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.
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An Interrogation of Sensory Anthropology of and in Japan
Hannah Gould, Richard Chenhall, Tamara Kohn, Carolyn S Stevens
Journal article | 2019 | Anthropological Quarterly
Sensory anthropology has quickly become a dynamic and expansive field of contemporary scholarship, with ethnographers increasingly..
Managing the consumption of death and digital media: The funeral director as market intermediary
Luke van Ryn, James Meese, Michael Arnold, Bjorn Nansen, Martin Gibbs, Tamara Kohn
Journal article | 2019 | Death Studies
A growing number of companies are offering digital products and services for use in funerals. Drawing on interdisciplinary researc..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Institute for Advanced Study - Fellow - Oct-Dec 2018
G.E.M. Scott Award for Excellence in Teaching
Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University
Social And Political Sciences
Section Of American Anthropological Association
Society for Humanistic Anthropology
Participating Member Of The Aas
Australian Anthropological Society
Participating Member Of The Easa
European Association of Social Anthropologists
Participating Member Of This Asa In The Uk And Commonwealth
Association of Social Anthropologists
Participating Member Of The Aaa
American Anthropological Association
D.Phil in Social Anthropology
University of Oxford
Masters in Anthropology
University of Pennsylvania
BA in Anthropology
University of California - Berkeley