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Professor of Anthropology, The University of Melbourne

D.Phil. (Social Anthropology) - University of Oxford
M.A. (Anthropology) - University of Pennsylvania
B.A. (Hons) - University of California, Berkeley

Tamara Kohn is a Professor of Anthropology with extensive fieldwork experience in the Scottish Hebrides, the eastern hills of Nepal, and more recently Japan. She has held research and teaching positions in England (Oxford and Durham) and Australia (the University of Melbourne).

Her research focuses on identity and experience, the study of trans-cultural communities of practice (from caring practices to sports and other embodied arts), mobility (migration, intermarriage, leisure/travel), death studies, methods and ethics, and the anthropology of the senses.


  • 2006–2020
    Professor, University of Melbourne