Nikita Simpson – ChangeMaker Chat – Anthropologist
How does the kind of curiosity used in anthropology offer a way to make change?
In this conversation we talk with Nikita Simpson about how she came to work as an anthropologist, having worked up a curiosity about the similarities and differences between communities and cultures from growing up in a bi-racial family in Australia. She takes us to the Himalayas where she has worked with communities to understand the complex dynamics of care in communities subject to radical change, and to the pandemic in the UK, where anthropologists played a critical role in helping government create new supports for communities in crisis.
If you have ever thought of yourself as curious – then this is an episode for you.
Nikita mentions a range of groups and work in the podcast, which are linked here:
- SHM Foundation – https://www.shmfoundation.org/
- Publications – https://www.soas.ac.uk/about/nikita-simpson
- Nikita’s work on ghar ki tension – https://rai.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1467-9655.13956
- And on Kamzori – https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/maq.12707
- Dhaarchidi Collective – https://dhaarchidi.wordpress.com/
- Nikita’s work with Laura Bear on Covid and Care – https://www.lse.ac.uk/anthropology/research/COVID-and-Care-Research-Group
- The Call Centre – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MARYRua5E4A
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