. His fieldwork to date has been in South Africa on topics including global health surveillance, welfare, communications technologies, and zoonosis. A book manuscript based on long-term fieldwork in northern KwaZulu-Natal is under review, titled: The Work of Repair: Amandla and Capacity in the Timber Plantations of South Africa. Ongoing research interests include anthropologies of global health; urban animals; metabolism and value; gender, sexuality, and kinship; material semiotics; and anthropologies of life.


Email: thomas.cousins@anthro.ox.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 274686