Alison is an anthropologist and has conducted extensive field research in urban India and also in the UK. Her doctoral research examined breast cancer voluntarism and notions of survivorship in the context of middle-class religious engagement in Mumbai. More recent research focuses on youth, class and educational exclusion in the UK. Her research interests include the politics of personhood and subjectivity, religion, the anthropology of ethics, education, notions of charity and activism. Alison is currently a Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL where she teaches a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and convenes the MSc in Social and Cultural Anthropology.