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Emma Tarlo

Emma Tarlo is a Professor of Anthropology and Director of Research at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has conducted long term anthropological fieldwork in India and Britain as well as shorter multi-cited fieldwork in China, Myanmar and the USA. She specializes in the anthropology of material culture with reference to dress, fashion, textiles, the body and hair in trans-cultural contexts. Her work engages with issues of colonialism, nationalism, diasporic identities, aesthetics, memory, religious revivalism, stigma, creativity and questions of representation and materiality.

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