Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, Brunel University London

My research revolves around Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, and initially focused on conversion to Christianity and ethnic and cultural politics among rural Bidayuh communities. More recently, I have moved on to two new projects: a study of landscape, morality and development in the context of a dam-construction and resettlement project, and an exploration of orangutan conservation as a transregional phenomenon that bridges science, popular culture and ‘ordinary’ lives in both the United Kingdom and Borneo. My other interests include theories of materiality and visuality, digital anthropology, the body and indigenous museums.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Brunel University London
  • 2007–2011
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge


  • 2007 
    University of Cambridge, PhD Social Anthropology
  • 2003 
    University of Cambridge, MPhil Social Anthropological Analysis
  • 2001 
    University of Oxford, BA (Hons) Modern History