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Professor of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Rebecca Cassidy is currently Head of Department and Convenor of the MA in Social Anthropology, so please get in touch with her if you would like to talk about studying Anthropology at Goldsmiths. Rebecca came to Goldsmiths in 2001 and continued to develop her interests in both horse centered societies and also the productive life of risk, gambling, betting and money.

Rebecca studied Anthropology at Cambridge before heading to Edinburgh where she wrote her PhD thesis about the thoroughbred racing industry in Newmarket. A British Academy postdoctoral fellowship enabled her to conduct additional research into thoroughbred racing in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

Between 2010 and 2015, she was the principal investigator of GAMSOC, a European Research Council funded project which used ethnography to investigate the expansion of commercial gambling:


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    Professor of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London