The Leiden Anthropology Blog is written by scholars at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of Leiden University. They blog about their research, and teaching in the Bachelor and Master program, and share anthropological perspectives on a wide range of social issues.

The authors blog in a personal capacity.

Editorial team

  • Sander Hölsgens, editor-in-chief
  • Iris Klapwijk, web editor and communications coordinator
  • Maria Sherwood-Smith, language editor


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